Alli Hart [Interview]

 

Today we have some wonderful words from a brilliant up and coming actress that you all should be on the look out for in the coming future, should that still be a thing we are able to look forward to in these trying times. It’s the brilliant Allie Hart! Alli recently appeared in one of my favorite films of 2020 thus far, the wonderful film The Dinner Party that is truly incredible and just so damn much fun!

Alli was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to tell us a bit about The Dinner Party, why she got into the world of performance, and much more. And we are eternally grateful for her to do so.

So Folks, please enjoy some wonderful words from the great Allie Hart!

 

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What inspired you to get into the world of entertainment? Was it something you had wanted to do since your youth? Or did you happen to find yourself in this world one day?

Growing up in a small town in Texas, I’ve always been the weird extroverted creative one who discovered so much of my passion in theatre and entertainment. It was a place I felt not only a calling to but a belonging. I had always felt misunderstood or that I was too hyper, too much or too big-so characters and creativity was a way to escape and transform those feelings in a vibrant way that was very cathartic for me. I was a slave to this passion from the time I was in middle school. Wishing on every star and working every little job to graduate and move to Los Angeles to truly pursue it.

Ha. I wish I woke up in this world. I had to work (still am) incredibly hard for many many years to be where I am. Nothing about my Journey has been easy… and maybe that’s the point. To have this arsenal of experiences that make my colors deeper and richer to paint with as I portray another human being.

What was your first paid gig in the world of entertainment? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this experience that still affects your work to date?

Oh wow. Probably My Haunted Mansion where I played a ghost girl.

I wouldn’t say that it affects my work but definitely something that bled into my audition process. I had so much fun in the room and committed 1000% to a character that was screaming and crying and banging her head into a wall. That was the point where I realized “I am going to make fearless decisions as an actress in that room. I am going to disturb them with truth.”

I recently had the pleasure of seeing your incredible performance in the film The Dinner Party. It’s a truly brilliant piece of horror. Can you tell us a bit about this project? Why should people be excited to check this one out?

Thank you so much! That project was such a special one for me. It was my first on location film and also my first lead in a feature… so it definitely has its own space in my heart and I think it always will.

The Dinner Party was shot in Mississippi on one location. We shot through the night for 3-4 weeks. We’d go to set at 5PM or so and come home at 6 or 7 am. During that time I was so present with the journey of it, I had felt like I instantly adapted to where I was staying and who I was spending time with like I had been there for a year haha. Everyone became family on this intimate project.

The director, Miles Doleac, got me a combat trainer in Los Angeles to train with for about a month or so before filming. The fight scenes were some of my favorite scenes to shoot. Though I woke up covered in bruises! Haha.

This film was shot oh so beautifully and the talent is absolutely incredible and riveting. The storyline takes me back to good ole horror that I loved growing up with, like Rosemary’s Baby -but to cut to the heart of it the performances in this movie really are something else. I love experiencing each character. They are all so unique and different and I’m just in awe watching them come alive with their barrage of complexities and eccentricities.

 

 

While it’s not the only genre you have worked in, you have managed to turn out some wonderful performances in one of our favorite genres of film, which would the world of horror. I am curious to know what you enjoy the most about the world of horror? What is it that sets this genre apart from others you have worked on?

Ah! I love that recognition haha.

I have been a horror fan all my life. I wasn’t allowed to watch it in my house as a little girl so maybe I got addicted to the act of rebelling and sneaking a scary movie at 2 or 3 in the morning when my mom was asleep haha. Started with It by Stephen King.. then all the Screams, Chucky, Freddy Kruegar, Jason, Texas Chainsaw, etc.. 🙂

So maybe I like it because I wasn’t aloud to like it but I also always felt that I could be scarier than anyone in the movies and I love to test that. (You should see me in a haunted house, you’d think I was at Disneyland)

To put it simply, I resonate with FREAK and CREEP. Ha!

I want you to feel in my movies – “is she going to kiss me or kill me?” Maybe I should put that on a shirt haha.

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

Oh why do you gotta do this to me hahah!

Honestly, without thinking, Angelina Jolie, and I think anyone close to me would tell you the same thing. Since I’m a girl and it can’t be Jim Carrey. Two people who influenced my work since the beginning.

I have always connected to her and identified with her intensity. Her fire. Her sexuality. Her ability to make people uncomfortable with just how damn honest she is. She was misunderstood, too. I’ve always seen that. But, her evolution throughout time is extraordinary. She became so much softer after becoming a mom, much like myself. After I had my daughter, I had no longer a desire to self-destruct and I stopped romanticizing pain. Plus, we both like to keep blood in vials 😉 I imagine we love deeper than most. Which is synonymous to a lot of other things.

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

I know what I want. And that’s to continue creating wildly beautiful stories with wildly beautiful humans. With my daughter and my family right along with me. I’m willing to be surprised by life. Show me what you got.  Make it interesting 😉

What was the last thing that made you smile?

Your last question. The future makes me excited!

 

 

 

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