SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Natasha Quirke: My name is Natasha Quirke. I’m from a small town in Ireland called Kilbeggan. I’m currently living in Vancouver, Canada. I’m an Actress and a Social Care Worker.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Natasha Quirke: I knew from a very young age. My mom encouraged my dream by getting me into Drama & Theatre studies classes and it continued from there. I loved old black & white movies, after school, I would run home and try to watch them before dinner was ready. I was always singing or dancing and playing with my imaginary friends. (giggle)
SKSM: How did you become involved in Harvey’s Dream Dollar Baby film?
Natasha Quirke: I auditioned for the role via Vancouver Film School nearing the end of 2010. I booked the part from there.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Natasha Quirke: It’s been quite a few years since shooting Harvey’s Dream, for me, at the time it was to gain experience and strengthen my acting resume. Anything related to Stephen King would be a no brainer. Anything suspenseful will intrigue people.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Natasha Quirke: I auditioned for the role.
SKSM: You worked with Hakan Gunnarson on this film, how was that?
Natasha Quirke: It was a pleasure to work with Hakan, it’s always fun to join a new set and meet new cast & crew. Everyone worked well together.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Natasha Quirke: Oh my goodness, It’s been so long. I enjoyed all of the shoots. I remember a scene in the bedroom where my character talks to her husband, she gets emotional as she is about to tell him something she has done. It was an emotional scene, the other cast member added to it and it turned out well.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Natasha Quirke: Not really, we all know each other but have moved on to other productions since. I haven’t had an opportunity since then to work with the team.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Natasha Quirke: I’m writing my own short film. Hopefully, we get to shoot that in the next few months. I’m actively auditioning and looking forward to new roles coming my way.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Natasha Quirke: Absolutely!!!
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Natasha Quirke: Mmmmmm I speak fluent Gaelic, actually that’s not a surprise. I’m from Ireland and we speak Gaelic.
I work in social care outside of acting and I’m building my own non-profit org to help individuals find their passions and pursue that in life. It’s called ‘Serve Your Purpose.’
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Natasha Quirke: Thank you for reading.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Natasha Quirke: Cheers for the interview.