Britt Robertson made a name for herself in Hollywood with the small screen shows The Secret Circle and Life Unexpected. But with the upcoming flick White Rabbit and a role in the critically-acclaimed film Cake, 2015 will bring a new level of success for the actress!
OKMagazine.com exclusively chatted with Robertson about everything from White Rabbit to working alongside Jennifer Aniston and more!
OKMagazine.com: Tell us about White Rabbit, which hits theaters, VOD and iTunes on Feb. 13.
Britt Robertson: I play a bit of a troubled girl from a small town with not a lot of friends. She’s kind of gone down the wrong path and she kind of hits rock bottom. As soon as she does, she makes a different choice in life to turn to God and reconsider life as a better person. She meets a friend along the way and when she becomes reformed he gets a little upset. He already has some mental issues and it sets him off a bit.
OKMagazine.com: You had a role in Cake, which has been nominated for a bunch of awards this season. How was it working with Jennifer Aniston and being part of a film that has been receiving critical praise?
BR: It was awesome. She’s such a sweetheart and she really is very kind and generous, she was always really sweet to me. I know she’s phenomenal in the film. I think her performance in it should be praised. It deserves a lot of consideration and I’m happy for all of the success that the movie has brought her. I was happy to be a part of it even if it was just a little scene.
OKMagazine.com: With the Oscars right around the corner, what are your predictions for Best Movie, Best Actor and Best Actress?
BR: I think best film is going to be Boyhood just because of what it was. It’s a film that hasn’t existed in our world ever and it was so well done. The director’s incredible and the experience of watching these kids grow up, it makes sense to recognize such a beautiful idea and inspiration. Best Actor will probably be Eddie Redmayne. Best Actress Julianne Moore more obviously.
Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing White Rabbit in select theaters and on VOD in February 13, 2015. Directed by Tim McCann, White Rabbit is a psychological thriller starring Sam Trammell (“True Blood,” The Fault in our Stars), Britt Robertson (“Under the Dome,” Tomorrowland), Nick Krause (The Descendants, Boyhood) and Ryan Lee (Super 8, Goosebumps). Following in the tradition of Gus Van Sant’s acclaimed Elephant, this intense drama follows a bullied HIGH SCHOOL student’s descent into madness.
White Rabbit will be playing in the following cities: Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Detroit, and Miami. (More to be announced).
Nick Krause, who starred opposite George Clooney and Shailene Woodley in The Descendants, plays a troubled teen that has been tormented by visions since his alcoholic father (Trammell) forced him to kill an innocent rabbit while hunting as a boy. Now that Harlon (Krause) is a bullied HIGH SCHOOL student, his undiagnosed mental illness is getting worse. He begins to hear voices and his imagination encourages him to carry out violent acts. Things begin to look up when Julie (Robertson), a rebellious young girl, moves to town and befriends Harlon. But when she betrays him, the rabbit along with other imaginary comic book characters taunt him into committing one final act of revenge.
White Rabbit made its world premiere at Zurich Film Festival and saw its North American premiere at the 2014 Catalina Film Festival where it won Best Feature Film. The film also won Best Cinematography at Chelsea Film Festival and Best Actor (Krause), Best Supporting Actor (Trammell), and Best Supporting Actress (Robertson) at the Boston Film Festival.