|Actress/model Parker Love Bowling (courtesy from Bowling)|
Parker Love Bowling: The Egyptian premiere was astounding. When making this movie I never imagined it would go as far as it did. It was a rather pleasant surprise and made me immensely proud of my sister.
PC: So let's go back in time for a bit. Where were you born and raised?
PLB: I was born in Beverly Hills and lived in Los Angeles my entire life thus far. I grew up in Topanga Canyon but am now living in the city and enjoy it a great deal more.
PC: What were some of your interests when you where younger?
PLB: I've always been interested in the same things. I've always loved fashion and film, or just anything that conveyed glamour. Growing up I tried my hardest to get as much attention as possible, so it seems fitting I decided to go into the film industry.
PC: When did you begin your modeling career? Was it something you fell into or did you pursue it?
PLB: My modeling career did not take off into recently because I've always looked very young, but it is going well now. I did not do any professional work until being the B.C. Butcher poster girl and I've been getting a lot of work off of it. I've always loved having my photo taken, but I did not pursue it as a career until now.
PC: Who are some of your idols in the modeling world, both in front of and behind the camera?
PLB: Some of my idols in the industry in front of the camera are Edie Sedgwick, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot. Some photographers I love are Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon.
PC: Besides modeling, what are some of your other interests and hobbies?
PLB: Besides being an actress and model, I am also a designer. I design and sew clothes which you can view on my website (parkerlovebowling.com). I also love to write and am currently interning at two different publications.
|Parker Love Bowling as Po in B.C. BUTCHER|
PLB: I joined the LA Junior Derby Dolls because my mom skated with the LA Derby Dolls. She was a very good skater and I aspired to be like her, so naturally I wanted to try it out. I played roller derby for about three years but it conflicted too much with my schedule.
PC: Describe your experience working on B.C. BUTCHER?
PLB: B.C. BUTCHER was a very fun film to work on. Since I did not have a lead role I would just lounge around when I wasn't shooting and read lines with the other actors.
PC: What was the film schedule like and where was it made?
PLB: B.C. Butcher was shot in Topanga Canyon over a nine-day period. Each shot was done in a single take which gave the film a campy quality.
PC: What does it feel like to be the poster girl for the film?
PLB: I love being the poster girl for the film. Lloyd Kaufman called me "the iconic poster girl," which is such an honor since Troma itself is such an influential company that puts out films like no others.
PC: What's it like working with Troma? Where you a fan of their films prior to working with them?
PLC: Troma is great and Uncle Lloydy is so kind and supportive. Before I worked on B.C. Butcher the only Troma movies I saw where the CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH films but am starting to watch a lot more. I'm in great company!
PC: What are some of your favorite films and film genres?
PLB: My favorite film is Two For The Road. Mary Quant did all the costumes which really make the movie so wonderful. I love old musicals and 60's classics.
PC: What's the next step in your modeling career? What are some of your goals?
PLB: I Would love to do more modeling in film just like Andy Warhol's films starring Edie Sedgwick. They have such a enigmatic quality. Other than that I enjoy a variety of work and am open to most opportunities.
|Parker Love Bowling with her boyfriend Kalvin Madsen.|
PLB: Andy Warhol's films are just very glamorous. I love how they look.
PC; Are you planning on acting in any more films? Do you have any current film projects that you're involved in?
PLB: I am currently in pre-production of a few films. I am very excited to star in Jared Master's new film alongside my sister this summer called ROLLER JUNKIES. It should be really groovy.
PC: ROLLER JUNKIES is a fanatic title! Can you tell us what the film is about and is there a website for it?
PLB: There is no website for the film yet but there's an imdb page. I haven't gotten the script yet. All I know is Kansas and I are roller skaters in it.
PC: What advice would you offer aspiring actresses who want to break in the film industry, especially those who want to bring diversity and a feminine voice to the male dominated Hollywood?
PLB: Everyone finds success on their own terms but from what I've experienced, I recommend to just be open to all job possibilities. I would never have thought to be a horror movie actress, I saw myself doing more Tuesday Weld type roles, but I found I love working in all genres. A lot of people turned down B.C. BUTCHER because it was too low-budget but now it is getting a lot of press so I would say just be open minded to all projects.
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the show!
To learn more about Parker Love Bowling, visit her website at parkerlovebowling.com and be sure to check out her Twitter and Instagram accounts. To learn more about Troma and their upcoming release of B.C. BUTCHER, visit their website at www.troma.com.