As an Amherst College and recent Actors Studio MFA graduate, Tatiana was a natural choice to take on the role of rooky Officer Walsh. Asked about the film, Tatiana explains, “I had just finished spending semesters of grad school studying Greek dramatic history and was very fresh with my sense of theatre and performance as being very community-driven and educational as much as it was entertaining. A lot of early drama is a highly emotional experience for both the performer and the audience; one of the reasons they never committed acts of violence on stage was the painful visceral effect it could have on the audience... When I had the chance to read the screenplay, I found it bore many similarities to theatre and appreciated the effort that went into the writing of such a story. I was certainly attached to the journey of Ailish, struggling to fill the shoes of a traditionally male career and living up to the personal expectations of her own role models without losing the sensitive qualities that make her a better human being. I'm very interested in projects that challenge an individual to find the balance of their own masculine and feminine qualities, as every human has and needs both, no matter what gender or sex you are. I think this film has a lot of play with those elements and explores how unhealthy we become without balance."
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