She played in Amy Nigro’s Cain Rose Up Dollar Baby film as House Mother.
SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Rhoda Pell: I gave up on acting at 19, had a baby and started a 32 year career with AT&T. I retired after 9/11 and began background acting with central casting.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Rhoda Pell: Since I was 4.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Cain rose up Dollar Baby film?
Rhoda Pell: I belong to every casting service and have a commercial agent. I submit myself to all parts I fit as long as not too much dialogue or rehearsals. I think I booked the role based on my imdb and resume and headshots, which often happens.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Rhoda Pell: I didn’t go to a movie screening and don’t think I watched the whole film so I can’t answer that.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Rhoda Pell: I might have sent in a self tape…
SKSM: You worked with Amy Nigro on this film, how was that?
Rhoda Pell: She was very gracious and happy about my wardrobe choices and very appreciative of my commitment to my small but important role.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Rhoda Pell: Sadly my experience was very brief, but that’s how I like to roll.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Rhoda Pell: Sadly no.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Rhoda Pell: I’m busier now than ever before.tonight attending a red carpet premiere of “the obscured ” where I play one of my iconic characters-the motel owner. I finished 2 days and I am booked all next week on a Netflix people I worked with years ago are booking me out of the blue. I booked a UCLA thesis that’s paying me nicely with a self tape. It will be shooting just after my 74th birthday mid December. Music videos are my favorites. I’ve done over 150, the last one with twin tribes called fantasy is out now, and for king and country latest video is out where I play one of my specialties homeless. My music videos are linked on YouTube rhodapells cannel favorites.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Rhoda Pell: I am indeed have read most. I think The Stand is my favorite. A few years ago I had a great experience with the press event tie in to It 2, for 4 days I performed as the creepy old lady and people actually thought I was the actress in the movie.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Rhoda Pell: I’m happy to perform in the nude, and often have on true blood, westworld, milf, music videos etc.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Rhoda Pell: Check out my imdb, enjoy my demo reel and follow me on Instagram @rhodapell.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Rhoda Pell: Thanx for your interest and contributions to art.