Came across a photo of Bella by Hilary Higgins for redeye along with an interview with Bella.
When you found out that you would be going to Africa for “Blended,” what went through your mind?
“Oh my God. I’m going to Africa. For two months. How’s that going to be?” Literally. Those exact sentences went through my mind.
Was that excitement, nerves or fear?
I think it was a lot of almost confusion. Like, “Wow, I’m going to Africa. For two months. I don’t know any of these cast members. I’m [going] with Adam and Drew, who are hilarious comedians. What if they don’t like me?!”
Why would you think that?
I don’t know. You don’t know what kind of set you’re walking onto. There’s a lot of sets where the vibe and the energy just isn’t what you expected, but luckily on this set I got pretty lucky.
Did you have to learn anything about Africa before you went? Or get vaccinations?
No, because where we went there was no malaria or anything like that. So we were in a safe part.
I read there was a strict protocol on set as far as keeping windows closed and other things you could and couldn’t do.
In the hotel, the baboons and the monkeys, they come in your room and they knock over all the sugar and they eat it, and they drank all the Red Bull and they rip your pillow cases and they throw it everywhere, and you have to pay for all of it.
|- 001 x By Hilary Higgins for RedEye|