Interview: Noomi Rapace & Vicky Jewson Dish on Powerful “Close”

Tackling a genre that is often dominated by males, director Vicky Jewson presents fans with an intense and character centric action thriller in Close, her new film for Netflix.

Noomi Rapace stars as Sam Carlson, a female bodyguard who must transition from her usual war zone duties to that of protecting heiress Zoe Tanner. Rapace brings a unique sense of authenticity to the role, embracing the opportunity and offering up a unique fish-out-of-water performance that analyzes the bond between women, and the depth one will go to survive.

The female duo sat down with us to discuss the gender obstacles that exist within the action genre and the unusual training regime that helped shape the film’s fight sequences.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.