Mitchell at the AACTA Awards in Sydney, Australia, January 2012
|Born||Radha Rani Amber Indigo Ananda Mitchell
November 12, 1973
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
We don't relate to her too much because you don't want the heroic character to not be heroic.
Because in Australia there really isn't a lot to do. There aren't a lot of opportunities.
I think part of that is to create an environment where it's like real life, where you don't really know what's going to happen to you in a certain scene.
I want to be a blonde vampire. Catherine Deneuve was a blonde vampire, and she was my favourite vampire ever.
Well, obviously I was excited by the idea that Woody Allen was going to direct it. But at the same time, the script itself and the character was really interesting.
We've become much more casual and much more relaxed in social interactions, where there was a formality and maybe a kind of respect at that time that doesn't exist now.
I do Yoga. I'd like to say I do it every morning, but I don't, I just don't have the time.
I mean normally you have your agent call the other agent and all the agents talk and then finally you get a phone call and you hear some misrepresentation of what someone else had to say.
As much as most of the actors were kind of curious to know what their character meant in relation to the script and to the plot, they really were quite happy to be part of the adventure of not knowing.
It was kind of scary because working with Woody Allen becomes sort of a big deal in your mind. He directs in that Woody Allen character some of the time – he has these idiosyncrasies that are really charming and funny.
So I was in America and I thought I'll stick around while I'm here and just see what happens. The next film I did was High Art, so I guess it started with a sort of vague idea but really just a fantasy.
But in this case, he had my cell phone and my phone was ringing and I had just come back from Australia on the plane and I thought it was my mum and it was Woody Allen just checking to see if I wanted to be in his movie.
I think in this, definitely, because you are feeling how it felt to live in a completely different time. The mannerisms and the way that people behaved was quite different.
New York in a way functions as another character within the story, as it does within most of Woody Allen's stories.
Yeah I think Pitch Black was edgy, I think that's what worked for our film.
I had a friend, and we always used to pretend to be twins. We had this fantasy about going to Hollywood together. We were about four.
I guess when I first started speaking with an American accent, there's a tendency to create a caricature of the accent because you just exaggerate the pieces that stand out to you.
I just don't talk about who I'm going out with, that's it. It's an odd thing to sit around describing yourself to 10 different people every 5 minutes yet it's kind of therapeutic in a way.
After that, I was offered lots of lesbian roles, but I didn't want them because I'd already played the best there was.
For me, even just being English was a whole sort of experience in as much as I'm Australian.
This city can be kind of brutal, so you see your dreams from every different angle, but ultimately it's about acting and if you enjoy acting, you will always enjoy acting.
Revenge is a way of life and definitely some thing that we identify with. We all feel cheated in some way about some thing and how nice it would be to do something about it. I mean ultimately it's not the most Christian of sentiments.