Actor Ellen Hollman talks about what a thrill it was to join the Matrix family in the upcoming fourth installment, The Matrix Resurrections, how director Lana Wachowski pushed her in this new role, and why she loves finding the limits of her comfort zone.
The first scenes of “The Matrix Resurrections” are, for a time, nearly a shot-for-shot recreation of the opening scene of “The Matrix.” We see police and eventually agents approach Trinity in a room and try to arrest her before she does The Coolest Stunts In The Entire World. This turns out to be a simulation seen, and eventually participated in, by Bugs (Jessica Henwick). In fact, it’s such a thorough simulation that even the audience probably isn’t aware that Carrie-Anne Moss isn’t playing Trinity. That would be actress Ellen Hollman.
Hollman’s time in “Resurrections” is brief, but pivotal. She certainly shares a resemblance to Moss, a big part of which is thanks to the movie’s phenomenal hair and makeup team. Even though the scene is short, it still took weeks – even months – to prepare. Hollman’s husband, Stephen Dunlevy, is a prominent stuntman and stunt coordinator – part of the fabled 87eleven team – who also worked on “Resurrections.” As such, she was able to stick around for much of the behind-the-scenes action.
Looper spoke with Hollman about her role in “Resurrections.” She told us about the prep work, what Moss and Keanu Reeves are really like off set, and working with her husband in ways you wouldn’t expect.
Throughout her fifteen-plus-year career, Ellen Hollman has poured her blood, sweat, and tears into any project she’s taken on. That commitment has made her one of Hollywood’s most sought-after triple threats. Whether she’s acting on the screen or working behind the scenes as a producer or writer, Ellen consistently delivers.
Her latest film, Army of One, is no different. In it, Ellen stars as Special Forces soldier Brennar Baker. After her husband is killed by a drug cartel, Brennar goes on a mission to seek revenge.
Pop-Culturalist had the pleasure of speaking with Ellen about her career, Army of One, and her upcoming film, The Matrix 4.
Ellen has attended the A Gogo by Mash Gallery on February 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, showing off her awesome new hairdo! I’ve added 6 high quality photos to our gallery. You can check them out below!
The still-untitled fourth film in “The Matrix” saga continues to round out its cast and production has added “Spartacus” alum Ellen Hollman. Hollman will appear in an undisclosed role opposite the sci-fi franchise’s returning stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Lana Wachowski is directing the film for Warner Bros. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas also star.