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Interview – 2012

Award-winning actor Alison Bruce has a long CV indeed, from fantasy to odd couple movies. She has acted in TV's Mercy Peak, kidult hit Being Eve, and starred in acclaimed 1999 film Magik and Rose. Her film credits also include The World’s Fastest Indian, the madcap User Friendly and short film Mon Desir.

In this ScreenTalk, Bruce talks about:

  • Creating chaos for the production company of Shark in the Park
  • How appearing in one episode of Xena made her a sex symbol
  • Working with a young and "geeky" Ryan Gosling on short-lived TV series Young Hercules
  • How getting the lead role in Magik and Rose changed her career
  • Fighting over a toilet seat with actor Stephen Lovatt on Being Eve
  • Having her pregnancy built into the storylines of Mercy Peak
  • Nervous moments with actor Anthony Hopkins on the set of The World’s Fastest Indian
  • Working on "very boysie" TV series The Almighty Johnsons
  • Always feeling she’ll be caught out as a "fraud" as an actor
This video was first uploaded on 28 February 2012, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside
I felt like it was my first opportunity to really, on-screen, do more; and I think that . . . how I was viewed as a screen actress changed . . . it was definitely career-changing for me, Magik and Rose.
– Alison Bruce on the impact 1999 movie Magik and Rose had on her career