Christina Cole [Interview]

Today we are sharing some amazing words from an even more amazing actress. It’s Christina Cole, Everyone! Christina has had some absolutely wonderful roles in the world of film, theatre, and television. In fact, it’s in the world of television that we here at Trainwreck’d Society came to know and love her work. Christina is a star on the truly funny and poignant new series The Indian Detective, which also features acclaimed stand up comedian Russell Peters. It is an absolutely brilliant and she is absolutely brilliant in it.

We are beyond excited that Christina has graced out digital pages and was willing to share a few great words with us here today. So without further ado, please enjoy some wonderful words from the great Christina Cole!

When did you first discover your passion for the world of acting?

It was always something I really enjoyed at school and I was very fortunate to have a fantastic drama teacher at school who pushed me along.

Was it something you just always knew you were going to do?

At the time no. I don’t come from a back ground of people in the arts, so I didn’t perceive it as a tangible thing.

Or did you sort of stumble your way into this world?

Yes, I kind of did. When I was at college, I had a teacher who said that I should try to get into drama school… Again, I thought Uni was the only way into the work place. Anyway, I auditioned at two drama schools to see what it was all about. Got into one. Won a scholarship and that was the turning point… I focused everything into those 3 years.

Of the many genres you have done some amazing work in, you have had some great roles in one of our favorite genres which is the world of horror. So in your obvious professional opinion, I’d love to know what you like about working in the world of horror?

The human imagination is limitless and everybody loves a good play on their own fears and senses. Well, those who enjoy a horror, anyway. They are all so different to work on. Doghouse, a more comedy type horror, was such good fun to work on. Getting to play with supernatural roles in prosthetic make up is just the best!.  But something like Rosemary’s Baby was completely different. I love working on psychological thrillers. Developing a role that leaves people guessing as to your own involvement in the protagonists dilemma, is a very exciting process..

What is it about this genre of film that sets itself apart from other genres you have worked on?

I don’t know … suspense…the race against time….blood and gore… depends on which one. Lol.

We also thoroughly enjoy the world of comedy, and you starred alongside Russell Peters in the series The Indian Detective, that is absolutely hilarious. How has your experience been working on a zany and hilarious program like this? Is it as much fun to work on as it is for us to watch?

It absolutely was. Russell is a laugh a minute to be around, and just a lovely guy. We shot most of the series in South Africa, in and around Cape Town, which was beautiful. The crux for us all was trying to get the right balance of comedy and drama…

And I imagine you are not at liberty to speak on anything about the future of The Indian Detective, but if we were to speak hypothetically and strictly opinion based…What would you like to see the future look like for Robyn Gerner? Is there any sort of character growth you would like to bring to her character, should you continue to bring her character to life?

I’d like to see more emotional tension between Robin and Doug’s character. The kind of ‘will they, won’t they’ tension that you often see in male and female partner cop type dramas, really works. That type of character development is interesting to watch.

You have had some great success in the world of film, television, and the theatre. With that being said, I am curious to know which form of performance is your favorite? If you were destined to only work in one field for the rest of your career, which would you choose?

That’s a toughy, as the best part of it all, is that I get to do it all. And never get bored. I really enjoy getting to hop between film, TV, and Theatre. They require slightly varying tools and I enjoy the challenge of that. Sorry, thats a boring answer, I know, but I really couldn’t choose.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers?

Well, I’ve just had my 2nd child (and, so I’m currently having fun working out the new normal in our family.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

Watching my eldest entertain her little sister by doing a silly dance while I had a quick shower this morning.

Season One of The Indian Detective is available now on Netflix.

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