Hello, my name is Elizabeth Chamberlain, and I am an Actress, a Singer-Songwriter, and a Dancer. I have studied these crafts at the top universities in my country such as the Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting program at the University of Alberta and the Theatre Arts program at Grant MacEwan University. I am completely devoted to spending my life creating art wherever I go.
What is the best thing about working in horror?
The best this about working in horror is that I get to scare people. I am not very afraid of horror films myself, so I love to make other people jump by doing dark, scary, and twisted things that they would never dream of wanting to do. My favourite thing is when people laugh at themselves for how scared they are.
Can you say anything about the movie you are in?
In the movie "I'm Haunted" I have the pleasure of portraying the role of Genesis Brady. Genesis is a bit of a spunky girl, so she has a bit of an attitude and an air of smart wit about her, but she is also very self conscious and insecure.
She reminds me a bit of what I was like as a teenager - and I am sure others will be able to relate to her as well. I believe she is a very realistic character in how she reacts to her world as it changes around her. If you suddenly became haunted as your life fell apart, you'd probably be swearing a lot too, right?
Why do you work in the film industry?
I get this question a lot: "Why did you want to become an actor?" and the answer to me is very simple.
Growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian, a police officer, an astronaut, a theoretical physicist, and so many more things... as an actor, I get to be them all! I have gotten the beautiful opportunity to live so many different lives that are all equally as special and imbedded in me as my own. Talk about life experience!
What are some of your upcoming projects?
One thing you should know about me is that I always have a billion projects going on at any given time - I just can't take a break! Right now, my biggest project is graduating from my Acting program at the University of Alberta, however, that doesn't stop me from pursuing other projects at the same time!
For an actor, projects are always in process after your job is done. Right now, there are several films that are in the process of being edited and distributed even though I may have finished acting in them months, if not years ago! This often surprises my friends. I strongly encourage people to check out my IMDB page at any given time because that website seems to always know things before anyone else does!
Right now, film projects I have that are in post-production are "Cold Comfort", where I portray Tammy, the not-so-best-friend, "Dumbbells", where I portray Babs, the cute but insecure, "I Am Not a Robot", where I portray Aurora, who is definitely *not* a robot, "Reincarnate", where I play Savannah, the innocent, and "Soccer Mom", where I portray Betty, the young wine mom.
On top of that, I am also doing a musical right now called "The Boyfriend" by Sandy Wilson where I get to portray Polly Browne, which is the lovely role that Julie Andrews got to perform in the original Broadway production!
I am so spoiled! On the side, I also have a YouTube channel where I make music videos to share with the world - I currently have four music videos in process as well. I believe there really are never enough ways to create and share your art!
How do you prepare for a movie?
There is a lot of preparation an actor needs to take for a movie. Most people think it's just as easy as memorizing your lines and then showing up, but you can definitely tell which actors do that and which actors do more. For me, on top of line memorization, I need to know at least three more things: the script, the character, and the schedule - and I mean top to bottom and inside out. I often read a script I am working on so many times that I not only have my own lines memorized, but everyone else's too!
You have to know how your track fits within the entire script. Context is always key. Secondly, there is a lot of background work you have to do in order to know your character.
You have to know how and what your character is thinking at all times, and on top of that you need to know why your character thinks the way they do.
What do they want? How do they get what they want? What is standing in the way of what they want? What happens if they do and/or do not get what they want? There is so much to know! Your character should become just as complicated of an individual as you are. Lastly, the schedule. Most people think this is just the job of the First AD, but that is not true.
You need to know where you are expected to be and what you are needed for at all times. Especially in film, there is often no warm-up into scenes. You need to be ready for what is next well before it happens. Everyone in the cast and crew has a lot of important jobs to do both on and off set, so it is important you do yours as best as you can so everyone can rely on each other to make the best possible product!
Where can we find out more about you and your work?
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Who is your current inspiration?
My current biggest inspiration is definitely Hugh Jackman. My two largest acting dreams are to one day be a lead on Broadway, and to one day be a superhero or a supervillain in a Marvel or DC movie. Hugh Jackman does both and he has been successful at it for the majority of his life!
From what I have seen he is not only extremely talented, but he is also an extremely kind and genuine person with a lot of heart in what he creates.
Some of my other largest acting inspirations include: Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, and Meryl Streep.
Did you know anything about Sweden?
The only thing I really know about Sweden is Sweedish Berries the candy and the country's outstanding environmental health. The environment is extremely important to me so I try to take a lot of tips and advice from Sweden in order to better my lifestyle.
If everyone incorporated Sweden's environmental health, the world would be a much cleaner and greener place as I hope someday it will be!