Curse Of The Witching Tree: Interview With Lawrence Weller
"Hi Lawrence and thank you for agreeing to chat with me today. The Curse Of The Witching Tree is a tremendous horror film and I particularly enjoyed your performance. Can you tell me how you became involved?
Jake is a young boy who has to come to terms with a lot of difficult and traumatic feelings. With the loss of his father and alienation , bullying at school. How did you prepare for such a challenging role?
I prepared by thinking what would Jake would do as a normal boy. Thinking as Jake helped me understand how to play him. I also used my own emotions that I have experienced, such as being bullied. It was my first time doing a film, so it was a lot of hard work, but it was a lot of fun too. I was really nervous at first, but got into it with everyone's help.
One of the elements that seems to work so effectively with the film is your close relationship with the other cast members, you really seem like a believable family unit. What was your experience with working with the the cast?
I got along well with the cast as I spoke with them before filming. We all met at the read through, and everyone was really nice. Lucy Clarvis and Sarah Rose Denton helped me with my acting, as they were more experienced. They helped me to relax which made it a really friendly environment.
What was James Crow's direction to you for Jake. How did you get into the characters mindset?
You are a very talented actor , what other roles interest you and can you tell me what other projects you have planned?
Thanks for your time and I would love to keep in touch"
Curse of the Witching Tree is out on Monday and you can preorder your copy from Amazon or pick up a copy from Sainsburys and Asda in the UK or from Walmart and Target in America. Curse of the Witching Tree is also available to download from iTunes.
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