Hey Girl Powerettes!
Get ready to embark on an inspiring and magical adventure to Tomorrowland. This wonderous movie is out on Digital HD now and is available on Blu-Ray tomorrow! We had a chat to the lovely Raffey Cassidy, who plays Athena in the flick!
Hi Raffey! What was the audition process like for Tomorrowland? We heard your dad recorded your audition on his phone…
Yes, at first he did. At home I did a self-tape and we sent that off, then I went over to London to do a screen test with some other actors. After that, we had to head to America as I had to do another audition there. When I came back home, it was around two weeks later that I was told I had the part and it was very exciting.
Are you anything like Athena?
I would say if I had one quality that is the same as Athena’s, it is that I am very optimistic and always think there is a bright side to a bad situation, or a way around it, rather than just being negative.
What was it like working with George Clooney, who plays Frank?
It was very fun working with him. George was a great person to learn from and he was always very kind and caring. When the film wrapped up he gave me a cute little bracelet, which was very nice of him!
George is known to be a bit of a prankster, are there any funny stories from set you can share with us?
Well, there was one time we had to pull up in a black monorail and the doors would open and the camera would be filming us all standing there in a triangular formation. George thought it would be funny if we all ran to the sides so that when the doors would open, no one would be standing there. So we did, and the cameramen freaked out and said “OMG! Where have they all gone?”, it was very funny.
What was it like working with Britt Robertson, who plays Casey? Was it nice to have another young actress on set?
It was very fun, she’s like a big sister! I just got along with her so well and would always have fun with her on and off set. She is really lovely and cool, and a very talented actress.
We heard you got to do a lot of your own stunts. What sort of training did you have to do?
Back in Manchester I did swimming, gymnastics and martial arts for three months, every single day. Then, when we went to Canada, I did another month’s worth of training, every single day. Once we started filming, training slowed down a bit, but when I knew a stunt scene was coming up, I prepared and practiced more in character.
What was your favourite scene to shoot?
My favourite scene to shoot was probably the Eiffel tower scenes because the set was so cool and looked so much like the real thing!
The movie has some pretty cool futuristic technology. What would you love to see in the future?
Definitely a jetpack, so you could fly over anything you wanted!
What’s coming up for you now?
I am not entirely sure of my next move, but think I would definitely love to have my next role be one within a comedy.
Raffey with George Clooney and Britt Robertson in Tomorrowland.
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