We could not be more excited for Netflix’s new movie, The Last Summer, which premieres on Friday, May 3, 2019. And why’s that you ask? Well, besides an amazing plot, it also stars a ton of our favorite actors — including KJ Apa, Maia Mitchell, Tyler Posey and more — so we know it’s going to be epic.
Well guys, get ready because Audrey Grace Marshall, who plays Lilah in the new flick, just spilled all the behind-the-scenes secrets on The Last Summer, and now we’re even more excited.
J-14: How did your role in The Last Summer come about? What was the audition process like?
Audrey Grace Marshall: I got an audition request from my agent to self-tape for the role of Lilah. The audition was really fun, and I played around with the character a lot. I ended up getting a call back, and I met the director, Bill Bindley, on Skype. When the Skype call came through on my computer the camera was facing this big room full of people. It was really intimidating. I actually thought I messed up, I was pretty nervous. But about an hour later, Bill called my agent and said he wanted to Skype again. I was given more scenes to do and eventually offered the role. It was pretty amazing. I was so happy.
J-14: What was it like working with the cast?
Audrey: Most of my scenes were with Sosie Bacon and filmed at different times, but I did get to meet KJ Apa a few times in the makeup trailer. He was super cute and very nice.
J-14: What’s your favorite memory from being on set of The Last Summer?
Audrey: There is a scene where I am auditioning for America’s Got Talent, and we had a real contortionist on set. It was amazing watching her fit her whole body into a tiny box. Everyone loved her! That whole day was incredibly fun.
J-14: Can you share any funny blooper moments from set?
Audrey: I remember one scene in particular where I had to spit chewing gum out of my mouth and Sosie Bacon was supposed to catch it. Let’s just say it didn’t exactly go as planned, there was chewed gum everywhere, all over the set. Everyone was laughing and having a good time.
J-14: What was the cast dynamic like on set and off?
Audrey: The cast dynamic was great. Everyone got along really well. It was more like a family feeling than a working feeling. Even though I was the youngest one on set, I still felt like an equal. We didn’t hang out after filming because I’m young… I had a bedtime, LOL. But we did eat meals together on set and always seemed to find our way to the crafty table together. Snacks are life.
J-14: What exciting projects can fans expect next from you?
Audrey: I am super excited to be playing the young version Trish Walker on the final season of the Netflix series, Jessica Jones. I also have 2 indie feature films that will be released this year, Small Time and Esme, My Love. In both films, I was cast as the lead role, so I’m very excited to see both of them do well.
J-14: What would be your absolute dream role?
Audrey: Every role is my dream role. I absolutely love acting, so I feel really grateful to be doing it. I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life.
J-14: Who would be your dream actor or actress to work with?
Audrey: I am absolutely obsessed with Jennifer Lawrence. She’s amazing, I would love to watch her act and learn from her.
J-14: Who is your celebrity crush?
Audrey: Tom Holland!
J-14: Do you have any embarrassing moments you can share?
Audrey: When I was filming the indie feature Small Time, there was a scene where I had my shoe laces tied together, but instead of hopping, I tried to walk and fell flat on my face. It was pretty funny… and painful.
J-14: What would be your best advice for young people that might want to break into the acting industry but don’t know where to start?
Audrey: I would say the best place to start is to watch a lot of movies. Really learn who you like as actors and study them. Acting is not really about “acting” it’s about experiencing something and reacting to the people in the scenes with you. It’s about being the best version of you that fits the scene. Then find an agent. They are the ones that get you in the room to audition. Lastly, don’t give up, every “no” is one step closer to a “yes!”
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