Wadsworth is The Warlords Daughter in The Dark knight Rises!
Audiences are in
for a real treat, for those not familiar with the very lovely
and engaging India Wadsworth they will be introduced to her as
“The Warlords Daughter” in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Appearing
alongside; Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Tom Hardy and Anne
Hathaway and Morgan Freeman in this Christopher Nolan film.
The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after Batman took
the fall for “Two Face's” crimes and a new terrorist leader
“Bane” emerges to bringing destruction to Gotham's finest. Bruce
Wayne must once again take the mantle of The Batman and Rise to
highly recognizable in the UK from her roles starring on the
BBC, walking in London’s Fashion Week’s most esteemed runway
shows and being the face of national beauty campaigns. Now this
talented, stunning actress and in-demand high fashion model is
set to shine on Hollywood’s big screen as the standout
up-and-comer in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.
Raised in the beautiful English countryside, the future screen
siren grew up in Dorset with her family where she mastered
horseback riding and explored the coastlines and the beaches. A
5”11, head-turner, Wadsworth was discovered by a model scout at
14 year old while shopping in London with her mother, after
which she immediately began modeling and acting during her time
off from school. Despite the amazing opportunities that
presented themselves to her, Wadsworth went to college after
graduating high school, studying social anthropology at the
London School of Economics; a field that captured her interest
because of her African and Chinese roots.
and forth from London, this British import is making her mark in
America as she has relocated to Venice Beach and now enjoys
spending her afternoons at the beach, learning to surf,
meditation and horseback riding in the mountains.
India Wadsworth not only has the looks and the brains but some
honest acting chops and love of the acting craft. With a back
ground at London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, London UK,
Advanced Certificate - Gold Merit Award, 2005, LAMDA Certificate
in Performance, Speech and Drama, scene studies, improve,
Dialect, she is the real deal.
Earlier speculation abounds still as to what character exactly
India will be playing…. Some speculation pointed towards Talia
al Ghul… Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter…but I am not too sure on that…
DC Comics - Ra's al Ghul meets
As explained by
Talia in the comic book Batman: Birth of the Demon (1992), Ra's
al Ghul had met a woman of mixed Chinese and Arab ancestry
“Melisande” at Woodstock. Talia is the result of that union.
While at the time of this interview nothing has been revealed
officially what role India is playing….just the title The
Warlords Daughter….though judging by the lovely India Wadsworth
African and Chinese roots, and the fact that she looks nothing
like the younger actress (Joey King) playing a Young Talia al
Ghul, we have a strong feeling that India is playing Melisande.
Abounds and is making a bee hive of buzz about India and her
role. Now on the flip side of this press information that has
gotten out say that she plays “The Warlord’s Daughter” in the
upcoming film. Her IMDB resume supports this as well. There has
been further speculation that India Wadsworth could be playing a
unique character for “The Dark Knight Rises” story arc all
together. Whatever part she is playing, it is sure to be
Here to talk
about the film and a bit about herself, India Wadsworth.
Edwin Millheim: it’s of course not a pre requisite for
being in a comic book based film, but are you a comic book fan?
India Wadsworth: Yes! My first crush when I as little was
a huge comic book fan I remember him introducing me to batman
and a ton of other comic books.
Edwin Millheim: So at 14 years old you're approached by a
modeling scout. How did that conversation go with your parents?
India Wadsworth: My parents were excited for me but
wanted to make sure I would choose school first, so I ended up
modeling during the summer holidays.
Edwin Millheim: How does the coast line in California
compare to the beaches and coastline in Dorset?
India Wadsworth: Dorset and California couldn't be more
different; Dorset is beautiful & quaint but can be a little grey
in comparison to California.
Edwin Millheim: So how early on did you start to think
you wanted to start acting?
India Wadsworth: When I didn't feel like I was getting
enough out of modeling I started to look for something more, and
acting felt like it was the most natural step, I was about 19.
Edwin Millheim: Was there ever a difficult moment while
at LAMDA in class that challenged you more than another, what
India Wadsworth: My first performance in front of all my
peers, I was really nervous and my feedback was terrible, which
ended up being a blessing in disguise because it made me work 10
Edwin Millheim: So was the Dark Knight Rises something
you went after yourself, or was it more like they called you and
said hey do you want to do this role? If there was an audition
instead, tell us about the experience.
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman from
the Dark Knight Rises
Wadsworth: For the scale of the production it was a
surprisingly standard audition, I wasn't really aware that it
was for the Dark Knight Rises because they were using a
Edwin Millheim: How was it working with Christopher
Nolan? How is his directing process towards actors? Easy going?
Intimidating? Major focus?
India Wadsworth: I have never worked with anyone like him
before, his dedication and attention to detail was incredible,
and was fascinating to watch him at work.
Edwin Millheim: Was there a table read for the Dark
Knight Rises? How collaborative was it as things took shape?
India Wadsworth: Since the whole production was so
secretive, I didn't get my sides until the day of shooting!! It
was nerve-racking but everyone was very supportive.
Edwin Millheim: So how mentally demanding was this role?
And how physically demanding was it?
India Wadsworth: I would have to say it was equally,
physically and mentally demanding, I was drained!
Edwin Millheim: So does your character have a name? Do we
call you Melisande? Talia…? (Had to ask but I know she is under
a code of silence so as not to spoil anything for the films
India Wadsworth: Eek, not allowed to say.
Christian Bale as Batman from
the Dark Knight Rises
Millheim: Have any dream projects you would love to act in?
Or actors/actresses you would want to work with? What and who?
India Wadsworth: For roles, the weirder the better! And a
dream project would have to be a Bond girl! For actors I would
love to work with Julianne Moore, I think she is incredible.
Edwin Millheim: Will America be seeing more of the Lovely
and engagingly talented India Wadsworth? Can you tell us of any
future projects coming up?
Wadsworth: I just got back from London where i was shooting
a BBC comedy called Me & Mrs. Jones, and I'm shooting an indie
film at the end of the month...
That’s it Impulse Gamers, be sure to check India out as “The
Warlords Daughter” In The Dark knight Rises in a couple weeks!
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