Romance is not dead. It might have taken a lustful turn into the ‘red room’ but the new film “Old Fashioned” is trying to get audiences back in the mood for a more traditional courtship.
Actress Anne Marie Nestor appears in the film as the old flame to the lead male character, played by Rik Swartzwelder, who also wrote, directed and produced this heartfelt story of chivalry.
I had a chance to ask Anne Marie a few questions about her role in “Old Fashioned.”
Give us an overview of the film “Old Fashioned” and your role in it.
ANNE MARIE: I join the story as Clay’s (Rik Swartzwelder) college love, Kelly. Recently separated from her husband, Kelly comes back into his life seeking solace to heal her broken heart. The film centers on Clay, a former frat boy who gives up his reckless lifestyle and meets a free-spirited young woman (Elizabeth Ann Roberts). Drawn together, they attempt an “old-fashioned” courtship in contemporary America.
Can you tell us a little bit about your experience working on the film?
ANNE MARIE: I was thrilled with the opportunity to be part of “Old Fashioned”. This movie was an absolute pleasure to work on. Everyone was so kind, informative and professional during the casting, filming and post production. Rik has created a film that I am very proud to be a part of.
“Old Fashioned” seems to be gaining some momentum as being the exact opposite of “50 Shades”…what’s your take on the controversy?
ANNE MARIE: “Old Fashioned” is a unique voice in today’s cinema. Being able to build a relationship between the lead characters over the course of the film with words and expressions instead of physical actions is challenging, but well executed. It has a positive underlying message that is told in a pure way throughout the film.
Be honest…do you prefer whips and chains or hand-holding and soft kisses in your entertainment?
ANNE MARIE: I’m not one for whips and chains, so I’ll have to go with hand holding and soft kisses!
What do you think audiences take away from “Old Fashioned”?
ANNE MARIE: I think it is a relatable and thought provoking film that explores the contemporary definition of relationships. It’s a topic that every one of us deals with in our own lives. The movie is open and presents a number of characters that have different points of view on courtships and relationships.
Anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
ANNE MARIE: I know so many people who loved this movie. I’ve heard of audiences clapping at the end of it and holding hands on their way out. If you’re looking for an uplifting film with a more romantic and traditional take on love and romance, “Old Fashioned” is for you!
Thanks, Anne Marie – for helping to keep ‘traditional’ romance alive!
Find out more about Anne Marie Nestor at: www.AnneMarieNestor.com
or “Old Fashioned” the movie at: www.oldfashionedmovie.com