"Grimm" fans may be gearing up for a new season October 25, but Bitsie Tulloch, who stars as Juliette in the series, is hitting the big screen in the film "Parkland" that premieres October 4. Tulloch talked about the film in my podcast interview with her for The Queen of Scream Thursday night.
The movie centers on the JFK assassination, but unlike previous films, it focuses on the peripheral characters surrounding that historical moment. Tulloch plays the secretary of the real-life civilian who filmed the kill shot that day. Among her costars include the likes of Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Ron Livingston and Zac Efron. Yet there is no one star of the film, per se.
"The cast was pretty stellar. It's actually one of the best cast movies I've seen. It's very much an ensemble film. There's no one character really who has so much more to do than anyone else."
Some of the filming was very emotional for Tulloch, as she spent some time with the real man who filmed the fatal footage. And that kind of gut-reaction people still have to that historical moment, translates into a film that can keep people on edge, despite knowing what's going to happen.
"You know it's a story we all know: We all know the outcome, we all know JFK died, but for a movie to be that gripping and inspire such a feeling of sort of being on the edge of your seat was very impressive, considering we all know the outcome."
Did she feel extra pressure at being among so many Hollywood heavyweights?
"Yeah, I was a little scared at first. Paul Giamatti is one my favorite actors, so I was a little nervous about working with him, but the second you start filming, and you're in character, all of that goes away and it really just becomes about the relationships and the balance between the two characters... I was kind of excited that those nerves went away pretty quickly."
See Tulloch in "Parkland" starting October 4, and don't forget to catch her on the season premiere of "Grimm" October 25 on NBC.
To hear the full podcast, go to The Queen Of Scream.