WHAT ARE THE MAIN SIMILARITIES BETWEEN YOU AND ROSE? Probably our sense of humour. I kind of use it as a means of survival as does Rose and also our passion for all things which probably gets us in trouble as well as. It’s a positive attribute and a negative and our fervent opinions on things. We probably don’t know enough about to be that opinionated.
ARE THERE MANY MAJOR DIFFERENCES BESIDES THE OBVIOUS? Yeah I probably can’t kick ass, so absolutely! I also really admire her loyalty as a friend.
THE FILM IS VERY PHYSICAL HOW DID YOU PREPARE FOR IT? I did about three months of gym, crav maga, jujitsu , kick boxing and during filming as well and there was a lot with my diet- as much food as I could possibly shovel in my mouth. I had been a vegetarian for 7 years prior and I became a meat eater for it because I was losing too much weight and I was having a ton of protein shakes so it was pretty full on!
SO YOU PROBABLY COULD KICK BUTT THEN! [laughs] Not as much as I think I can! I have a much bigger head than I should because when I was doing the scenes all these stunt men had wires on them so I’d punch them and they’d fly across the room so I think I’m stronger than I actually am.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ANYONE IN THE CAST TO HAVE A ‘BOND’ WITH WHO WOULD IT BE? Well Lucy and I almost have an altered version of a bond I can sense when she’s off, or needs food or if she’s tired. Probably Danila [Kozlovsky who plays Demitri] because I just don’t understand how he functions as a perfect human.
DID YOU AND LUCY SPEND MUCH TIME HANGING OUT WHEN YOU WEREN’T SHOOTING? I didn’t have much time to because I’m in pretty much every scene but when we had our day off we would go out sometimes, hang out and get lunch.
IN THE VA FILM ROSE IS CRUSHING ON DIMITRI BUT WHO WOULD REAL LIFE YOU CHOOSE DIMITRI OR ROSE’S PAL MASON? That’s difficult. Probably Dimitri?
ARE THERE CHARACTERISTICS THAT YOU ADMIRE ABOUT THEM IN REAL LIFE? Yeah. It’s just hard to differentiate Mason and Cameron because I like Cameron more than I like Mason.
IS CAMERON REALLY FUNNY IN REAL LIFE? He has a much darker sense of humour. He’s someone who no matter how well you know him you don’t understand him at all. He’s an enigma! I’m fascinated by him. I sat on a 6 our plane ride and talked to him the entire time and got no insight into what he’s been doing or how he is, he’s very mysterious in that way.
WHAT LESSONS DO YOU THINKS WE COULD LEARN FROM ROSE AND LISSA’S FRIENDSHIP? I understand that internal struggle between prioritising friends over love interests because it is difficult when you’re young! I certainly didn’t always succeed and I really appreciate and admire Rose’s one-track, complete loyalty to Lissa.