The Barden Bellas are back and ready to entertain us once again. Pitch Perfect 2 will be out on May 15, 2015.
On May 1, 2015, go see the Avengers work together in an attempt to take on the supervillian, Ultron.
One look at her IMDB profile and you can see that Mindy Robinson is one of the busiest actresses you’ve probably ever have seen. If you ever think about messing with her, she’ll kick your butt. If she doesn’t want to do the honors, then Expendables 3 and Gym Rescue star, Randy Couture may like to. So fortunately for me, I’m a respectful guy. So hope you enjoy this interview with the indie star.
You grew up in Fall River, I’m from Boston. Do you hate when you tell people you’re from Mass, and they automatically assume Boston? What was life like growing up for you?
I’ve learned to just say “Rhode Island” since my hometown is on the border and that’s closer to my natural accent. If I say “New England” they usually will just ask if I’m a Patriots fan, or just not generally know where it is. I’m proud to be from a blue collar working town though, I’ve carried that work ethic all my life.
How did you get involved in acting?
I was visiting a set for the first time and they asked me to replace an actress they had to fire. I kind of ran with it after that.
What is your favorite type of movie to have a role in? What do you like most about working in that type of genre?
I love comedies. Horror movies are cool because of all the effects…but there’s something super cool about hearing the whole audience laugh at your performance.
Who inspires you as an actress?
Goldie Hawn. She never thought she had to play down her looks to be a comedic actor…she just pulls it off.
You’ve done some topless scenes and have done a lot of roles as the “hot chick”. Was there a point where you ever were uncomfortable with these scenes?
I’m a fairly liberal actress, but I have turned down roles where I didn’t like the context of the nudity. It should be funny or sexy, never demeaning or uncomfortable. It got my foot in a lot of doors, but it’s really only a fraction of what I do.
You’ve been in a ton of projects and seem to have many more that have been filmed or are currently in production. Do you take pride in the fact you have a lot of projects?
The biggest compliment is to be asked back to a production and/or to come recommended by your peers. Anyone can luck out here and there, but you have to legitimately be talented and easy to work with to stay a full time working actor.
What is your take on deciding the types of projects that you will take?
I’m always analyzing the pros and cons of projects on my table. It’s something an actor should always decide on for themselves.
You were bullied growing up. Can you talk about bullying and how it has impacted you? What advice would you give to anyone out there who is experiencing this?
I was heavily bullied for being buck toothed and ugly as a kid. I can’t even complain about it though because it taught me to just not give a f**k what haters had to say about me…they really just hate themselves and you can’t let them drag you down with them.
What was the best experience you’ve had on set? What was the worst?
I’ve done over 100 projects and it’s almost always a blast. Sh*t’s always going to happen. You’ve got to learn to make the best of it or make fun of it, or something lol.
You have a lot of reality tv credits. What do you like about doing reality tv?
Whether it’s real or set up, it’s all improv which I love. Actors are told to stay away from reality TV, but it was a fun way for me to get exposure and to build a fan base. I already had several acting credits before any of the reality shows aired. Being an actor on a reality show is different than a reality star trying to be an actor.
What advice would you give to a young aspiring actor/actress?
Don’t ever listen to advice, not even mine. ;)
Thank you Mindy for your time. Would like to say anything to your fans, to the readers out there that we didn’t touch upon?
As an indie actress, I owe a ton of my success to all the support I’ve gotten through my fans and all the social media outlets. Thank you for all the tweets, and love you guys have shown to this nerdy little actress.
As for Mindy, she is currently filming season 3 of TBS’s King of the Nerds. Casting Couch, Alpha House, The Coed and the Zombie Stoner are available on Netflix now. Live Nude Girls, is the new comedy feature coming out and will be available to watch through Xbox on August 17th. If you want to get in contact with her or just learn more about her, just peep below for her contact.
The official website www.iheartmindy.com
We have all been waiting for this since season 4 of the hit series, The Walking Dead, ended back in March. We patiently waited for any update on what could possibly happen come season 5. We watched The Talking Dead special on July 6, and the Walker University special just to satisfy our TWD craze. Through all that, we were most excited for what happened today at the San Diego Comic Con. To excite us even more, the first official trailer for season 5 was released. It’s mind-blowing and is a trailer worth slowing down to really decipher everything within it. Come October 12, our eyes will be glued to the screen to enjoy every moment of Rick and Co.
If you hadn’t binge-watched Orange Is The New Black yet, then what are you waiting for? Season 2 of the Netflix hit series saw Kimiko Glenn come in as the character, Brook Soso. Blended Entertainment had the privilege of interviewing Kimiko. Enjoy this interview and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @BlendedEnt. You can always suggest who you’d like to see me interview next.
You talked about portraying these sort of asexual characters. So having to now simulate a scene in which sexual pleasure is being displayed must have been shocking. How did you mentally prep for your scene of simulating sex on screen?
There’s no real way to prepare yourself for something like a sex scene! I went into it very much like, “Oh God. What is this going to be like? Will I be so concerned with the logistics of the “sex” that I will forget to act? Will they make me do it a million times?? Oh God!!” But on the day of shooting it was very much a safe environment — it was a closed set — and Lisa Vinnecour, our executive producer, made it clear that I wasn’t about to do anything I wasn’t comfortable with. It wasn’t so bad!
In terms of preparing for that nude scene in which you are with Natasha Lyonne, how long did the filming process take?
It was very quick. I think no one wanted me to feel uncomfortable, they knew I was a newbie, so it was just a few takes, maybe a few shots and we were done!
What was it like on set filming for season 2? Were things going on in the background as filming was taking place? If you weren’t in a scene for a day, were you still on set?
It was a blast!! We have a great time together, but it is typically pretty focused. I am only called to set if I have a scene to shoot. I’ve never really popped in just for the heck of it. Maybe I will, if I’m ever in the neighborhood.
As far as season 3 is concerned, how far along are you all into the creative process? How is the atmosphere different from when you first came on for season 2?
We are working our butts off to make season 3 amazing! When I got cast in the show, season 1 had just come out and people were really digging it. I knew I was doing a hit series, but after season 2 aired, it is clear that we are part of a phenomenon. I think that is definitely felt on set and we are all so grateful and incredibly HAPPY to be working on such a groundbreaking, exciting, well-written show.
For OITNB, how did you go about getting the role? Did this involve any auditioning? Was the casting call specifically looking for an Asian actress?
I received an appointment for an audition through my agents. It was a relatively quick turnaround. I got the audition late in the day, read a few scenes with Jen Euston the next morning, got the call the following afternoon, and was on set at 6 a.m. the next day! I had never experienced anything quite like it. The breakdown for the role was pretty open at that point. I knew friends of all different ethnicities who went in for it as well.
Knowing that you did spend a little bit of time in my home city of Boston excites me. Did you get any time to enjoy the city? Did you notice any differences between Boston and Phoenix?
I love Boston! I did explore while I was there, but I was mainly preoccupied with school. Boston and Phoenix (my hometown) are wildly different; namely, the weather! Also, I never had to drive in Boston… I always walked or took the T. That is something you could never do in Phoenix. You need a car.
Seeing that you attended The Boston Conservatory, it is safe to say that you sort of always wanted to act. Was there a moment that made you say that you wanted to try out theater? Was acting a way of your parents just wanting to keep you busy?
I always loved performing from when I was a kid. I feel like I was never not performing. It was just something I naturally did and my parents just guided me there. They were always extremely supportive!
People have asked you plenty of times if you talked as much as Brook. With that being said, how would you describe yourself in terms of your personality and character?
I definitely don’t talk as much as Brook!! I am pretty shy at heart and it takes me a while to get to know someone to where I can talk a lot. That being said, I understand Brook in a lot of ways. I am very into natural health and wellness, and some would say I have hippie qualities. But I would not be as extreme as to live in a tree for extended periods of time.
We know that Brook is in prison because of some form of political protest. Do you ever come up with ideas in your head with what she was protesting and how she went about it? She was willing to starve herself so it seems she could definitely go to an extreme.
I used to make up ideas in my head about what she might have done or what happened with Meadow, but as I got the scripts every other week, I realized it was completely futile. The beauty of television is that information is revealed episode to episode, and the actor learns kind of with the audience in a way. The writers are incredible, they have a grand plan, and I grew to trust that.
Has your goals as an actress changed since joining the cast of OITNB, especially after seeing how highly regarded your character and this series is?
Well, thank you!! Nothing really has changed in regard to my goals. I’ve always, always, always wanted to be on Broadway. That is an absolute dream of mine. I started out on stage as a singer, and it has transitioned over the years to be more concentrated in acting. I never thought I would be in movies or television. It never really crossed my mind until I moved to NYC about 4 years ago! So I guess, if anything, I now see myself doing more on-camera work.
Is there a particular character(s) who you would want Brook to develop a strong bond with? Share more scenes with? Brook needs a partner in crime.
I think Brook needs to have more scenes with Yoga Jones! I am close with Connie off-set and I think it would only make sense for Brook to be bestie’s with a yogi!
Thank you Kimiko for this interview. Is there anything you would like to say to your fans and our readers? How can fans and readers find and interact with you?
Thank you so so so much for all your support and love!! It is because of YOU that we are able to do what we love and I can’t be more thankful! Please follow me on twitter @KimikoGlenn and instagram @ohlittleasianone! I love you all!!!
The anticipated sequel to Zach Snyder’s, Man of Steel is due out on May 6, 2016 but the real story has been what we will be calling this sequel officially. The wait is over. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the full title of the sequel and will star Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill back into form as Superman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Jesse Eisenberg will be bringing his acting chops and presence to the villain, Lex Luthor. What do you think of this title for the sequel? Will you go see it?
Advanced Warfare is this year’s addition to the Call of Duty family in which there will be a use of hover bikes, exoskeletons, mech suits, and other high-tech future technology. Advanced Warfare will focus on a Private Military Corporation led by Kevin Spacey. This is sure going to be one of the more interesting story-lines to have ever been portrayed in a war game let alone within the ever so dominant Call of Duty franchise. For me personally, Call of Duty 2 for the Xbox 360 is my all-time favorite. World War II was always intriguing to me. I haven’t truly enjoyed a Call of Duty game since the first Black Ops back in 2010, although the survival mode in Modern Warfare III was fun. The concept of survival mode never gets old. In regards to the Call of Duty franchise, it has gone from a two year cycle plan to a three year cycle plan. So to keep this franchise fresh in the past, two different developers would alternate each year and develop a new Call of Duty game totally unrelated to the other developer’s addition. Now with the next generation of gaming getting into gear, three developers will take turns making a new addition to the series. Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and now Sledgehammer Games will alternate each year.
Sledgehammer Games are developing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and it is due out for release on November 4.