Interview with Rebecca Rayne
I interviewed Rebecca Rayne, who plays Charlie in Unicorn.
What made you pursue acting?
I have wanted to pursue acting since I was about 5 years old. I remember playing an angel in a primary school play and I was like, "Right, I have to do this". I was also really pissed off that I wasn't cast as Mary in the nativity.
Why did you get involved with this project?
As soon as I saw the casting breakdown and the script I knew that this was going to be a great project. I met Harry for an informal chat about the project and I knew this was something that I had to do.
What was it like to play the character, Charlie?
Playing Charlie was such a great experience. She's a great character- caring, strong, down to earth, vulnerable - it was a real joy to play her.
What was your favourite part of being on set?
My highlight was the all night shoot - where there were about forty of us on set. It felt really special!
Advice for other actors?
My advice for actors would be to send five emails a day to casting directors, agents, directors, producers. You never know who will get back to you and what doors might open as a result. You need to keep positive, to form theatre companies, make your own work. To also join Casting Call Pro- so many great projects are posted on there daily. Another great site you can join is 'Dramanic' which tells you about every Theatre Project that is being cast- it then lists contact details and how to get in touch with them.
That is a really hard question- I think if I had to choose, my favourite actor would be Viola Davis. Her performance in 'Fences' is something I have never got over!
Any upcoming projects?
I'm going to be performing in a play called 'A Balaboosta in London' in March