MOVIEWEB – Though Allison Miller may be best known for TV roles such as Michelle Benjamin in Kings, Skye in Terra Nova and Carrie in Go On, the actress is starting to make some waves on the big screen as well. After starring in the thriller Devil’s Due earlier this year, the actress takes on a far less frightening role as the eccentric Catherine Brown in the indie Always Woodstock, which is available in select theaters and on VOD formats starting today, November 14.
The actress portrays Catherine Brown, who has a soul-sucking job working for a major record label, but she really wants to write her own music. After she catches her boyfriend Garret (Jason Ritter), an emotionally unstable actor, cheating on her, she decides to move back to her childhood home in Woodstock, New York. “Quirky” is almost an understatement when describing Catherine, who has a bizarre habit of screaming silently, or perhaps internally, but her delightful idiosyncrasies are always fun to watch. I recently had the chance to speak with Allison Miller about Always Woodstock, and you can take a look at our conversation below.
I saw this the other night and it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it.
Allison Miller: Oh, good. I’m glad to hear that.
I have to imagine that this was quite a fun script to read for you, with this character. Were you just chomping at the bit to play her?
Allison Miller: I absolutely was. It’s not too often where you get to play someone who has such a big journey, for me at least. It’s not often that I get to see that. Yeah, I really loved the script.
Are there any friends or family members of yours that maybe have some of these neurotic tendencies, that you may have borrowed for this character?
Allison Miller: Hmm,you know, it was sort of looking inward, more than at anybody else. I have known a lot of people who have had experiences in life where, suddenly, there is a big change, and everything has shifted, and they move across the country, and found themselves in that way. I dropped out of college and moved to LA and started chasing after my passion in that way. I think the connection of this character, for me, is that it’s just a very human story that everybody can relate to, at some point in their lives, a big change.