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Interview: Ellen Hollman Hit the Pavement (Literally) for “The Matrix Resurrections”

Interview: Ellen Hollman Hit the Pavement (Literally) for “The Matrix Resurrections”

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.

Read the full interview here at CherryPicks.com

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Interview: Ellen Hollman Becomes Trinity, Fangirls Over Keanu Reeves & Learns from “The Matrix Resurrections”

Interview: Ellen Hollman Becomes Trinity, Fangirls Over Keanu Reeves & Learns from “The Matrix Resurrections”

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.

Read the interview at Looper.com!

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Interview – Pop-Culturalist Chats with Army of One’s Ellen Hollman

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.

Read the full interview over at Pop Culturalist!

Categories Films Gallery Interview Sharing Christmas Video

News – “Sharing Christmas” Preview, Interview + Gallery Update

You can watch Hallmark Channel’s interview with Ellen here on the movie’s official site. “Sharing Christmas” is set to premiere on Hallmark Channel on Sunday December 10 at 8/7c.

A real estate developer is given the opportunity of his career to transform an old shopping complex into a prime location. Unfortunately, there is one tenant who is holding out—the Christmas shop owner he met by happenstance just days ago. Starring Ellen Hollman, Bobby Campo, and Dave Koz.

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Categories Article Interview News The Scorpion King 4

Interview: Ellen talks Scorpion King 4, doing her own stunts & her love for Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Ellen Hollman says she will never get cast as the girl next door. And that’s probably because she thinks flying armbars are rad, knows how to use reverse-double daggers, and convinces studio execs into letting her do her own stunts.

Ellen Hollman says she began beating up boys on the playground as a child and never stopped. The stunning blonde, who starred as Saxa in two seasons of the Starz hit show Spartacus, proudly stated to MMAmania.com that she will “never get cast as the girl next door.”

“If I keep my mouth shut and I just blankly stare I’m sure people can buy it for a second, but it’s just too much tenacity that comes through I suppose,” she said.

In her latest role, Hollman, 31, stars as Valina, in Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power. Released by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment earlier this year, the movie is littered with MMA stars past and present and also a former WWE Divas champion.

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October 26 – 3rd Annual Saving SPOT! Dog Rescue Benefit

October 26 – 3rd Annual Saving SPOT! Dog Rescue Benefit

Ellen has attended the 3rd Annual Saving SPOT! Dog Rescue Benefit in Santa Monica on October 26. You can check out 20 HQ photos in our gallery, plus one video of her on the red carpet as well as an interview.

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Public Appearance > 2014 > [October 26] 3rd Annual Saving SPOT! Dog Rescue Benefit