INTRO BY KAT VISTI
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
Scarlet Grace, an English actress and singer, is making her debut on the big screen. She’s playing the role of Pickle in the new movie Holmes and Watson which is a funny take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.” Scarlet gets to play a major supporting role alongside actors Will Ferrell, Ralph Fiennes, and Lauren Lupkus. Scarlet’s resume also includes films like Paddington 2 and Milk as well as making her professional theater debut at the age of ten playing a young Eponine in Les Miserables in London.
How did you first get your start in acting?
SCARLET: “When I was five years old I took dance lessons at my Grandma’s stage school Ridgeway Studios! After dancing for about a year, I really wanted to join the acting classes, I have had a passion for anything to do with acting ever since!”
You recently made your big screen debut in the film Holmes and Watson. Can you tell us a little about the film and your character Pickle?
SCARLET: “Well, ‘Holmes and Watson; is a comedic take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’! Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly play the iconic duo, using their brilliant minds to stop the evil genius James Moriarty from assassinating the Queen of England!
I play an Urchin called Pickle, alongside Noah Jupe, Bella Ramsey, Billy Jenkins and Colby Mulgrew! Pickle is a cheeky and mischievous Street Urchin who pick pockets and fights villains!”
What was it like working alongside actors like Will Ferrell, John C Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, and Kelly MacDonald in the film?
SCARLET: “Working alongside Will Ferrell, John C Reilly, Ralph Fiennes and Kelly MacDonald was absolutely incredible! They are all such lovely and inspiring people! I loved every moment of filming with them and I’m so excited to share the big screen with them!”
What are some of your favorite memories from working on the set?
SCARLET: “I have tons of amazing memories from set! There was laughter to be heard everyday! We kids all got along really well so we had a lot of fun on and off set together! Sometimes even John and Will would come and have lunch with us! The whole experience was hilarious, exciting and exhilarating! I loved every minute of it and I know that I’ve made some friends for life!”
Of the roles you have portrayed, which would you say has been your favorite and why?
SCARLET: “Pickle is definitely my favorite role I’ve played so far! I had to learn Street Combat, pick pocket and speak in a cockney accent when I was preparing for the role! All of the scenes we filmed are super hilarious! I think everyone will LOVE this comical take in the classic Sherlock Holmes!!!”
Are there any goals that you hope to achieve as an actor?
SCARLET: “My future goals as an actor are to keep working as hard as I can and to follow my dreams! The motto which I like to follow is, ‘When one door closes, another door opens’! Because the business I’m in can be hard and tiring, but it’s what I love! And I’m going to keep working hard and achieve my dreams!”