Greetings valued Dan's
Movie Report readers, striving to cover new talent from across the
globe, I present the intellectual and talented actress Ada Dumitru. I
first heard about Ada thanks to Actress Natassia Malthe. Ada chats
about her upbringing, training, and gives a first glance at some of
the colorful characters she will portray in upcoming shows and films.
Ada interjects some of her dark humor as well, you have been warned,
hahaha! Sit back, relax, grab a chalice and enjoy!
Above: Ada working in theatrical production- Image Credit: Bogdari Botas
DMR: Chat about your
upbringing. What made you decide to get into film?
AD: What made me decide to get
into film? The catering, of course. Pretty good food, free coffee,
chocolate croissants. What more could you wish for?
DMR: Ha, yes indie film
budgets. I know you told me you recently graduated from university,
chat about the experience, did it cover business of film as well? is
it more difficult to go to film school where you are, more
AD: University was cute…
though maybe if you ask my professors, some of them are relieved that
I’ve graduated. But there’s no substitute for practical
experience. I’ve learned so much working in the business, things
you can’t really understand until you’re actually doing it.
DMR: I know you told me you
are in a few films, have you seen your work yet? Were some of them in
AD: I've seen some of my work.
But the big projects I did were shot in the last year, so all of that
is still a mystery to me. I've seen bits of it all, though, which
makes me more excited for what’s to come.
DMR: The suspense must be a
bit difficult, shifting gears, Chat about O gramada de caramele what
is that about? is it in release yet?
AD: I played the villain, so of
course I had fun. Every role has its attractions, but especially the
bad girls for me.
DMR: I know you told me you
worked with Natassia Malthe on a series, what is the name of the show? Is it
available to view yet, or do you know when it will be?
Photo Credit: Dragos Barbacioru, Ada as Gash on The Pact TV series!
AD: Yes, I had
the pleasure of working with Natassia on a TV series named "The
Pact." Unfortunately, that’s about the only information I'm
allowed to give about the project for now. But I can tell you … the
show is crazy!
(Ed Note, more will be revealed later in 2019, including a new interview with Natassia Malthe!!)
Above Photo Credit: Anatol Struna, Ana as Bluebell in Three Knee Deep TV Series!
DMR: Chat about Three Knee
Deep, looks really amazing. How did you get cast on the show?
AD: “Three Knee Deep” is the
most insane project I've ever worked on. I had previously done some
film work, like short movies, some local TV series, commercials, and
music videos. But this character in “Three Knee Deep” was my
first big commitment in the film industry. It was an important part,
and a tough one and it was the first time I was acting in English.
I got on this crazy journey
through the director and producer Bobby Barbacioru. He has an amazing
team of filmmakers around him, and he's the one that believed in me,
and gave me freedom to be insanely creative while doing this part. A
lot of people believed I was too young for such a complicated
character, but Bobby made a bet on me. And he won.
DMR: Chat about your character
Bluebell. What is her back story? Is she a bad girl wrongly
imprisoned, and caught with wrong crowd?
AD: Bluebell ... I get so
emotional when I talk about her, because we've been through a lot
together. She's a psychopath, a serial killer, a maniac. She is one
of the most dangerous serial killers, and because of her
intelligence, they had to lock her in a cage.
The part was
not easy to handle, but I love playing villains. In a weird way, it's
my specialty. At the beginning, I started with a simple idea in which
I strongly believe: every single human being is good. Every single
human being is emotionally deep inside, and if only their pure heart
would be asked, they would choose the bright side. But life gets you
in a carousel where many things occur in the development of that pure
soul. Society, family, education, bad circumstances. All of these can
drive you far from that pure, untouched entity you represented when
you were born. Those bad circumstances can drive you so far and so
fast that you get completely lost, never to be found again.
Bluebell is a very young
girl who's completely lost. But the beauty comes from the struggle
between her love of being lost, and her need to be found. Living
paradoxes. Life's a paradox. The most important rule when you play
villains is that people have to like you, you have to be their guilty
pleasure. Yes, Bluebell kills man without a second thought, and she
has a sick sexual energy. She chose the dark side of life. But she
can get emotional, and she can be your friend. She’s still
ultimately going to kill you, but on the way, you're charmed. So at
least you die charmed.
DMR: How long did you work and film on
We worked for approximately
3 months. In December we did some very cool preparations like going
on set, doing some tests, shooting bits of the script, trying the
costumes, getting familiar with the whole team. We spent some time in
the prison, so we could get the feeling of what was to come. Then in
January and February, the action began.
DMR: Chat about working with
the amazing Louis Mandylor. I think he is a great person to learn
from and watch.
AD: Louis and I made a good
DMR: Have you heard about if
the show, is picked up by Netflix or a U.S. outlet?
AD: I’m not allowed to say
what I’ve heard. Yet.
DMR: Back to your life, what
are some of your hobbies? I know living where you are it is cold so I
am assuming skiing and such?
AD: Well, Romania isn't only
about snow and Dracula. It's true that you can randomly see vampires
sucking someone's blood at the corner of a street but there's also a
simple woman breastfeeding her baby at 1 meter from the sucking
scene. Apart from that, we do have four seasons during the year, so
you can have plenty of hobbies. I’ve skied since I was 3 years old.
And for some years I've been addicted to extreme sports. From enduro
and bikes in general, to water sports like flyboarding, jet skis,
surfing, and kiting, to skydiving, hiking, scuba diving, freestyle
skiing. Where there's some adrenaline, there's where I am.
DMR: Chat about some people in
the film world you desire to work with.
AD: All I desire is to work with
people with balls. Brave people with brave ideas that matter.
DMR:Yes! I know you will and
deserve it. Wrapping up, chat about any future projects or auditions,
do you have an acting reel out?
AD: Some of what happens next I
can’t talk about yet. Any serial killer has to keep some secrets,
you know? But I can tell you it’s going to be exciting. It’s
gonna be a crazy adventure and you’re going to want to come along
for the ride.
Thank you Ada for this amazing interview, once again another
exclusive chat with Dan's Movie Report. Ada is currently steeped in mystery!
All will be revealed, I plan to update this interview, as the
projects begin to come out. Please follow Ada on her Social Media