Caitlin Holcombe [Interview]

 

Hello Folks! As we near the end another week of the newly grounded year 2020, we have another wonderful interview to share with you all with another incredibly talented performer, which was definitely the theme this week, was it not? Today we have some incredible words from the great Caitlin Holcombe!

Everyone should recognize Holcombe as the lead role in one of our most beloved films of 2019. That film would actually be one of our Top Ten Films of 2019, the brilliant and personal journey of a film entitled Stoke. Caitlin was absolutely incredible in this film written and directed by our new friend Zoe Eisenberg. I was extremely excited to have Holcombe on the site to discuss her work on this incredible film, and obviously so much more. And I am now extremely excited to share her words with you all today, and to have Caitlin become a member of the TWS legacy. We are absolutely honored to have her here.

So Folks, please enjoy some incredible words from one of the modern age’s finest performers, the great Caitlin Holcombe!

 

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What inspired you to get into the world of acting? Was it something you aspired to do since you were young, or did you happen to find yourself in this world one day?

I started acting when I was in first grade. I was Mother Goose in the school play. Movies were always an inspiration to me. When I was young I especially loved old Hollywood. James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Stewart. I wanted to do what they did.

 

What was your first paid gig on the world of acting? And where there any sort of lessons learned from this experience that still affect your work today?

My first paid gig was an industrial I did for a loan company! We all start somewhere, right?

I recently really enjoyed your performance in our new friend Zoe Eisenberg’s film Stoke. I am curious to know what drew you to this role? What made you want to work in this world?

Thank you! Zoe is a wonderful writer. I will do any project she asks me to do because I trust her skill and talent implicitly. She writes complex, juicy characters, and Jane is no exception. When Zoe emailed the script I read it and envisioned the whole movie. I loved the idea of a road film taking place over the course of one day, and on the Big Island, c’mon. What a dream to go on location in such a gorgeous place and make a movie with incredible people. I was drawn to Jane because I thought I had something I could offer to the role. I felt I could identify with her.

 

 

The rest of the cast of Stoke was also absolutely phenomenal as well. I am curious to know how the filming process and set life for you was on this project? It seems like it would be a great group of people to hang out with?

Honestly, I had the best experience on this film. Zoe, Phil, and our AD, Jordan, are to thank for that. They each brought joy and positivity to set every day. When you have people leading with heart and passion for what they do, it makes a big difference in the filming process. The cast and crew on this film were absolutely wonderful. Everyone did such a great job. Everyone led with their heart. I feel so grateful for the experience. To go away and work on a film is absolutely amazing because it becomes a bit like camp. You’re in this bubble working long hours, and sometimes it’s a really late night and the scene is really emotionally intense, and if you get on with one another, then the bond happens so quickly. You kind of skip the getting to know someone part and just get to the heart of things. Also, food is so important. We were so well taken care of in that department, and lodging. When you’re well fed and get a good night of sleep, everyone is happier.

If you were handed the opportunity to create and star in the biopic of any well known figure in American history, who would it be?

I love this question! Patti Smith. I think she’s so brilliant and so earnest in her pursuit of music and art. Plus she had relationships with Robert Mapplethorpe and Sam Shepard. What a woman. Also, the New York City she describes in her book Just Kids is the New York of my dreams, late 60’s early 70’s.

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

Who knows what the future has in store? I am grateful for whatever that may be. Christmas is here and I love this time of year. I am going to visit my family in Texas and there’s a million of series I want to binge while I’m there. Creatively I am cooking up a couple of things that I will keep you posted on 🙂

What was the last thing that made you smile?

My toy poodle Morrissey. He’s currently begging me to wrap this up so I can give him my full attention.

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