SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Julia Alekseeva: I love watching movies, but I’m not actress. I’m veterinarian.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Julia Alekseeva: I never dreamed of becoming actress.
This is the only film in which I have starred.
SKSM: How did you become involved in The hammer Dollar Baby film?
Julia Alekseeva: My husband asked me to play in his film and I said ‘yes’.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Julia Alekseeva: Mysterious serial killer will always interest people. People love scary stories and unexpected plot twists.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Julia Alekseeva: Shooting a movie in normal mode has become problematic because of covid. Then Roman asked me to play the role of victim, but this was not originally in the plans. Actually I’m little afraid of camera.
SKSM: You worked with Roman Alekseev on this film, how was that?
Julia Alekseeva: It was exciting and sometimes fun. I felt insecure as actress. But my husband always supported me.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Julia Alekseeva: Sometimes we had to reshoot the scene because our cats were in the frame. They didn’t want to leave us and were very interested in what we were doing.
There is another interesting fact. Real blood was used to shoot the poster. First, my husband bought fake blood. But it spread over my face and did not look like the real one. Then I thought I had to do something about it. I’m a veterinarian and I can draw blood from a vein. My husband, by the way, is afraid of blood and does not like injections. I applied a tourniquet to myself and drew about 10 ml of blood from my own hand with a syringe. Then she squeezed it onto her head. My husband was shocked.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Julia Alekseeva: Of course. We live with Roman and cats. Their names are Lucifer and Oswald.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Julia Alekseeva: Now I’m not filming anywhere and I don’t know if I will.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Julia Alekseeva: Yes, I really love reading his books and watching the film adaptations.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Julia Alekseeva: I really know how to handle firearms.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Julia Alekseeva: Thanks for the questions. It was interesting to answer them. It was a completely new experience for me. Please don’t judge me harshly.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Julia Alekseeva: I wish you all a good mood and new scary stories. =)