AIMÉE KELLY is starring in Apple TV+ show Hijack opposite Idris Elba.
We caught up with the BAFTA & BFI London Film Festival nominated British actress to talk about her new role.
What can audiences expect from Hijack?
AIMÉE KELLY: Seven episodes of High octane and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
What do you think is your character’s ultimate goal?
To stick to the plan. Anyone who gets in her way will pay for it.
Can you recall any funny moments from on-set filming?
It was a 7-month shoot so they’re are too many but one that stands out would be sitting in our cast tent chatting away until we were interrupted by a COVID team who told us the tent is not COVID-friendly and proceeded to cut the roof off of our tent. We spent the next 7 months under the roofless tent eating snacks and drinking far too much coffee.
As an actor, what are you still trying to learn?
I always try and take something from each job and cast/crew that I work with. There is always something to learn as an actor, that’s how we evolve.
How can you tell when you’re reading a great script?
It’s like reading a book for me. If I can’t put it down after page ten, I’m in.
When did you begin to see acting as a potential career avenue?
When I got my first acting job I was actually still in school. The job led to being nominated for Best British Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival and I think from then I thought okay maybe this is where I’m supposed to be.
How important is social media to you right now?
I go through peaks and troughs with social media – Instagram in particular. Right now, since we are promoting the show, It’s useful to post weekly episode previews, etc. I might have a different answer in a couple of week’s time!
What’s the biggest realization you’ve had this past year?
That I live such a fast pace life – particularly here in London. And that it’s ok to slow down.
Everyone seems to have an app idea at the moment, what’s yours?
An app that reads your dog’s emotions (take a pic of them in the app and it will tell you how they’re feeling). ‘Woof Translator’, ‘Dog-A-Lingo’?
What makes you feel nostalgic?
Hearing and seeing the Walt Disney or 20th Century Fox opening before an old film.
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