Sarah Habel (WHIP IT, CW’s RIVERDALE, HOSTEL III) is talented, beautiful and smart. She took time to speak with Horronews.net for an exclusive on her new film, ATOMICA.
Hi Sarah, how are you doing?
Sarah: Everything is great! I am super excited about this movie coming out!
You did an amazing job in “Atomica,” but I have to tell you are doing a great job in “Riverdale.”
Sarah: Oh thank you so much! I love that character so much.
How did you prepare to play Abby in “Atomica?”
Sarah: I was cast and then within a couple of weeks we were shooting! So it was kind of a whirlwind so I had to just buckle down and learn all the language that Abby uses.
There are a lot of exciting and intense scenes. Did you face any challenges while shooting “Atomica?”
Sarah: The environment itself posed a huge challenge but also a benefit. It is green, low ground, forty degrees all the time and there is a shower scene. It is creepy and there are bats flying around. So the challenge was incentive and completely helpful every day. It made me feel more vulnerable and it was completely what I needed.
What was it like working with director, Dagen Merill?
Sarah: He has a specific vision. Indie films are always a challenge but hes so cool that he made me feel safe.
You work with an incredible cast including yourself. What was it like for all you working together?
Sarah: It was good. Such professionals to work with and such fun to be in their presence.
What are you working on next?
Sarah: “Riverdale” (on CW) is my latest and we will see where that goes. That is my moment right now.
What do you want to say to the viewers and fans?
Sarah: I want to say that I never thought I would be a working acting. It seems like such a far-fetched idea but I just said yes and I was open to the communities that presented themselves.
You have portrayed so many different characters so far. Do you have a favorite character so far?
Sarah: Everything is great! I am just really excited to have the opportunities that I have. I don’t know if you ever saw “Underemployed?”
I did yes.
Sarah: I don’t think a lot of people did. I did this series called “Underemployed” that was on MTV and I loved that character so much. Her name was Daphne and she was so happy and optimistic. She was such a go-getter. I think it was just fun. I did this movie “Atomica” right after. This character was almost the diametric opposite because of the circumstances she was in. Going back and forth between such extreme is a crazy and amazing challenge.
IN THEATERS: March 17, 2017
AVAILABLE ON VOD AND DIGITAL HD: March 21, 2017