Andrea Gabriel on Breaking Dawn, Lost, & How She Got Started in the Acting BizJan 31st, 2011 | By Stefanie | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
Hit Rock Bottom recently interviewed Andrea Gabriel, who plays Kebi of the Egyptian coven in Breaking Dawn. They spoke in detail about Andrea’s work on Lost, and Breaking Dawn, including talk of Mackenzie Foy, the cast, and what the shooting schedule has been like so far. Andrea also answered some fan questions about the film as well. To see those, and the rest of the in-depth interview hop on over to HitRockBottom.org.
Let’s talk about your next “big break”, Breaking Dawn – how’d you get involved in that?
Well, I auditioned… again. It was just a good audition – and I think I found out about that in August, and they didn’t make the announcements for the Covens because they have A LOT of Covens in this one. I don’t think I’m releasing any spoilers because the books have been published – I’m not sure what’s in the book and what’s in the script, but it’s – for people who love the books… this is seriously… they are going all out, this is prom. You know what I mean? [laughs] This is formal.
You guys are filming part one and part two at the same time?
Yeah, they’re doing them at the same time.
Does that make for long days?
Yeah, you’re only doing one unit at a time. I think that it can get confusing [laughs], but they have it organized – I couldn’t do it, what they’re doing with all of the scheduling and all of the green screening, there’s a lot of detail in this stuff. Way more than LOST, I was never aware in LOST that there was any CGI going on – if they did CGI later, it was surprising… and I was like “Oh, I didn’t know they were going to do that.” Like when were in solitary doing the stuff in Iraq – all of that was real, but then in one sequence when he’s [Sayid] walking on army base and actually one one side of the army base it looks exactly like it does, but on the other side has all of this lush foliage because it’s Hawaii – and they were real army barracks from World War II. So the other side they CGI’d out to make it desert – that had nothing to do with my acting, it had nothing to do with what I was doing. So it was really funny having to act with stuff that is not there – I’ve never done that before.
Photo: Lorenzo Hodges via Andrea’s Facebook page