Actress Natassia Malthe has been in the entertainment industry since the mid-1990s. She made her big screen debut in the teen drama “Disturbing Behavior”, where she starred alongside Katie Holmes, James Marsden, and Nick Stahl. Since then she has appeared in many movies and television shows like “This Means War”, “Halloween: Ressurection”, “Elektra”, “Stark Raving Mad”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Fallen”, and “Fringe”.
Now, with a co-starring role as Brynna in “Vikingdom – The Blood Eclipse”, the half Norwegian and half Malaysian hopes to expand her acting career in Asia.
In an interview in Kuala Lumpur recently, the gorgeous model-turned-actress said that she had been trying to make a name for herself in the region for the past three years. Unfortunately, she had not been too successful:
I guess it was due to the fact that I didn’t know anyone here. I needed to know the right people in the industry here. But I am glad that after all my efforts, I landed a role in “Vikingdom”. This is timely because I really want to expand (my career) in Asia before returning to Hollywood.
My character (Brynna) has a lot of integrity, and she gets to kick a lot of big Vikings around. Brynna is also a loner and her own person. Seriously, the fighting scenes were pretty awesome. Yes it was difficult as we had to learn the steps and memorise the choreography. I got a couple of minor injuries – sprained my ankle, broke my finger. But I only realised my injuries when we completed the filming!
I guess I’m lucky to be able to do my own stunts. Ballet helped me to be flexible and move well. I just love action movies and the stunts, the fight scenes – you get such an adrenaline rush.
Handpicked by KRU Studios to be the leading lady in their big-budget feature film, 29-year-old Natassia Malthe said that she was more than happy to be in the film. “Vikingdom – The Blood Eclipse” was mostly shot in Malaysia, in several locations such as Kellie’s Castle and Gua Tempurung in Perak.
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The film is expected to be released nationwide in September.
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