Returning... to working with us after her comical performance in Extra Time, Mumbi Ramoni talks to us about the female world portrayed within Foxhole.
Interview by Cecilia Gragnani.
What attracted you to the story of Foxhole?
I loved the heavy female cast, and the concept behind the script. Caris is a feminist at heart, so to get a script that was so laden with all these women, who all had different backgrounds and underlying stories with different motives was fascinating.
Tell us a little bit about your character, Wendy?
Wendy is a bit of an enigma at first. We don't really learn much about her, other than what she wants us to know. She's fiercely loyal to Mother and has been with Foxhole since it's inception. She's devoted to the cause and to helping other women find the same shelter and peace she has found at Foxhole.
What helped you get into character?
A lot of my prep consisted of really distinguishing the meaning and intention behind each line. And how it fit into the grand scheme of the plot. As the film is a thriller, to get the ambiguity of Wendy's nature down, I took a lot of inspiration from Betty Gabriel's performance of Georgina in Jordan Peele's 'Get Out’.
How did you find the filming process?
I really enjoyed the filming process. We had the most beautiful locations out in the countryside and the house that they'd located was so idyllic and small and worked so well with the plot. The team at Rianne Pictures outdid themselves I felt! The process itself was pretty smooth, Caris and the team at Rianne Pictures are always meticulous when it comes to filming and times, so the two days I shot over were incredibly well organised and just a joy to be on set for.
What was it like working with the rest of the cast?
I LOVE THEM ALLLL!!! A few members of the cast and crew, I'd already met from Rianne Pictures 'Extra Time', so working with the same team and same faces, plus a few new ones was fantastic. I always know I'm going to have a blast on any Rianne Pictures production.
What was it like working with the director and the Rianne Pictures team?
Caris is incredible, her devotion to her vision, and the time she'll take to make sure that you have an understanding of your place and purpose in it all is wonderful. It just gives that much more drive to do the role/character justice for the her vision and for yourself. The crew are incredible, and helpful and just so kind. Without fail they will have your back in everything, and can help you with anything. Working with an all female crew for the first time, was like falling in love for the first time- Magic and I absolutely did not want the experience to stop.
How was the premiere screening?
The premiere was great! After spending summer wondering what the finished film would look like, and how it all fit together, to see it was something else, and to meet up with the girls after so long apart was brilliant.
What was your favourite part of your experience on Foxhole?
Everything, I can't think of one thing that I didn't enjoy during pre-production, shooting etc.
What would you want the audience to take away from watching Foxhole?
Just the raw feminine power behind it, and the story of these two women, who may or may not have survived their Foxhole experience.
You can follow Mumbi on social media at @MumbiRamoni and see her in the Foxhole trailer below!