Natasha Nafrini talks about her film, The Bad Girl

posted Oct 5, 2011, 3:00 PM by MKE Short Film Fest
MIFS: Where did the idea for the film come from?

-Well, Ross Bigley and Glen Popple are the brain children behind ‘The Bad Girl.’ In speaking with them before we began to film they pulled inspiration from popular films such as; Hangover and Bridesmaids. They is also some influence from Tyler Perry films as well, whereas the relationships and emotional content pulls from the TP genre, while the comedy is more along the lines of Hangover and Bridesmaids.

MIFS: What has been the most rewarding thing about the whole experience?

-For me I will say getting to play a character who I can closely relate to on so many levels has been the reward with this film. I can relate to the dating of jerks, tools and douche bags and just becoming frustrated and tired of it all and wanting to take the world of dating in my own hands, and that hasn’t always worked out for the best but it was fun to be more in control. Also, being able to work with such an open minded cast has been fun as you need to have an open mind as an Actor and Actress to do such a film, which I think makes the art of acting that much more fun. Not to mention that I am in the starring role and I am very, very grateful and thankful that the writers and directors saw me fit for such an opportunity. That alone has made this opportunity that much more rewarding in itself.

MIFS: Where there any challenges during production?

-Aside from the usual reshoots that any production would face, no there hasn’t been any challenges. I have had the opportunity to watch other cast mates execute on set and vice versa. We encourage each other and give kudos. We all love what we do and work hard at development so it has actually been a smooth process filming ‘The Bad Girl.’

MIFS: The film is not done; do you think you'll finish in time?

-I believe so. If we keep going at the pace that we are I can see us getting done in the timeframe that we desire. As previously stated, filming has been a smooth process with minor reshoots so I am confident that we will finish in time.
The Bad Girl has strong sexual material. No one under 18 will be admitted. It screens Saturday Nov 5th, 2 :45pm. Lubar Auditorium, Milwaukee Art Museum.