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Fiona Dunn speaks about her character that links The Shimian timelines together.

Next up Fiona Dunn's interview about playing the character that ties The Shimian short film and feature together, the unnamed Blatty Descendant.

Q: What can you tell us about the Blatty Descendant character? A: This character is the connection to the short film that this feature evolved from. She’s a descendant of Lady Blatty (the woman tortured in bed in the short) and she’s tired of shouldering the curse of the Shimian which she claims has haunted her family for generations. She’ll stop at nothing to be free from this burden.

Q: How did you get involved with the project? A: I have been acting for many years, on stage and in short films. I’ve also been working with Bader Media Entertainment for over a year and thankfully James offered me the role!

Q: How did you approach playing the Blatty Descendant? Was there any aspects of her character that were challenging? A: I tried to channel a hard hitting business woman that was single minded in her need to be free of the curse. The most challenging bit was when my character “turns” and attacks Sarah (Ashlea’s character). It was quite physical and something I hadn’t done much before so I got many bruises. However it was TOTALLY worth it as I always try to be as authentic as I can.

Q: What was the experience of working on “The Shimian” like? A: It was FAB! Everyone was so keen and eager to be involved. Everyone wanted nothing but the best and it was great to have such a high energy from all involved.

Q: Any favourite memories from the set? A: Seeing the Shimian come to life through costume and makeup. And getting to know everyone a little more…a brilliant bunch.

Catch Fiona in action on the 29th September at the premiere of The Shimian at Millennium Point Birmingham. Info and tickets HERE

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