I had a chance to speak Louisa Krause in regards to her movie Jane Wants A Boyfriend that’s out now in select theaters. More on the movie here. In this interview Louisa talks about the film and the responsibility of taking on the role of Jane and her approach to it. Check out some excerpts and the entire audio of the interview below:
On what made her decide to take on the challenge of this role:
LK: I love life and being other people and I told them (casting) that it would be an honor to play Jane, but I did audition a couple of time. I loved the story and the challenge of playing someone authentically on the spectrum, and this real need to wanting to portray the truth. What ultimately brought me to the project was I think the casting director bringing up my name to both Will and Jarret, and Lauren Brady the producer to audition for them and meet with them.
On the pressures in taking the role and the character doing justice to real life people on the spectrum:
LK: I was given the stamp of approval from a consultant who was brought onto the project who is on the spectrum himself, his name is Kerry Magro and he works for Autism Speaks. He gave me the all clear. He’s the person that told me that if you meet one person with Aspergers, you’ve only met one person with Aspergers. We are all individuals that walk this planet. I felt freedom within that.
What the story means to her:
LK: It’s an inspiring story about celebrating individuality and how we are all sort of here. We are all here for a period of time, we all learn from each other and grow and celebrate our uniqueness.
Louisa was a pleasure to speak with. She comes of as a really grounded and humble individual. Her passion for acting comes through in the interview. I appreciated her reflecting about her experiences when she provided her answers. Her enthusiasm for acting and this film really shines.
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