Angeline-Rose started out as a Ford model booking ads and commercials for such big names as Dillards, Chefboyardee, J-14 Magazine, and Skip n' Bubble and starred in the Barn Theatre's production "Daughters of the Lone Star State." In 2011, Angeline-Rose starred in "In/Sight," which marked her first big feature film role. She also produced and starred in "Ever Last," which just screened at the Hoboken Film Festival!
Angeline-Rose is currently in two Lifetime movies: a featured role in "Imaginary Friend" which just premiered June 2 and a starring role in "Who Killed Allison Parker" which premieres Saturday, June 9 at 8pm.
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1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? I grew up watching old films, and musicals, like "Gone with the Wind," "Singing in the Rain," and all the Marilyn Monroe films - I loved Audrey Hepburn, Angela Lansbury, Carol Channing, Ethel Merman and Dick van Dyke. Growing up in Memphis, TN, my mom and dad and I would attend all the Arts all the time, including lots of theater; I was fortunate to see Baryshnikov dance with his troupe, and even Mary Martin in her comeback tour of "Peter Pan" from the front row to hear her crow like a rooster and watch her fly high over the stage…Anyway, I just wanted to be entertaining audiences just as all these wonderful performers were doing. I was already a competitive freestyle ice skater, choreographed my solo ice showcases, did print, runway, and fit-modeling from an early age, and taking all kinds of performing arts classes in NYC. Later, I got into community, regional, Off-Off Broadway theater and TV commercials. I loved being on set or in shows with all the older, more skilled actors and would study them from the wings hoping to learn whatever I could. In college, I had a chance to explore my various roles in a whole spectrum of theater, from bold, experimental student works to traditional comedies and musicals, even having the chance to work behind the scenes as Wardrobe Manager a few times, a valuable experience assisting and observing us thespians from another, often eye-opening perspective.
2. Who haven't you worked with that you would like to? I would love to work with Meryl Streep - She is so incredibly versatile and such a talented actress and fun lady - it would be such a great honor to work with her! I loved her in "Sophie’s Choice," "The Devil Wears Prada," and watching her transformation in "Iron Lady" was really incredible!
I would also enjoy working with Ryan Gosling - He's very talented and just seems to have this magnetism about him - he conveys so much with the slightest nuanced mannerism - the parting of his lips, clench of his jaw...haha..I also certainly wouldn't mind getting lost in those eyes of his in a scene either! He was brilliant in "Drive" and heartbreakingly funny in "Crazy, Stupid Love."
3. You are starring in two Lifetime movies: “Imaginary Friend," premiering June 2, and "Who Killed Allison Parks," premiering June 9. What does it feel like to have booked these two movies so soon out of college? Well, 2010 was a bit of a whirlwind for me and in the absolute best possible way! I flew to LA to audition and meet with the director, Richard Gabai, at the end of April, graduated college the first week in May and two weeks later, I was screaming my lungs out and being stabbed to death as Allison Parks on a lawn at 6am in Boyle Heights. It was the best summer vacation EVER!
4. What attracted you to both movies? After reading the script for "Who Killed Allison Parks" I wanted so much to be a part of it - the story, with its psychological twists and turns. It’s one of those films that after you have seen it, you're like, wait, oh my gosh, I need to see that again right now! You pick up on something new or some subtle clue to the mystery each time you watch it.
With "Imaginary Friend," I had a similar reaction when reading the script, which I was so grateful that my Director, Richard Gabai, sent over to me - I love watching thrillers so I'm really attracted to that sort of story where you find yourself holding your breath and wildly turning pages to see what happens next.
5. What do you identify most with about your characters in "Imaginary Friend" and "Who Killed Allison Parks"? I think "Allison" and "Molly" ("Imaginary Friend") both share a vulnerability that really endeared me to them. "Allison" was a trusting individual with a bit of naivety about her, seeking help, and then taken advantage of by the one person who was supposed to be there for her. "Molly," though much more self - confident and aware of her seductiveness, was still at heart, just a young girl with a crush on a man in a position of power.
6. You also produced and starred in the film "Ever Last" at the Hoboken Film Festival. What made you want to produce and star in this film? What do you get from producing that you don't get from acting? I sort of fell into the role of producer on the romantic comedy "Ever Last." Chris Dimoulas, a good friend of mine, wrote the script (and directed) and asked me to play "Kim," the female lead. After reading a few drafts over the months, I really appreciated the strong character of "Kim;" she’s an independent woman, trying to make it in the world and trying to ignore the fact that something (love) is missing from her life. "Kim’s" strength and courage really appealed to me and I was excited to step into her shoes and begin shooting. "Ever Last" was about a week into pre-production when our original producer realized that due to her other commitments, she was unable to continue our film. Since there was still so much work be done before we could even begin filming, and being aware of our goals and constraints, it just made sense that I volunteer to take on the role of producer rather than wasting valuable time searching for someone else who was in line with our ideals. Chris and I discussed it and were on the same page about what we wanted and expected out of the production in terms of quality, professionalism, ultimate goals, and of course, budget. We then both felt comfortable about my taking on the additional role of producer, which turned out to be a learning process; especially learning how very time-consuming producing a feature was - casting, location scouting, obtaining permits, communicating with union reps, payroll and insurance agents, craft services, lodging, meals, and transportation…and that barely scratches the surface. We had a small but talented and dedicated crew, and though being able to shoot a feature on our minuscule budget and in 19 days was not an easy task, we got it done and it was incredibly rewarding!
7. You are just starting your career, what are some of your aspirations in addition to acting and producing? I started performing at a pretty young age but now that I’ve graduated college and can dedicate myself to my career full time, I’m excited to finally have time to explore and evaluate and fulfill my opportunities and dreams. My first love is acting and I really enjoy the varied and unique roles that have come my way, but If I feel passionate about another project and really want to be involved, I would absolutely produce again.
8. What have you learned about yourself from being a performer? I’ve learned that I’m capable of taking greater risks and becoming stronger than I imagined. The feeling of venturing into the unknown and giving my role all that I can, and the sense of accomplishment I get from a completed project is so fulfilling, and so much fun!!, that I can't wait to push myself beyond my new limits the next time.
9. What's the best advice you've ever received? I was told when I was young that to succeed in this business you have to develop a tough skin. This advice has made it easy for me to learn from constructive criticism whenever it’s offered.
10. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? My Papou; my wonderful grandfather and patriarch of our family, who passed away two years ago at the age of 95. You are welcome to my dreams anytime, Papou.
11. Favorite way to spend your day off? I love going the beach, hiking in the canyons and shopping with my mom.
12. Favorite way to stay in shape? I love Shaun T’s Insanity! It really kicks your butt! I haven’t sweat that much in my life!
13. Favorite skin care product? I love Pond’s cleansing towelettes - they’re perfect for taking off makeup and washing your face on the go.
14. If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? I would definitely want to be able to fly - when I was really little, I used to dream that I was flying around with The Ninja Turtles, so that would be pretty awesome to have that power.