SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: Hi, My name is Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell. I’m an actress, and i do voice overs as well. Currently living in Toronto Ontario. Canada I’m married, mother of six, grandmother of six with number 7 grandchild on the way. 🙂
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: I have always wanted to be an actress and my youngest one who also acts gave me the acting bug. Thanks Brae. I tried out for a high school play but was so terrified I froze. I wasn’t sure if I would or could put myself thru that again. But thanks to my youngest I decided to go for it (starting in my senior years). It’s never too late to follow a dream. I love it and I won’t turn back.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Willa Dollar Baby film?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: I had heard about it from an amazing woman Kerri -Lee Finkle , who was part of the creative team working on this movie. A talented , supportive woman who I admire. A mentor and huge supporter of all the deaf talent who were part of this incredible production.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: This is a Stephen King film and one is automatically drawn to whatever he does. The talented people working on Willa brought so much to this production to make it and went above and beyond.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: No I didn’t have to audition and I was really honoured to be part of the Willa family.
I was a passenger on the train and it was full of surprises, twists and turns but most of all it was fun in between being terrified.
SKSM: You worked with Corey Mayne on this film, how was that?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: This was the first time I worked with Corey Mayne and I would jump at any opportunity to work with him again or with any of this talented cast and crew again for that matter. He is a truly talented and dedicated person with a flair for this.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: There were a few special moments but I can’t give them away. Shhhh I will say, it was cold and we had fun in between takes, drawing pictures on the frosted train windows only to find when we looked back new frost had formed erasing our pictures.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: I do keep in touch with a few of them on a fairly regular basis. It’s so nice to make new friends and keep in touch. We were like a family on set. An amazing group of people.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: I have done a few films that are out and some that are not out yet but hopefully soon. Some have gone to Film Festivals and won awards. Docudramas – Horror Film’s, music videos. It has been quite the ride. I am continuing to do BG , Voice Overs as well as taking classes to learn as much as I can and to challenge myself.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: Absolutely am I fan of Stephen King’s work. I was also part of his latest movie “It” (not yet out). His work is incredible and so unpredictable. He is amazing. Everything he does is intriguing. So yes, yes I am a fan.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: Hmmm , that I am interested in Iridology and being a part of this interview .
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: Thank you so much Oscar, for taking the time to talk to me. Hope you all go see the film and love it as much as we all did, and being a part of this movie Willa.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Myrna Wolfe-Maxwell: The group of talent involved in the making of Willa were outstanding. I want to thank them all and thank you Oscar, and all the Stephen King fans out there for their interest and reading this You will all love the movie. Enjoy.