DATE : 11TH OF NOVEMBER 2020
Before this we spoke to Kurt Yue who co-stars with our esteemed guest Michelle Rose in By Night’s End. Michelle Rose is not an actress starring in By Night’s End but you have seen her work in many big budget movies kicking asses of bad guys.
Michelle Rose is a prominent stunt woman who has worked on many MCU films such as Thor, The Avengers stepping in for our female reel life heroes and acting out as a real one.
Greetings Ms. Rose, we at The Movie Culture are thrilled to have you. We certainly hope that during times like these you and your family are doing well.
Q. To start this interview we have to ask you about By Night’s End, do tell us about how you first got involved with it and your experience has been on the movie?
Michelle Rose: Director Walker Whited and I worked together on a few short film projects together. He had discussed wanting to shoot a feature film and a few years later reached out and told me he had the script and asked me to be a part of it. That project was By Night’s End!
Q. You okay a bad ass Character in By Night’s End since you yourself kick ass on screen. Does it come all natural to you?
Michelle Rose: Playing a strong character onscreen: Well thank you for calling me a bad ass! Haha. I’m not sure if that comes naturally as you said, but I was an avid athlete growing up so I think that background as well as my experience as a stunt performer definitely helped shape who I am and gave me something to draw from in playing this character.
Q. By Night’s End, you appear in front of the camera. What made you shift to on screen? Has acting been always your go to profession?
Michelle Rose: Yes, I’ve been acting for the last 15 years so this isn’t new. I’ve had lots of smaller roles over the years but this just happens to be my first opportunity as a lead in a feature film which I was very excited to dive into!
Q. You have worked on MCU Blockbusters and By Night’s End can be defined as an Indie Fare. How is the difference between the two production? What would you prefer?
Michelle Rose: It’s been an honor to be a part of major productions in the MCU universe. To work on something of that magnitude and with such iconic characters is thrilling to say the least. But I can’t say I prefer working on big projects more. It’s the same process, just one has more money. Haha. I did feel that I had more creative input working on an Indie like By Night’s End. And I felt a sense of family there. You become very close with the cast and crew as it’s a smaller operation. And there’s a sense that we were doing this as a sincere labor of love and not for a paycheck. We were just there trying to tell a cool story!
Q. Now that you have started in a badass movie of your own. Do you wish to continue acting or would you go back to doing Stunts?
Michelle Rose: I love all aspects of filmmaking. Acting is just one side of it. I do enjoy the physical component of shooting action as a stunt performer as well as writing and directing. So I’m not sure where the future will take me career wise but as long as I’m on set and a part of the creative process, I am happy. So yes, I will continue acting and doing stunts!
Q. Speaking of Stunts, do you believe A Stunt Category is what the academy needs at the moment?
Michelle Rose: Yes, I definitely believe there should be a stunt category in the Academy. It boggles my mind that there isn’t one! Action design is a huge part of the filmmaking process and a big draw for audiences. I’ve been fortunate to work alongside some incredible stunt professionals and what they do, is indeed, an art form! I would love for these artists to finally get recognized for they work they do. Audiences don’t often get to see what goes on behind the scenes, but it really is fascinating to watch them training and bringing our favorite action sequences to life. And the end result is high octane entertainment that deserves recognition.
Q. Are you allowed to speak about MCU movies? Are you working on one?
Michelle Rose: As for future MCU projects, I did just wrap working on an upcoming tv show! I am not at liberty to say much more than that at the moment unfortunately. But it is an exciting project and I’m excited for it to come out!
Q. If there’s a Male lead you’d wanna be cast opposite of, romantically speaking?
Michelle Rose: That’s a funny question. Well I did just binge watch all 4 seasons of The Last Kingdom and had a bit of a fan crush on Alexander Dreymon. I thought he did great work in that show! So it would be fun to work with him.
Q. Going forward Is there a favourite Director you are yet to work with?
Michelle Rose: Yes, as for directors, I would love to work with Nancy Meyers, Baz Luhrmann, Quentin Tarantino, and Ron Howard to name a few.
Q. If we may, we wanted to Segway into Fan Service by asking; how has it been working on those MCU movies? Is there a favorite?
Michelle Rose: As for a favorite MCU project to work on, I would say there was a sense that something very special was being created with Avengers: Endgame. After all, it was the culmination of so many storylines and characters so I would say that was my favorite. I lined up like every fan to watch it and had a sense of awe when I was in the movie theater.
Q. Do you have any future projects lined up which you’d like to share with us and your fans?
Michelle Rose: Future Projects coming out: I worked on Suicide Squad 2, a Netflix film We Can be Heroes, a crime reenactment show Dead Silent, an Amazon project called Mal de Ojo and of course that untitled MCU show! So lots of fun things coming down the pipeline!
Q. Being a successful person such as yourself, is there a key advice which you give to people trying to make it big? Given the vast competition in the media field, how does one cope with rejection, any words?
Michelle Rose: Advice to people trying to break into film…perseverance! There is definitely a lot of rejection so you just keep plugging away. Like I said, I’ve been at this for 15 years and this is barely my first lead in role in a feature! It truly is a marathon, not a race. But I do it because I love it. And it helps to build a strong network of creatives to connect with. Just keep shooting. Create your own work and continue to work on your craft and eventually the work will come.
With this I would like to wrap up with the interview questions. The Movie Culture would indeed like to thank Ms. Rose for agreeing to this wonderful interview.
The Movie Culture Synopsis
We don’t know about you but we are pretty stoked by what Michelle Rose spoke about working on an MCU TV Series, what could it be Wanda Vision? We are not sure unless the need is Official.
However, there’s much of importance to what Michelle Rose said about the stunts category being added in Oscars as the people behind the camera who risk their lives deserve a lot of credit and what’s actually due to them.
You can catch Michelle Rose’s work in many MCU films or you can catch her front and center in By Night’s End available through PVOD.