Agnes Bruckner, 27, stars of the new Lifetime biopic, "Anna Nicole." We dig a little deeper into Bruckner's life to gain a bigger insight as to who she is. Now...we're all at the edge of our seats as we await to see Bruckner's new projects, and especially her portrayal as Anna Nicole in her upcoming film.
What I find really interesting is that your parents came from a refugee camp in Italy, just a year before you were born. How much did that impact your parents' ideas on the opportunities that you'd receive today?
My parents wanted to come to America for 'The American Dream.' There are so many more opportunities for people in America. I also love the fact that We have gone back to Europe all throughout my childhood to visit and vacation. I love both cultures and am very fortunate to experience both America and Europe. My father actually has moved back to the states a little over four years ago and it's amazing. Most of my family live near me so its wonderful to spend time with them and also be able to work here. I love my family and they mean the world to me!
Seeing as you've loved entertainment since you were a child, who have you always looked up to in that regards? An actor/actress/family that inspires you to be who you are today?
There are so many people who have inspired me, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet. Anyone with strength and raw undeniable talent.
You're very close with your family. What do you do when you aren't working?
I love spending time with family and going on adventures! I love the outdoors and sports so I love going to sporting events! Go Broncos! I also love the ocean and the beach! When I'm at home I love nerding out and playing WOW. Yep, I'm also a huge gamer!
Now, your new film "The Anna Nicole Story" is out this summer. What can you tell us about this movie that would get audiences eager to watch?
We really tried to show people a different more vulnerable side to Anna. I think people will be shocked to see how she grew up and how much her horrible relationship with her family and poor support system really affected her choices in life. And if that doesn't work, my physical transformation (yes, i have prosthetic boobs in the film) will have people eager to watch!
How does it feel to portray someone with such a vivid history?
I loved doing research on Anna and seeing how charismatic and full of life she was especially in front of the camera! She loved to entertain and make people smile and laugh. I had huge shoes to fill. I was really nervous about portraying someone so famous and iconic but we had such an amazing cast and crew of true professionals and I was confident we were going to make an amazing film.
What do you think Anna Nicole's daughter Dannielynn Marshall would think of the movie if she ever saw it in the future? Or what do you think Anna Nicole would have thought?
I hope that if Dannielyn sees the film she sees how beautiful and full of love her mother was. And how much Anna loved her daughter and son.
This new movie seems to differ a lot from your other films. What makes filming this movie different from your past experiences?
This film was definitely something new and different for me as an actor but that's what I loved about it. It was a challenge. Ive never played such an outgoing larger than life character and that was fun and new! I think people will be surprised!
Dannielynn was the face of Guess Kids last year. You were also a child model. Do you approve of her modeling for a brand as big as Guess?
I was a model from the age of 6 to 11. I think if you are surrounded by people who love you and support you but keep you in check, you can do anything in life!
Are there any other projects you may have coming that, that you can talk to us about?
Yes! I just found out that a film I did called "The Citizen" starring myself, Khaled Nabawy, Cary Elwes and William Atherton got a distribution deal and will be in theaters late this summer!
What actor/actress would you love to work with in the future?
Angelina Jolie, Tom Hardy, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Clive Owen, Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron…..just to name a few.
What kind of projects do you wish to work on? Thrillers...more horrors, etc?
My dream role would be "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider." I would also die if I got to be in the "World Of Warcraft" film. I mean, who doesn't want to play an undead warrior?!
If you could have been cast in a movie (old or modern), what movie would that have been and why?
I would have loved to play Laura Croft in the "Tomb Raider" films. Angelina Jolie was so good though! I also loved Gia with "Angie"...such a dark intense role.
Being as we're about to enter 1/2 of the year so far, what are some things you've accomplished (on your bucket list or New Year's Resolutions) that you can talk to us about?
I can hold myself in plank position for two minutes. I finally went to the LACMA. I reached level 88 with my Undead Hunter character in World Of Warcraft.
You seem to have a love for racing. Where did this passion come from?
I love Formula 1 racing. Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen are my two favorite drivers and I really hope I can wave the checkered flag at a race one day! My father loves F1 and got me hooked. I love the politics of it and I love how dedicated and talented the drivers and teams are. They can change all 4 tires on a car in less than 4 seconds! I mean come on! So cool!
Other thoughts we had and wanted to ponder with you...
Your ideal meal is... Cous Cous with veggies and garlic! I love garlic! Today's consumption of technology is...Awesome Someone you can't get enough of is...My stuffed animal Pickle Best thing about your job...I get to play dress up and do stunts and get paid!
Photographed by Vince Trupsin Hair by Adam Campbell Make up by David De Leon Styled by Jeff Kim