Episode 142: ‘Possession’ with ‘The Rental’ and ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ Actor Sheila Vand

Episode 142

23rd July 2020

Actor Sheila Vand joins April Wolfe to discuss ‘Possession,’ bringing sensitivity to acting, and the importance of good communication with directors.

Episode notes

Film still from 'Possession' (1981). Andrzej Żuławski screaming in a subway tunnel


We have the wonderful actor Sheila Vand on the program today to talk about Andrzej Żuławski’s 1981 bizarro nightmare, Possession. Sheila and April really dig into the process of acting, being in touch with your emotions, and infusing your performance with real-life experiences. Sheila also talks about improvising a key moment in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. And she elaborates on the necessity for directors to have an open line of communication with their actors. This is such a funny, heartfelt, and fascinating interview with a truly talented artist.

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With April Wolfe and Sheila Vand

In this episode...


  • Sheila Vand

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Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, screenwriter and former film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie – horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

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