This photo and all photos were provided Jet Tranter andare from the Sets of Tidelands!
valued Dan's Movie Report and Action-Flix.com readers, once again
another exclusive detailed star interview! Jet Tranter came to my
attention because of Lady Bloodfight, please check out our first
Jet discusses her role on perhaps what is the most insane show
currently on Netflix, Tidelands! Trust me, put the kids to bed, and
binge, and binge again, turn off the lights and binge some more! Get
ready, strap in, time to get to the boat, get crazy, time to JET!!!!
3-2-1 Go! Text is blood red, for a reason!
Jet, chat about the casting and auditioning process for Tidelands.
The casting process is never easy - in fact, nothing worthwhile is
ever easy. You get the call - you get the lines and then you have a
limited amount of time to memorize, rehearse, find readers, tape,
edit and/or audition on top of your day job. I was originally asked
to test for Violca however the talented Madeleine Madden landed that
role. Shortly afterwards I was asked to self tape for a guest role -
Corliss. For this audition I had to perform a painful giving birth
scene. We only shot 2 scenes of me screaming on all fours as I
thought it was only a matter of time before the neighbors called the
police. After my efforts I ended up landing the role of Leandra as
the original actress failed to pass the physical requirements. Oddly
enough they didn’t ask me to test for Leandra, I guess my previous
hard work paid off.
Above: Amazing location on Tidelands!
show was the very first show that Netflix has done as an entire
Australian production, chat about some of the sets and locations of
the show. Most of my readers have never been to the area.
filming took place around Brisbane. There were several site
locations, a huge studio for the interior scenes and a big tank where
some underwater scenes where shot. My favorite place to film was
Stradbroke island. It was like a working holiday with beautiful white
sand and dolphins popping up on the beach to say hello. I highly
recommend a visit there. The art department did an amazing job of
giving the sets that unique mysterious “Tidelands feel”, the
attention to detail was outstanding. It looked great on screen but
the feeling I got being present on set was something magical..
Above: Dangerous Jet! In Tidelands!
about your character, Leandra she is like the most insane demon,
violent enforcer, like the main attache to Elsa Patakay's maniacal
Adreille, How did you get into your character?
was a fun role to play, as a supporting character she didn’t have
an extensive back story but my job as an actor is to take what I have
and make it my own. I spent a week developing her life. I found a
time where she was vulnerable, a time where she found her strength
and I pinpointed the moments that changed her from an innocent child
to becoming the ruthless Leandra. Adrielle was like a mother to
Leandra whom she deeply loved and admired. Despite the violence in
her nature all of Leandra's actions were justified, serving her Queen
gave her life meaning, purpose and perhaps a little bit of pleasure.
I don’t believe anyone really wants to be the “Bad guy”. Even
bad guys have their reasons, their story to tell.
Above: Poster for Tidelands (C) 2018 Netflix, used for interview only.
advice, be your own actor, learn but no need to copy! Chat about your
training regimen, once you landed the role, did you alter your
exercising and eating?
I normally maintain a certain level of strength and fitness - landing
a role gives me that next level motivation to work harder and be the
best I can. I had 6 weeks to get into great shape and I put in 110%
effort. Eating cleaner, training smarter and increasing my overall
intensity gets me the results I need. This all comes from having a
solid plan, being well organized and staying away from distractions.
Jet you were really strong and forceful on Tidelands, Ok Jet, as you
know Tidelands is a TV MA show, with copious amounts of nudity and of
course violence. Chat about how you felt about your violent and
sexually charged role, and how you handled it.
was a little confronting being in the opening scene for Tidelands wet
and half naked, let alone having to fight some poor guy on a boat. I
dealt with this by being naked as I often as I could. In my hotel
apartment. I cooked naked, cleaned naked, read my lines naked, but I
saved a lot unnecessary on washing! When friends came to visit me I
tried to make them feel uncomfortable for not being naked. By the
time we shot the opening scene I was very comfortable in my birthday
suit. However the production crew was very respectful and
professional. For these scenes we had closed sets and wardrobe would
always run to cover us up between takes. The only thing they could’ve
done better is given me a warm private jacuzzi after that cold night
in the ocean.
Above: Set pic from Tidelands! This is the house of the Queen, played by Elsa Pataky!
that is some incredible insight. Share a story from a particularly
hard or long day on set, what did you have to do and how did you pace
yourself to be as fresh and a ready to go from the beginning of the
day to the end.
were long days and short days and you’ve got to make the most of
them. Getting a good quality sleep is the most important thing, being
well prepared, resting between takes, staying hydrated and
nutritionally aware was necessary.
Above: Jet with two very large lawmen!
about working with the other actors, did you learn or watch the
technique of others like Elsa on the set?
always interesting watching other actors work, everyone has their own
way of preparing but what works for some may not work for others. As
an actor it’s important to know what works for you and also to have
a good understanding of others. I have a lot of respect for Elsa
juggling her acting career as well as being a mother of two young
children and having to learn lines in a second language. She is a
very empowering role model for women. For me she is a great example
of continued personal growth and not giving up on yourself even after
you take on the responsibility of motherhood. I also admire her
commitment to staying fit, fun and healthy and her overall warm
spirit. With that being said the whole cast was a pleasure to work
with, it was great to learn from each other and adopt some new
Above: Jet gets to ride hard! In Tidelands!
about your action scenes, really looked fun, and challenging? How
long did you have to rehearse the choreo?
love the feeling of achievement you get after performing a difficult
task. The chorey was challenging, we learned most of it on the day
due to timing pressure. I proudly performed all my own action scenes
- no double required. I copped a few good ones from landing on
gravel, smacking my head on concrete to snapping my toe and freezing
my nipples off at times. Nothing a glass of wine and can do attitude
if you have seen the show, curious as to hear your thoughts about it?
the first original Australian Netflix series, Tidelands has opened up
some great work opportunities for the locals. The diversity of the
cast is a great benefit to the growing multicultural community in
Australia. It’s very exciting to be part of this movement and I
look forward to finding some time to binge watch the whole show.
up, chat about upcoming projects, I noticed you have posted a few of
your cooking videos on your YouTube Channel.
much as I’d love to explore more my other hobbies in food, fitness
and martial arts, I’ve decided to prioritise my focus on acting,
keeping fit and maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle. I’ve
learnt to stop getting distracted with things that have nothing to do
with my goals. This year i am pushing myself to the limits with clear
intentions and purpose.
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you for having me Danny, it is always a pleasure doing your
up the great work! Lots of Love!
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