Interview by @Rmediavilla, w/ actress #LillyKrug, on her first leading role Sky, from the Lionsgate movie, “Shattered”. #ShatteredMovie @Lionsgate @CameronMonaghan

Interview by Rafy Mediavilla, w/ actress Lilly Krug, on her first leading role Sky, from the Lionsgate movie, “Shattered”. Now Available In Select Theaters and On Demand, & On Blu-ray and DVD on February 22. #ShatteredMovie

In the tradition of Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct comes this dazzling action-thriller starring Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (RED) and Frank Grillo (Avengers: Endgame). After lonely tech millionaire Chris (Cameron Monaghan, “Shameless”) encounters charming, sexy Sky (Lilly Krug), passion grows between them – and when he’s injured, she quickly steps in as his nurse. But Sky’s odd behavior makes Chris suspect that she has more sinister intentions, especially when Sky’s roommate is found dead from mysterious causes.


Criticólogos:

How do you feel about your performance? How does it feel to finally see the final product?

Lilly Krug:

It feels incredible to see it being done and how it came together. It feels like a baby because I did it march of last year, and now it’s coming out. It was so much prep and filming. The excitement just grows because you never see the final product. But while doing it, it’s so great because we had a great crew, we had a great team, and you just knew we were creating something very special together. Now it’s like coming; you saw how it all came together was the biggest gift. 

Criticólogos:

This is a David Loughery movie. We know him from this type of story. How aware were you when you did the audition? Being a very physical movie, How did you prepare yourself? How did you get yourself in the mindset of your character? 

Lilly Krug:

It’s very physical, but the physical aspect helps. I did six weeks of training where you just learn how to use all the weapons because Sky is just so good with weapons. She knows exactly what to do. Even when she’s completely out of control, you have a feeling she’s in control, and that’s something you need to learn; being very comfortable with the weapons you use. The physical aspect really helped me to also be emotionally prepared for Sky. I worked with a psychologist and a lot was really trying to get into the psyche of Sky and see what makes her the character the way she is. It was very interesting to just explore how someone can become the way she became. 

Criticólogos:

I want to talk about Cameron and Frank. I had talked to Frank a bunch of times through interviews, and we have become good internet friends, and he sounds like a really fun guy. Cameron, he gets into his character, and he just absolutely drives. Were you able to talk outside? Were you able to grab something from them? 

Lilly Krug:

Like you said, they’re very different actors. Frank walks into the room, and he does it so casually. He knows what he’s doing, and he has a clear idea. It seems so natural. He does things while he acts, so he walks around the room here. He has a very secure sense of character.

Cameron is very specific about his choices, which is also incredible to work with. Having the mix of both is just so interesting because if you have different kinds of acting that come together, that’s when something very interesting is being created. Working with both of them offset and onset, and getting to know them, just seeing that they’re both incredible and very inspiring people. John Malkovich also has a very different acting style. All of us coming together was this very creative, enriching process, which was magical.

Criticólogos:

Was there any moment in the film that you just feel uncomfortable, that you knew you felt that you wanted to voice yourself. Where you needed to speak out, and wanted to do something differently?

Lilly Krug:

I did a lot of prep with Louis. A week of just rehearsals, and within a day or two I noticed I could really trust him. He is someone he has your best intentions at heart, and that’s really rare. He’s very open to other ideas and feedback. There’s one scene where I reveal something, and he wanted me to never look at the camera, but I was looking ahead and doing my own thing. I was with Louis and I told him: “I don’t know if this is going to work. I’m going to give you a take or two, and you can tell me, but I don’t know if it’s going to work”. Then we did it, and I was still like: “I know it’s going to work”. He said to me:” Lilly. Trust me, it works, and it looks incredible”.  At that moment, you really have to trust your director. I really had this relationship with him where we knew what was best for each other, and we knew each other very well. So I completely let that go. 

Criticólogos:

​​I am very vocal that I want to see more female leading roles and directors. I want to get your point of view on the other side. From your perspective, are things changing, or do we still need a little more work?

Lilly Krug:

I think things are definitely changing. I’m very happy that things are slowly changing, and this movie is an example. This is why people should watch; Sky is a very self-driven person who at the end just breaks free from all the emotional abuse and all the people trying to control her. She’s really the person in the driver’s seat who takes the action, who not only knows what she’s doing but lives with the consequences. And I mean, that is something big of female empowerment as well. 

Just knowing that if you act, you have to act with the consequences that come. Allowing her to be the driver of the situation. I think that’s one of the special parts of Shattered; that it’s not just a normal thriller, but it’s a romance of female empowerment, thriller, and action all driven by Sky. Projects like these are what we need more.

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