SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Lucas Tavernier: I’m a multilingual (NL, FR, EN, IT, ES, DE, notions of TR and AR) actor, based in Belgium and working as well on stage as on set. I trained as an actor in France and have performed in French classical verse (alexandrine).
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Lucas Tavernier: I performed once or twice when I was small, but when we moved there was no opportunity to do theatre and I +/_ forgot about it. When I was in the last year of highschool (18 years) a performance was set up by the school and I participated: that woke my desire again and I suddenly realised: this is what I want to do!
SKSM: How did you become involved in Nona Dollar Baby film?
Lucas Tavernier: I met George Terryn on the set of Thuis, a major series of the public Flemish broadcaster. He worked there as a director and I as an actor. He spoke about the Project and I was very enthousiastic at the idea of working with him on an ambitious short movie project.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Lucas Tavernier: The fact that the character doesn’t seem to accept boundaries and seems to get away with this.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Lucas Tavernier: George offered the part of the psychiatrist and I agreed immediately as it would offer me the opportunity to bring tension, balance and control to a story that is constantly breaking out of its boundaries.
SKSM: You worked with Georges Terryn on this film, how was that?
Lucas Tavernier: It was nice, as he pushed the whole team to the boundaries of what was posible with the ressources we had.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Lucas Tavernier: We shot in a great location: the “Institute for Tropical Medicine” which dates from the colonial era, and has a very special atmosphere about it.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Lucas Tavernier: I kept contact with George, and sometimes I met colleagues on other sets.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Lucas Tavernier: I still work as an actor. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1581714/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Lucas Tavernier: Not exactly: I know the major Works of course, but I really got in touch with it through NONA.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Lucas Tavernier: I recently learned to drive a motorcycle, but I won’t tell you how many times I had to pass the exam to get the driver’s licence 😉
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Lucas Tavernier: Thank you for your attention Reading this interview.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Lucas Tavernier: Thank you Oscar for this interview.