(Gillian, Rosie & Joey on set - picture by Zoe Ryan)
I was doing a job playing Claire Redfield from Resident Evil and I became very good friends with one of the other actresses, Hannah Farmer. She took part in Model Fight Night last year. The thought of actually having a martial arts skill that I’ve trained in and worked hard for was very appealing. I was excited about what I’d potentially be able to do action wise at the end of the process.
Gillian: Well, since Fight Night I’ve been busy. I’ve just shot my part in a new British feature, “Across the River” and, among other projects, I’ll be shooting a thriller feature “The Quiet One” in January. Also, I’m back on stage again in November as well. I’m doing a show called Burlexe and it’s about the stories of the ladies who do burlesque.
I was going through a really bad personal time just before the shoot and I’d try to leave the business but I just kept getting work, which is obviously nice. When you want it you don’t get it, when you’re not looking for it, it comes your way. I told Rosie she could have the script but I didn’t think I wanted to be in it. She said “No! You have to be in it. You must be in it.” So, of course, I was – thank God!