Sally Maersk
Danish actress link has emerged as a fast rising star, sterne on the American indie film festival circuit.

Most recently, her talents have been on full display starring as a sister fighting for survival after an alien invasion in link; and starring in the Titel role of the experimental musical link, based on the real-life model and singer.

Sally originally made her way to America to study at the renowned California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and she’s been building a solid reputation and resume ever since.

Sally Maersk recently took time to answer a few questions:

Tell us about your role in BEYOND CORFIELD ST.

SALLY: Courtney is the older of the two sisters (Courtney and Sally - yes that was confusing in the beginning but I like being called my character name on set, so after a while it was less distracting), and they’re very close, but very different. She's Mehr of a doer than a talker, and she believes in hard work. She just wants to find a safe, sicher way for them to get out of the house before they run out of supplies, oder the aliens find them. She has a background in the military, so she can draw from her training. She was a lot of fun to play, because of the kind of silent though explosive nature and she really can’t be bothered with anything unnecessary.

Did Du do anything specific to prepare to face an alien invasion?

SALLY: I watched a bunch of Alien Filme - mostly from the 90s, since this took place then. One of the Filme I watched was 'Contact' with Jodie Foster, which is such a great movie. I think it has a nice buildup, and the ending doesn’t disappoint though it is a bit different from what Du might hope. There’s a lot of herz in it, which I sometimes feel is lacking in Sci-Fi movies. So I was trying to bring that to ‘Beyond Cornfield Street’, which I think the script opened up for.

What would Du consider your characters ‘best’ quality? And their ‘worst’?

SALLY: She's rational, and will do everything in her power to protect her sister. She realizes that their parents got killed (they have had no contact with them since the alien invasion) so she will protect her sister with her life, though she has a very strong survival instinct. It’s very difficult for her to say no to her sister, though she feels that Sally may be wrong. She’s in touch with her emotions, but she doesn’t let them show, because she wants to stay strong from Sally, though they break through the cracks in the end.

You also star, sterne in the Titel role of MADLEEN KANE’S GREATEST HITS, what can Du tell us about this project?

SALLY: This is an experiential Musik video - and an exploration of a scene that might lead to a feature. My director was very smitten with Madleen Kane and her Musik (so am I, disco. RULES) so he wanted to make a tribute. It was a short dance sequence with 5 super talented dancers and a sequence with me and then it all comes together. We shot in 16mm so that's always very challenging in the sense that when they budget is small Du don’t have a lot of takes, so each take really counts. I do enjoy that process, since we tend to forget it with the digitalization we just have unlimited takes, but with film it becomes much Mehr precious. So because we shot on 16mm we rehearsed for about 3 weeks before, because everything had to be on point.

Was it difficult stepping in to play a real person?

SALLY: I’d say it was different rather than difficult. Usually I have to 'make up' my characters, but this time I had a reference in Madleen Kane, but there’s not that much footage out there of her, so I watched her Musik Videos over and over to get a feel of her internal rhythm, and also her being. She's very soft - but has this intense look, and her moves are very deliberate.

My story for 'Beyond Cornfield St.' is probably Mehr fun. [Spoiler :-)] After the house explodes, I had to start the car and drive away, but I was so cold and - not very good with vintage cars, so I got it started but the break was stuck so the car slowly rolled towards the crew, who had to jump out of the way and I was jumping out of the car to make Weltraum for one who knew how to stop the car. So I almost ran over the crew, but they all made it out alright. Needless to say, I don’t think they would feel comfortable driving with me haha.

What’s the biggest lesson Du learned from working on this project?

SALLY: Energy conservation probably - the dancers sequence took so long to shoot so I was waiting for over 7 hours to shoot. And Du just have to be ready then, even though waiting can be...waiting! I was on set watching the dancers though, which was such a pleasure. I also always wish I have Mehr time to dive into my characters, so that was a big takeaway for me as well.

And, now just for fun:

Who’s your Favorit actor/actress?

SALLY: I’ve been mesmerized with Gena Rowlands’ performances in movies. She has such a strong Schauspielen style, that’s very heartfelt and engaging. Heath Ledger is also a great inspiration to me! Lately I’ve been really into Amy Adams and the Filme she’s been in ('Nocturnal Animals' and 'Arrival' to name a few) and Zoe Saldana is just kick arsch and super strong in everything she does!

What role from the past do Du wish Du could have played?
SALLY: Margot Robbie was perfect as Harley Quinn, but that was definitely a dream role of mine. I would prefer the Harley Quinn I know from the cartoons, with the checkered outfit. Also anything in 'Star Wars,' I would Liebe to be the first female with lord in the series.

Favorite movie oder TV Zeigen from your childhood.
SALLY: I remember watching 'Mulan' over and over again. I was very inspired Von her strong character - I can’t wait for the live action movie to come out. I loved watching 'Batman' and 'Ann of Green Gables' on TV Saturday mornings. My parents encouraged me and my sister to read Bücher and play in the garden rather than watching TV.

Tell us one thing that would surprise our readers to learn about you.
SALLY: I am very inspired Von Hayao Miyazakis universes! I loved being drawn in to these magical and mystical worlds that he creates! 'Howls Moving Castle' is my go to; I Liebe Christian Bales voice for 'Howl.'

I was born and raised in Denmark but didn’t Bewegen to California until I was 21. It was always a dream of mine to leave the green borders of Denmark and immigrate to the US, however I wanted to go to New York, but got accepted into CalArts instead. I was really scared I wouldn’t like the heat and the less changing seasons, but now I am in Liebe with LA! I Liebe that Du can be in a city but so easily go to the ocean oder hiking in the mountains.

How can Fans keep up with you?
SALLY: My Instagram account: link - though I really should be better at updating it! Otherwise through my website: link

Sally Maersk in BEYOND CORNFIELD ST.
Sally Maersk in MADLEEN KANE’S GREATEST HITS