Re: Brandin Rackley interview
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1) So,You seem unique with your attitude about entertainment business ?
I always tell other actors that you’ve got to take acting very seriously and not seriously at all!! In other words, show up to set on-time (if you’re a blonde with big boobs, the director will literally suffer a mini-stroke out of sheer surprise…). Know your lines, hit your marks, respect the crew. Other than that? Have an effing blast when the cameras are rolling. I usually BEG my directors to let me do an accent (southern, german, british) – and, yes, they’re usually very very bad. But, hello! it’s supposed to be bad! …that’s what makes it so good…
2) Ever had a bad day,Why ?
The worst day I’ve ever had on set was shooting in a house in the canyon, one of the hottest days of the year – with no air conditioner. My character wore a floor length vinyl dress, tall black boots, and long black gloves. I only peed once that day, since I sweat out every drop of liquid I drank! I went from annoyed, to pissed, to upset, to stressed, to panicky, to near melt-down. Fred Olen Ray hasn’t released that one yet…hmmmmm….I wonder why??
3) Why did you change your name,LOL ?
First of all, I hate the name Brandi. It’s as if, when I was born, my mother somehow wanted me to be a stripper, live with Hugh Hefner, and walk around saying “pink is my favorite color!” I mean, why not just go all the way and name me Bambi? Jeez. I have a hard enough time with people assuming I’m going to be brainless …I don’t need a name that screams it.
4) What’s the BEST of ‘The Rack”ON/OFF set?
I think I rock at love/sex scenes – I drown everyone out except my scene partner, and stay incredibly present with them. I let myself get extremely turned on and just let loose. I can’t stand to watch girls do a lot of “posing” and fake moaning – I try to keep it raw and dirty and spontaneous and….real. Of course there’s no actual penetration, but if you think it’s not a turn-on to do a scene like that in front of a dozen people and a giant camera, then, well…you’re not an exhibitionist like me!
5) BEST of “The Rack” ?
One of the things I pride myself on is that I go out of my way to help my fellow actresses out. If a director calls me with a project I immediately ask him if he’s still casting and hook him up with other girls I know who are super sexy & professional. I’ve even referred girls who blow me away in hotness (like Heather Vandeven – hottttt!) – call me crazy…but I like that about myself.
What’s the WORST of ‘The Rack”ON/OFF set ?
I have a tendency to question the director, cameraman, crew when it comes to lighting, camera angles, continuity, etc. It’s got to be irritating. Sometimes they’ll just give me a look, like “can you NOT speak?” ….but there have been a few times I saved the day ; )
(worst off set) I don’t do a whole lot of “clubbing” – maybe go out once a week. The rest of the time, it’s no makeup, hair in a ponytail, sloppy clothes, and glasses. Not at all sexy! When I do get fixed up and go out, people will say “hey, don’t I know you from somewhere? …wait…I DO know you from somewhere!” and then they do a little giggle and a wink. That’s fun for me sometimes, but not 24/7. Besides, I hate wearing makeup and I’m naturally a slob…..
6) One sentence descriptions-FRED OLEN RAY___________.JIM WYNORSKI_______.
FRANKIE CULLEN_________.CHRISTINE NGUYEN___________.JULIE K SMITH____________.
Fred Olen Ray has the driest, most wicked sense of humor – if you stand behind him while he’s shooting someone else’s scene, tape your mouth – you WILL crack up.
Jim Wynorski is famous for making actresses cry on-set – I think that’s why he and I get along so well, cuz I just lovingly tell him to suck my dick.
Frankie Cullen is one of the smartest guys I’ve ever met – it’s startling actually.
Christine Nguyen is a nipple biter! …and she’s got some sharp teeth.
Julie K. Smith would take a bullet for a friend (of course, she has bullet-proof boobs).
7) So,Is this photography gig,Your future ? That’s funny! I’ve been shooting for almost 10 years. I’ve shot over a thousand actors and models – and even some porn stars like Teri Weigel and Charles Dera.
8) Always a blonde(Ask because you changed your name and well,Hair color seems easier) Just asking ?
I dyed my hair brunette ONE time, and everyone hated it. I did Jim Wynorski’s “Vampires in Vegas” while a brunette – the only Wynorski movie that I was mostly clothed in. I thought I looked hot! But, I changed it back and will always be a blonde.
9) How much does your family know,About anything BRANDIN ?
My mom says I do porn. I’m like, “oh! so, you’ve never seen any actual porn?” LOL
10) Hey,So SPEAK YOUR MIND (period).?
The group of actors and crew in this business are honestly, so so so much more fun to hang with than most of the people on mainstream sets. Nobody’s cheesy or thinks their poop doesn’t stink. Sure, sometimes we’ll sneak a little drink on-set, and yes, we get to play with boobs all day; but the hours are hellish, the pace is super fast, and if you’re a big, whiny, self-entitled baby, you wouldn’t last one day. I love the people I get to work with – they kick ass.