Interview with actress Ashley Reed, star in the web series Third Son: The Black Files

Today I’m speaking with Ashley Reed, a star in the upcoming web series Third Son: The Black Files which is due to release very soon. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me. I have to say, after seeing that car chase scene online, I love how the women are right in the thick of the action and portraying strong roles in my opinion.

How do you feel about portraying your character, Elizabeth Burnett, do you feel she is a strong character?
Yes, I enjoy playing all types of characters. But I feel a great responsibility in playing Elizabeth. I certainly feel she is a very strong young woman. She is also very smart and confident. So I really hope the audience feels that from her.

In what ways do you feel you connect with her?
I feel that I connect with her in a few different ways. But the main one I’ve noticed is that we both observe and analyze a situation before stepping into action.

Do you enjoy doing action sequences in films?
I really do! It’s the first time I’ve done stunts and fight sequences and I am enjoying every minute of it!

Are there any personal experiences that you draw from when playing roles?
I try to pull emotions for my characters from my personal experiences. I feel I can connect and make it authentic in that way. But for the most part, when I’m in a role, I try to not think of what I would do personally a lot of times, but what would my character do. How that person would handle situations and experiences from their viewpoint and not so much my own.

I’ve noticed from the clips that Steve James sent me, that your character is often likened to Alice in Wonderland going down the rabbit hole if you will. Does this story and where it takes your character feel at all like going into a different world?
Yes, it really does! As an actress, I’ve been able to work with green screens and really having to use my imagination on set. There is so much action and adventure for my character in this new place for her. I am really looking forward to getting experience this new environment along with her. I feel like we both get to evolve into this new world.

Thank you so much for your time Ashley! Third Son: The Black Files is available online on Steve James’ Youtube Channel. Have a look and enjoy!

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