TWIST just got off the phone with Jodelle Ferland from Midnight Stallion! She spilled about her character Megan, what it's like working with a horse, and her favorite memory from the movie, which comes out today! Check out the exclusive Q&A below to find out what Jodelle had to say!
TWIST: Why should TWIST readers check out Midnight Stallion? Jodelle Ferland: Well, I think it's a great family movie, but everybody else will enjoy it as well, especially if you're a fan of horses. It's got a great story. There's a lot that can be learned from the movie; it talks about not giving up on your dreams and being determined to accomplish things that you know you can accomplish, and I think everybody will get something from it.
TWIST: Tell us a little about your character. Do you relate to her at all? JF: Yeah, of course. I always try to choose characters that I can relate to in some way. It doesn't always happen, and sometimes they're completely different from me, which is also fun. I love playing Megan because she's quite similar to me. When I'm determined to do something, I don't give up and she's the same way; when she has something in mind that she wants to get done, she's very determined to work at it until she manages to accomplish it.
TWIST: Awesome! You do a lot of scary roles, how was it different playing Megan? JF: Both are fun, but I definitely like to be able to play a regular girl who I can relate to for a change. I always enjoy a challenge, so I like to do different types of roles all the time and not always do the same thing, even though I have done quite a few horror movies, which I enjoy. When you're in a horror movie, oftentimes the character is the complete opposite of you, which is neat because you're not acting like yourself at all. Somehow that makes it easier to act, because no part of that character is like you, so you can just be somebody else. With a character like Megan, she's more similar to me, and so it doesn't feel quite as much like acting sometimes. I do enjoy both though.
TWIST: What is your favorite memory from filming? JF: I definitely had a lot of great memories from filming the movie. I think one of my favorite days of filming was the day when we did all the race scenes. My sister was there that day, and she's actually an extra in the movie. It was just a really great day and it was so neat 'cause I had stunt doubles there on that day, and they were doing a lot of the racing for me, so that was really fun to watch. I don't normally get to sit back and watch on set--I'm always busy and so that was really cool. The race scenes were the end of the movie and the end-of-the-movie scenes are always the most fun to film. It was a pretty great day.
TWIST: What was it like working with a horse? JF: It was quite different. We were trying to get the movie done as quickly as possible, we had a very tight schedule, and it makes it a lot harder working with horses. But it's nice because you have to be very calm around horses. Normally film sets are very crazy and very loud in between scenes. When there are horses around, everybody's forced to be calm and not be too rushed or crazy, so that was nice. Since we had horses on set, it was a different atmosphere. I definitely enjoyed it because I love horses, but I've only ridden them a couple of times before, and so I didn't really know what I was doing at first. It took a lot of work to get to a point where it looked like I did know what I was doing, but it was absolutely worth it
TWIST: What's up next for you? JF: I'm going to be filming a ton of new things soon!
TWIST: Thank you so much! JF: Thanks!