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Alison Bruce: On Being Eve, Hercules and Agnetha...

Interview – 2012

Award-winning actor Alison Bruce has a very long CV indeed, from fantasy to small-town drama, to odd couple movies. She has acted in Mercy Peak, kidult hit Being Eve, and starred in acclaimed 1999 film Magik and Rose. Her film credits 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 Young Hercules
  • How the lead role in Magik and Rose changed her career
  • Fighting over a toilet seat with Stephen Lovatt in Being Eve
  • Working her real pregnancy into the storylines of Mercy Peak
  • Nervous moments with actor Anthony Hopkins on the set of The World’s Fastest Indian
  • Feeling anxious about the scripts on The Almighty Johnsons
  • Always feeling she’ll be caught out as a ‘fraud’ as an actress

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