Judi Shekoni (aka Zafrina) chats about filming Breaking Dawn, her upcoming reality series and the hair extension business she started.
Did being a fan make auditioning for the role that much more intimidating or was it easier because you had confidence in your knowledge of the story?
I felt more confident than usual because of my knowledge of the story and the characters; Twilight has a definite feel and style to it that would be hard to pick up from one scene. I felt I was already inside the world and had lived the lives so I definitely felt I had a good advantage!
How has your experience been working with Bill Condon?
He is so amazing, such a kind, considerate, and intelligent man. I have learned so much from him, and it has been one of the highlights of working on this film. His attention to detail is incredible and I am lucky to have him working on this film as he has such a strong vision for the Amazons so we had a lot to play and got to take some risks. He also has a great sense of humor and is not easily stressed so it was a really fun set to work on – laughing was permitted – so we took advantage of it!
Have you and any of your fellow cast mates had any great bonding stories on set yet?
Tracey [Heggins – “Senna”] and I have become firm friends. We are both wearing the Amazon outfits, which meant we had no choice but to become gym buddies. We also have celebrated a good few birthdays during the long shot, and Amadou [Ly]’s birthday in New Orleans dancing at a college party was fun, and mine which Tracey came to in Vancouver and the producer of Supernatural which shoots up there took us out for a slap up dinner and dancing.
Read the entire interview with Judi at Twilight Examiner.