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Jennifer Ward-Lealand: Acting royalty finds new opportunities online…

Interview – 2018

Jennifer Ward-Lealand is often referred to as acting royalty in New Zealand. Ten years after her first interview with NZ On Screen, Ward-Lealand sits down again to bring us up to date on what she’s been up to over the past decade.

In this ScreenTalk, Ward-Lealand talks about:

  • How the changing digital landscape has provided new career opportunities
  • The creative freedom that web series can bring
  • Having fun on web series Auckland Daze
  • Learning te reo Māori after an embarrassing on-set moment
  • Sharing some similarities with her character in TV series Dirty Laundry
  • Getting advice from experts on money laundering to prep for the role
  • Supporting young filmmakers on Kiwi film Dead
  • Feeling spoilt by the on-off shooting model for movie Vermilion
  • Why Equity New Zealand is vital for the local film industry
This video was first uploaded on 3 December 2018, 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