An Interview With Charlotte Rothwell The ‘Magic’ Star Of ‘Book Worms’.

An Interview With Charlotte RothwellAn Interview With Charlotte Rothwell the lead actress of thriller short film ‘Book Worms’.

Here is An Interview With Charlotte Rothwell the lead actress of thriller short film ‘Book Worms’. It tells the story of three friends who are not what they seem. Her excellent performance has been hailed by director Adaora Nwandu as ‘Magic’ and ‘Extremely Powerful’. Charlotte plays the lead character of Marcella, who is a member of a trio of female serial killers. The film revolves around the three friends who get an unexpected intruder in their home, before turning the tables on the intruder after Marcella is specifically targeted by him.

Charlotte started acting when she was 4 years old and went on to win numerous awards including Liverpool Actress of the Year, which she won three times before moving to Los Angeles and quickly being named as one of BAFTA Los Angeles’ Newcomers of the Year, which is a well-deserved honor and a testament to her talent and dedication.

The London Tree recently spoke with Charlotte to talk about her experience filming ‘Book Worms’.

THE LONDON TREE: This was a really gritty role in a particularly dark film. How did you prepare to play Marcella?

CHARLOTTE ROTHWELL: It really was a gritty role, but I love gritty roles so I wasn’t complaining! The preparation is one of my favorite parts of taking on a new character. It’s so interesting to learn about them and what their motives are. I created a whole back-story for Marcella, which I discussed with our director, Adaora Nwandu, and I did a lot of research about serial killers, which was extremely hard to read at times but I felt it was necessary. I definitely had to do that quite a few hours before bed!


THE LONDON TREE: I bet! How was it working with Adaora Nwandu?

CHARLOTTE ROTHWELL: I was so excited to work with Adaora- it truly was an honor. I really loved ‘Rag Tag’ and was very intrigued by her vision for this project. Honestly, it was so incredible to work with a female director, especially on a project like this that was so female-driven. I couldn’t have imagined it any other way!

THE LONDON TREE: What was the atmosphere like on set?

CHARLOTTE ROTHWELL: It was actually an incredibly fun shoot considering the dark storyline! I was so lucky to be working with such wonderful actresses (Ione Butler, Debora Giannone and Tress Glenn) who were such a joy to work with and be around. Working with them isn’t work, but then again neither is acting in general for me. It’s very true that if you love your work, you never work a day in your life. I’m very lucky. The only time things got a bit more intense were my scenes with Matt Madden where he had to be physically overbearing and abusive with my character, but that was something I knew was coming and Matt made me feel as comfortable as possible during filming.

THE LONDON TREE: Tell us more about the character of Marcella.

CHARLOTTE ROTHWELL: She is extremely complex, which you only see a glimpse of at first. The Marcella you see at the beginning of the film is not the same Marcella that you see at the end of the film, so it was great to be able to show these two contrasting sides of her.An Interview With Charlotte Rothwell

THE LONDON TREE: You played ‘Senoa’ in the feature film ‘Senoa’, which is currently in post-production and this is also a thriller. I sense a pattern here!

CHARLOTTE ROTHWELL: It’s true- not intentionally though, I might add! I have a real passion for drama, though I did make a guest appearance in Cameron Moir’s comedy ‘Englishman In LA’ for some much-needed comic relief! Senoa and Marcella are two completely different characters with very contrasting stories. Senoa is extremely vulnerable and trusting, whereas Marcella is much more protected and defensive. I loved playing both of them.

THE LONDON TREE: Finally, tell us a little bit more about ‘Senoa’.

CHARLOTTE ROTHWELL: Senoa is taken hostage by someone who is against her wealthy father only to find out that her captor isn’t the person she should fear. I could tell you more but I don’t want to give the ending away! We shot in Malibu, Topanga Canyon and San Diego, which is where I did my own stunt work. I was really nervous at the time but determined to do it- I think Senoa would have done it if she were in my shoes!

Follow Charlotte on Twitter at @CharlotteRothwl and on Instagram at charlotte.rothwell

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