Actress Amanda Grace Cooper stars in the award winning horror film All Cheerleaders Die, due in theatres and VOD Friday, June 13, 2014. Written and directed by Lucky McKee and Chris Siverston, All Cheerleaders Die made its world premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, becoming an instant fan favourite.
The film follows the story of Hanna Popkin, played by Amanda, a sweet and innocent girl struggling to fit in with her high school peers. In a twisted turn of events, Hanna finds herself in her sister’s body and with the power to get revenge on those who rejected her. She does this with a wicked new appetite.
All Cheerleaders Die won the award for Best Horror Film at France’s La Samain du Fantastique film festival and was also screened at the Copenhagen and Brussels International Films Festivals, among others.
“All Cheerleaders Die is my favourite project that I’ve worked on so far,” says Amanda. “It was a great experience being able to portray two characters in one film and work with two sensational directors. The cast and crew were also a pleasure to work with and we all quickly became a family. Not to mention, how much fun it was to be able to ‘kill’ people.” She adds.
Amanda can also be recognized from her featured guest starring role as Maggie on the long-standing soap opera Bold and the Beautiful.
A trained drummer and dancer, Amanda spends as much time as she can perfecting her skills. She’s a lifelong vegetarian and an active animal rights supporter. Amanda is currently in the process of writing a vegan cookbook for children.
Name: Amanda Grace Cooper
Education: High School
Stats: How does oneself quantify their own awesomeness?
How did you get started on your current career track?
Both of my parents happen to be (Set Decorators); So, as a child I would waltz around their sound stages studying all of the actors. At an early age, I was already dancing competitively, which of course added to my “performer’s bug”. I remember the day exactly when I woke up, and told my parents that I desperately wanted/needed to become an actress. I just had it in me. The want and desire. They enrolled me in acting classes, and that’s how it all began…
What gives you the most satisfaction as an artist?
The fact that I am able to express my own feelings or a ‘character’s’ feelings, while being able to relate to the audience. That in itself gives me true satisfaction. Hopefully, the audience is able to watch my work and feel emotionally moved.
What motivates or inspires you in your work?
People in general. Mostly my friends, and family.
If you weren’t doing this, what could you see yourself doing?
I honestly couldn’t see myself doing anything else.
What are you working on right now?
I am currently focusing on writing a “Children’s Vegan Cookbook” that will literally rock your socks! Gourmet under five minutes.
What do you first notice about a guy?
Definitely their eyes.
What gets you interested?
Someone who tries religiously to take you out.
What keeps you interested?
When he continues to try to keep you around. You cannot think that they fully have you. Never works for me. I get bored.
What’s your number one deal breaker?
Disloyalty. I can read right through someone.
Confidence & Good Sense of Humor.
Being Cocky. There is a huge difference guys between being Confident, and then just being completely full of yourself.
To stay in shape, what’s your basic diet look like?
I’m a Vegan… I try to eat only whole organic foods, and stay away from processed GMO foods. To stay toned, I regularly take hot yoga classes and go to the gym once in a while.
What sort of fitness plan, if any, do you follow?
I don’t have a fitness plan really.
Favourite workout tip: Drink plenty of water, and eat whole organic foods, and drink pressed juices. Oh yeah, and exercise every once in awhile.
Favourite recipe: Raw Vegan Chocolate Malt : 2 frozen organic bananas, 2 hand fulls of raw organic cashews, 1 heaping tablespoon of raw cacao powder, ½ tsp. of vanilla extract, pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt…Blend to desired consistency. “YUM !”
iPhone or Android: iPhone all the way.
What are you driving: 2013 Hyundai Sonata
One thing guys should know when talking to a beautiful woman: They probably don’t know how beautiful they really are.
One quirky thing about you that never turns up in interviews:
I have a sick obsession with knitting. I absolutely love knitting scarves, they make the perfect present.
Amanda Grace Cooper on Facebook: www.facebook.com/amandagrace.cooper
Amanda Grace Cooper on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AmandaGCooper_
Amanda Grace Cooper on IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm5137104
Find out more about All Cheerleaders Die on the movie’s website: http://www.allcheerleadersdiemovie.com/