Exploring Magda Apanowicz and “The Green Inferno”
Posted on January 30, 2016
Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno is now out on DVD and On Demand. If you have yet to see it I don’t know what you’re waiting for. I wouldn’t watch it alone. And I don’t think I’ll be visiting any rainforests anytime soon.
Next up in The Dodgy’s fun and unique interview series is with one of the films stars, Magda Apanowicz. You may have also seen her in Caprica, Continuum, Kyle XY. And did you know she played a cheerleader in Hellcats?
What was your favorite part of filming The Green Inferno?
My favorite part of this movie was being able to film somewhere so incredible like the jungles of Peru. I got to see amazing, small villages and towns that I might never had the opportunity to see in my life. Every day that we came home from shooting in the village, we took this small, rickety metal boat home. It would take about an hour to get into the port, at the same time the sun would be setting. I would watch the sunset and remind myself this feeling will be something I never forget.
Did the cast hang out a lot together?
We spent a lot of time together. We filmed six days a week. The days off we’d take pedicabs into town and explore.
Your character has some great tattoos. Do you have any?
I wish I had a tattoo or multiple ones. Unfortunately with my look, it would potentially get in my way of characters I could play. There is make-up to cover them but I love sleeping in and it would only add time (about 30 minutes – one hour) to my morning call times. which sometimes can be as early as 5 or 5:30 a.m. I like to sleep!
Do you have a lot of Sci-fi fans – the Comic-Con crowd, based on the work you’ve done?
I love going to Comic-Con, Dragon Con, Wizard Con, ANY CON really! The amount of love I get from fans is wonderful and always humbling but what I love the most about those places is that there is just so much acceptance. A freedom of being who you are. “Geeks,” “nerds,” people who are labeled as weirdos have this safe environment to play and feel like who they are and what they like isn’t being judged.
What’s your ideal date?
Oooh! This is a difficult answer…It really depends on what day you ask me. Sometimes I think going to a GoCart course, with a side of shooting some mini golf is one great night! But then I think maybe an ideal date would be doing something I never tried before, like paragliding or horseback riding to a beach to eat a picnic dinner. And if you ask me other times, wearing comfy pjs, renting a new movie, ordering a big pizza with extra ranch would be the best date ever.
Your drink of choice?
Who did you play in Hellcats?
I played Nasty Kathy on Hellcats. I loved working on that show! I wish it had more seasons. I got to do cheerleading, which I did back in high school. I was on a competitive cheerleading team and I got to do my other favorite thing, act.
Who would be the best cast member from “Inferno” to have a beer with?
I’d say Ramon Llao, who played the bald headhunter. He plays such a terrifying character but in real life is such a jelly bear. He’s so funny and full of so many stories.
Favorite music artist?
I would say Mumford and Sons and Hanson!
Anything coming up for you?
Right now I’m working on a feature called Tulips. It’s an Italian/Dutch/Canadian production. It’s such a beautiful story with incredibly talented actors from Holland and Italy. I had to learn Italian for the part, and a traditional Italian dance called the Tarantella. I also get to ride a bad-ass old school motorcycle with a side car. I went to the south of Italy to film it. We took a hiatus for the holidays and plan to finish the movie later this year.