Victoria Paege, actress and cosplayer, has been cast in the role of Dr. Dietrichson, an intelligent psychologist with a manipulative streak. In Out of Darkness: Cleveland, Dr. D works for the F.O.R.C.E and played an integral role in crafting the legislation as well as implementing it within police departments. Check out our interview with the Los Angeles-based actress below:
What do you find the most appealing about the movie or its story?
The first thing that jumped out to me about this film was the political corruption aspect. It is, in a way very relevant to how we are being led to think about the political system in America, especially being media led the way it is. There is a scene where, during one of the altercations, people are standing around filming from their phones. Something we see constantly now. Aside from the corruption, there are hints of a sort of sci-fi or other force at work, and that is incredibly intriguing. Political corruption, tons of action PLUS sci-fi? Now THAT’S my kind of film.
How would you describe your character Dr. Dietrichson? What do you envision her to be like?
Doctor D is a complex character and one that I greatly admire. Although she is insanely intelligent, her looks both help and hinder her so she is in a constant struggle to both use them to her advantage, while also attempting to prove her worth without them getting in the way.
You do cosplay. Tell us about your work and what you do.
I started cosplaying in 2009, after I started attending comic conventions. I did little intro videos for a friend of mine for a convention he was starting in Tucson, AZ. After that, I got hired as the spokesperson for Phoenix Comicon , which led me to meet AMAZING creators. I have been so fortunate and have been asked to model original characters, like Dorothy Gale for Big Dog Ink, and I even worked side by side with Mark Millar on his character ‘Grown-up Hit Girl’ for the release of Kick Ass 2. I am also a reference model so several artists have used (drawn) my body for the covers of several comics.
Out of Darkness: Cleveland is Prelude2Cinema’s first SAG feature. It will be filmed in Cleveland and surrounding areas. Check back here or on http://www.makeferrisrun.com for more updates as the project progresses. If you’re a brand or company interested in sponsoring the film, you can learn more here.