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Anita Nicole Brown On Her New Movie Routines, How She Approached Her Character

June 22, 2020 | Posted by Bryan Kristopowitz
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The 411 Interview: Anita Nicole Brown


Anita Nicole Brown is an actress who, according to imdb, has been appearing in movies and TV shows since 2010. She has appeared in such TV shows as The Chicago Code, Boss, and Chicago Fire, and movies such as Preacher Man, Bastard Son of a Thousand Fathers, The Body Tap Massacre, and more. Brown’s latest movie is the dark comedy Routines directed by Domenic Migliore. In this interview, Brown talks with this writer about her experience making Routines, her character Darling Wednesday, working with director Domenic Migliore and co-star Michael Bugard, and more.



Bryan Kristopowitz: How did you get involved in Routines?

Anita Nicole Brown: I would have to say by luck! I have worked with Willy Adkins so much, from photo shoots to films to festivals! When a role opened up, Willy suggested my name!!!!

BK: How did your approach your character Darling Wednesday?

ANB: I just approached her on how she was displayed in the script to be honest. If I had a few questions about how a scene should be done, Domenic and Willy were both there to help explain!

BK: Do you have a musical background? Have you ever been in a punk band?

ANB: Define “musical” background!!!! LOL! I use to sing in choir but I stopped before I got to high school! Outside of that, my only “musical” background is in ballroom dancing!

BK: What was it like working with director Domenic Migliore?

ANB: It was different! He is a very passionate director. And he is also very caring as well. So I feel both were very present in how he directed each scene and how each actor was directed as well!

BK: What was it like working with actor Michael Bugard, who plays your character’s love interest Bruce Mann?

ANB: Michael was hilarious to me! And when I say that, I mean it in the most fun way! I don’t think there was a time when we were not laughing or such on set! Which probably caused some issues on set at times! Sorry Domenic and Willy!

BK: What was the hardest scene for you to film as an actor?

ANB: The hardest scene to film in Routines or in my acting career?
If you mean in Routines, there wasn’t a scene that I would say was hard to film! The singing scene may have been hard for everyone else, but not for me! LOL! But in my acting career….. I would say when I was cast as a prostitute/pedophile!

BK: You’ve worked on several network TV shows like The Chicago Code and Chicago Fire. What was it like working on those shows?

ANB: It was a LOT of fun! Very structured and not much room for error! You knew what was expected of you and what you were expected to deliver! For me, it was what I was used to!

BK: You’ve also made several independent movies. What’s attractive about working in the indie movie world?

ANB: So this is probably going to sound bad but it is still a starting ground to build my name and reputation! In indie, you have the ability to try a few things in the world of film to see if that is what you want. You also get to learn more about yourself and develop a path you wish to make in the entertainment world! Am I hoping to be cast in a blockbuster hit and such one day? OF COURSE!!! But for now, I am hoping that the indie world is allowing me to create the path for myself!

BK: What was it like working on Leaf Blower Massacre 2?

ANB: It was short and bloody! LOL!!!! I am not in as many scenes in LBM2 but the scenes I was in were bloody!

BK: Any moviemaking heroes?

ANB: For NOW (it keeps changing) I would have to say
– Queen Latifah: because she was able to gather the strength to keep working even after she lost her brother! I experienced the same loss and it took me so much to figure out how to keep going! Still messes with me from time to time!
– Brad Tanenbaum: because he worked his way to be a director! Did almost every job there was behind the camera and so when you work with him (he was one of my teachers in my class at One on One NYC/Next Level Studios LA), you can totally see the experience from not just directing but from knowing every job on set!

BK: Any upcoming projects you can tell us about?

ANB: UGH!!! It really depends! There are a few films still waiting to be finished filming (The Gag Date, Scar Lake, Fury, Simply Understanding) and there are a few I was just recently cast in (can’t release the names until I am told I can). So I guess it depends on how these films can move forward considering the covid-19 pandemic!

BK: What do you hope audiences get out of Routines?

ANB: Hhmmmmmm……. maybe that life is going to be hard. At times it can almost be impossible. But being able to find the light is what can make it worthwhile! That is what I got out of it! So I hope others can also find that light in this film!

BK: Was it weird lying in that pine box?

ANB: Nope….. And I have no idea why it was not weird!!! LOL!

BK: Have you seen the TV show The Prisoner?

ANB: LOL!!! Not one episode!



A very special thanks to Anita Nicole Brown for agreeing to participate in this interview and to david j. moore for setting it up.

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Second image courtesy of Domenic Migliore.