AUSXIP Interviews Julia Voth
by Lori Boyles / MaryD

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06 January 2010


Julia Voth, the star of the movie Bitch Slap, took time out of her busy schedule to talk to AUSXIP reporter Lori Boyles recently. Julia talks about her role as "Trixie", how her modeling career helped her with her first movie role, her first love scene, her first onscreen kiss and what's in store for Julia after Bitch Slap.

You’ve been a model since you were in junior high.  Has it been hard to make the transition from modeling to acting?

It has actually been easier then I thought. A lot of people think just because you’re a model you’re going to be a poor actress, but I think that modeling has helped me to feel very comfortable being ‘in Character’. I found, as I studied acting, that I approached modeling like an actor would a role. Creating a character to portray a role/image/or idea is something I’ve been doing for years. I guess that started because I needed something to occupy my mind during long shoots.

“Bitch Slap” is your first movie role.  What did you do to celebrate when you heard you got the part?
I celebrate with Dom.

Your “Bitch Slap” character, “Trixie”, is described as a stripper with a heart of gold.  What research/training did you do for the part?

Bitch Slap is known for the intense fight scenes and although my character doesn’t have much for fight scenes (I leave that up to the other girls) I do get physical in my own way. I have two great dance scenes, which I did train for and I’m very proud of. I don’t think I have ever felt sexier then when I was up on the stage dancing in my 7-inch platform shoes to Prince.  It was very empowering. And as for my research I did watch the classic exploitation films like Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!. But I based my Character more on Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes then anything else.

Do you wish that you would have gotten to do the more intense fight scenes that Erin and America did?

When we were on set I was tempted to just jump in. But like I said I got to do something that no one else got to. However, I am promised in Bitch Slap 2 I will have my share of fights.

You had your first onscreen kiss and sex scene in “Bitch  Slap”. What was that like for you? Was it easier with your onscreen partner being a woman?

Bitch Slap was my first for a lot of things actually. I checked a bunch of things off my list… Work on a green screen? Check! Wield a sword? Check! Dance in high, high heels with Angels wings on my back? Check! And yes, First onscreen kiss which happened to be a girl… But I think it was the same because I approached it in my character and not me. That is what she needed, so it was an easy decision and was necessary to the story.

How many weeks were you in the desert filming and what was the most difficult part about filming there?

We were there for almost four weeks. The most difficult part would have to be working against the elements. Sandstorms blowing into your eyes and mouth and your hair sticking to your lip-gloss and glycerin and fake blood and then delivering a good performance. It wasn’t easy, but I think I realized I was capable for much for then I thought before.

I thought Rosalida Medina did a great job with the costume designing for the movie and there was  some crazy, sexy costumes, especially for “Trixie”.  What was your favorite/not so favorite outfit and why?

Rosa is amazing, I love her! I think my favorite is one you don’t actually see in the Theatrical version (its on the Directors cut). It’s Carbarella, complete with headlights and a license plate that says ‘1 Hot Ass’ on it. And I don’t think I have a least favorite, the least comfortable for be Dominatrix, the boots killed me.

When you look back on the whole “Bitch Slap” experience, what has been the best part of it for you so far?

Everything. Making it was amazing, and everything after has been a whirlwind.

What one word would you use to describe each of your co-stars:
America- Extraordinary
Erin- Smart
Michael- Inspiring
Greg-  Brilliant
Minae- Hilarious
Zoe- Kick-Ass!

You’ve done a number of the conventions out there to promote “Bitch Slap”. Have you enjoyed them and the fan response to the movie?

The fans have been wonderful!  It’s the first time in my career that I’ve had this kind of recognition, and I have to say it’s really great. I am so thankful to have so many people embrace something I’ve worked really hard on, and also are so excited about everything else I’m doing too. It’s part of the whirlwind I was talking about.

You are the face of “Jill Valentine” in the “Resident Evil” video games. Is that weird playing the game and seeing yourself in the video game?

I am so proud of Resident Evil and my involvement in it.  But yes, it is very weird to see yourself in a game and ever weirder to play it. I actually couldn’t. It was too real, then I would be killed and it’s always in some gruesome way. I’d rather just sit back and watch someone else do it and hopefully they don’t kill me, LOL.

I’ve heard that there will be a “Bitch Slap 2”.  Anything you can tell us about that?

My lips are sealed.

What can you tell us about your poetry? Have you finished your book yet?

It’s a book of dark poetry currently titled ‘Catharsis’. It is it raw, real and the most honest thing I have ever done. It is primarily written through my own experience and struggles in my life. I write to move forward and to bring out my true self, to take the next step in the path that we all try to create to make sense out of the world that we are in and make sense of the life and history we came from. We all struggle with the same issues in our lives but to acknowledge them and accept them it the first step to finding a release.

Any other projects you would like to mention?

I have a few things in the works but nothing I can talk about just yet. But I will keep everyone posted.


Photo Credits:
▪ Photos of Julia for this interview are courtesy of Julia Voth
▪ Photos of Trixie (Bitch Slap) are courtesy of Epic Slap, LLC

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