What was your bodily preparation for the function like?
For 3 months beforehand, they set an intense schedule from morning to nighttime the place we might do Pilates, the Gyrotonic methodology, and a few stretch courses. We’d observe dance courses and take personal rookies’ courses—which aren’t actually for rookies, for my part!—at these totally different studios within the metropolis, so I simply tried to actually pack as a lot in as I might. I used to be actually out of contact with my physique and so out of alignment and had no concept what these totally different muscle teams had been or what any of this was about, and I had no dance expertise prior, so it was actually intense, however I’ve realized a lot about myself and my physique. General, it was nice.
Are you a ballet fan now?
I’m—I’ve a lot extra respect for it. I don’t perceive how they do it! I don’t have that in me. The self-discipline and strategy of every little thing is just a bit an excessive amount of for me, however I actually loved all of it the identical.
Is there something you notably hope individuals take away from the movie?
I do hope that they discover some hope and energy. If anybody’s combating loss or despair, it’s so necessary to depend on each other and speak about it and ask for assist. Amongst us females, I really feel like we will assist one another throughout the bigger competitors as a result of there’s house for everybody. Inside my very own trade, I’ve plenty of good buddies who go up for a similar roles I do, however we all know it’s apples and oranges, proper? We are able to compete, but it surely doesn’t need to be sabotage.