New #SWATH Cast member announced by @Palakspatel
Posted by Alma on Friday, August 05, 2011 Categories: casting:swath, movies: snow white and the huntsman, twitter updates:swath
LIBERTY ROSS' film debut sees her appear in Madonna's new film, W.E, and according to the model herself - the singer couldn't have been more inspiring.
"She has such a strong vision," Ross told us. "Her whole career has been about looks and drive. As a director she was just brilliant. She knew exactly what she wanted. There are so many things to be decided when you're directing something - I'd be hopeless, there are so many choices. She worked incredibly hard."
Set in the Thirties, the film focuses on Edward VIII's abdication and affair with Wallis Simpson, and also stars Andrea Riseborough, Abbie Cornish and James D'Archy. Ross plays the sister of one of the King's mistresses.
"This film was the first audition I went up for," explained Ross. "My manager in LA put me forward for it, and I sent a tape of myself over to Madonna - and she was thrilled. I flew over to meet her and got the role. It was amazing. I was so excited because of the period it was set, both my grannies were from the Thirties, so I've always been very intrigued and inspired by that time. I loved seeing how it was for them."
Ross is currently working on two new films, a new version of Snow White with Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, and a short film directed by Sam Taylor-Wood.
"Acting has always been something I've wanted to get into," Ross said. "I think the best models are actors, you're taking on a character. In that sense, I have been acting for a long time. It didn't seem like a crazy transition. Acting is a bigger step into modelling in a way. Modelling is easier when you don't look like yourself. When you look like a different person, you feel different. Acting goes deeper into that, you have to move and talk like that character. I love it."
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