you could drop by Geylang Serai, since the Hari
Raya festive is just a round the corner too?
Hmm, maybe tonight after the screening perhaps.
you rushing back for filming?
No, no, I was only invited for only three days.
did you get involve with this film production
in the first place?
I went for an audition and was given a script.
I was really attracted it. Later, I was told that
I was doing the part and I was very happy. (Laughs)
film seems to deal with personal individual insecurity.
Is there any aspect in your life that you weren’t
Yes. I think like everybody. I’m not the
character but I understand her.
character in the movie is your favorite?
Sebastian. He a nice character. He’s the
only one that doesn’t change. Whether he’s
with me or Agnes or my father, he stays to what
he is and I think that he is the most important
character because he shows the right way. He says
the truth. He’s not going to lie to please
someone. In teh movie, when he said that’s
my father didn’t hear me at the concert,
he didn’t say it to create drama, he just
says it because its natural for him.
there was an aspect of him that he has something
to hide, like his real name. Why wasn’t
there a development on that?
Because it’s a part of his character to
makes me grow and he’s growing with me too.
When I discovered his real name on his ID, he
doesn’t hide. He says that he uses that
name to work and it’s true. It’s just
for practical reason and I dun think he’s
ashamed of his real identity or anything.
mention the singing was done by someone else,
but you did work on yourself a few month of practice
on how to sing. Wouldn’t you have liked
to do your own singing for the movie?
No, because there is a big difference. She has
a nice voice whereas mine sounds like singing
in the shower. Yes I have a few months of practice
but it doesn’t compare with 2 years of experience
like the character.
u DO have practice in singing maybe we could have
a taste of it?
You want me to sing something? No…really.
You would really be disappointed…I’d
like to keep it a mystery… (Laugh)
would you like to promote this movie to Singaporean?
That’s a good question. I don’t know.
I think that the only difference with promotion
in France and here is that, people are not used
to this kind of movie. I just like them to watch
the movie; it’s all the same reaction everywhere
even in Nigeria or New York. The importance of
the image is the same everywhere.
discuss about you now. The movie has become the
No 1 film in France. Has it changed your life
more? Do you get recognized on the street?
It’s my 1st work as a professional so definitely
it has changed a lot on my life but people don't
recognize me because I don't look the same in
the movie. I cut my hair. I don't dress the same.
Some do, but not much.
you cut your hair for the movie?
No. Actually I wanted to cut before the movie
and told Agnes about it but she said “No,
No, No don’t cut your hair!” (Laughs)
mother is a famous actress in France. Do u ever
feel pressured to live up to her expectation?
No. At least not from my mum or family. I know
people are going to say, “Oh my god, she’s
the daughter of...” but not for very long.
My style is very different from hers and that
is important because its shows more of me.
you were not in this profession, acting that is,
what would you be doing?
I couldn’t tell what I would do if I wasn’t
what I am…I don’t know. Maybe a voice
teacher… or a bread maker? (Laughs)
turns you on creatively?
Music, jazz, all kind of music, movies. I love
movies. I watch DVDs, go to the cinema..
you have a favorite movie?
I love Terry Gilliam movies.
he do 12 monkeys?
Yes, I love his work on The Adventures of Baron
you had a chance to be in a Hollywood movie, would
you jump on it?
I don’t know. If the movie and script is
instead of Hollywood, would you like to work with
Luc Besson in France?
He’s very famous in France, but I heard
that women who work with him, marries him so...
(Laughs) … so I’m not so
sure, if it’s a good movie and has a good
script, why not?
That's about it. Thank you for your time.
Thank you too!