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The Hottie Stop interviews Charlotte Vega, star of The Lodgers

09.11.2017by: Eric Walkuski

Madrid-born actress Charlotte Vega is a relatively new face on the scene, having made her debut a maid of honor in the horror film [REC] 3: Genesis and working predominantly on Spanish television. But 2017 is a game-changing year for Vega thanks to a couple of major titles. She'll soon be seen in THE LODGERS, a ghost story that just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and AMERICAN ASSASSIN, the upcoming action-thriller starring Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton. The one-two punch of these movies is a sure-fire way to put Charlotte on the map real quick.

A few days before she was about to jet off for the Toronto premiere of The Lodgers, I spoke to Charlotte about her upcoming films, whether or not she's prepared to hit the big time, being scared of the dark and more!

You must be excited about The Lodgers premiering at the Toronto Film Festival.

More than excited, I don't even know how to describe it. This time last year we were preparing for the shoot, and now we're preparing to go to Toronto for the world premiere, it's pretty crazy.

Was it a spooky movie to make?

Yes, definitely. We actually got to film in a haunted house, it was quite a spooky house. I think it's the most famous haunted house in Ireland. There were even areas and rooms we weren't allowed to go into because it was kind of crumbling, it really is exactly what it is in the film. I definitely didn't like the idea of being left on my own in any of those rooms, it was quite creepy. But it was nice being with the whole time all the time.

Are you a believer in the supernatural?

I'm not sure to what extent, but I am a bit of a scaredy cat. I get quite scared in the dark. I think I have a bit of a crazy imagination and I always feel like there's someone watching me in a dark room, or if I hear anything I'll just think the worst. [Laughs]

Is this the kind of movie you'd watch if you weren't in it?

This kind of horror I do enjoy, it's more of a thriller, a ghost story. I'm not so good with the real gory horror. I'm okay with the spooky, but not the loads of blood and cutting up and killing, I'm not so good with that. [Laughs]

What was the appeal of the character you play?

Playing such a strong, complex character. I think we can all agree there are not that many leading female roles that are interesting in that way, so strong and so brave, so complex. That's what really drew me to Rachel. She spends the whole film being torn between her brother and her chance at a normal life, and she's incredibly brave to fight for what she wants.

How did you get started in acting? Was it something you always knew you wanted to pursue?

It's not that kind of thing where I was a tiny child who always dreamed of acting, it's something that kind of kept brewing. It's something I never would really say, but I knew I was interested in. It always seems like a dream, doesn't it, it seems very unrealistic. I didn't really let myself think about it, and then around 13 or 14 I started a drama course after school and it was all improv, and I just loved it. I think that's when I really started discovering it, and realizing what it was to act. I had my first tiny, tiny role when I was 17 in a film, that's when I was like, "Oh my god, I want to be on set all the time forever, as long as I can." I just loved it.

You grew up in Spain, do you still live there? If so, do you plan on moving to the states anytime soon?

Yeah, I'm in Spain now, but I'm not really tied down to anywhere. I love the opportunity to work in different places and I'm not really ready to settle anywhere, so I'm hoping that job opportunities will take me around the world.

This seems like a real breakout year for you, with The Lodgers and also American Assassin, which I think is your first Hollywood film?

Yeah, absolutely.

That has to be exciting to be a part of.

You have no idea how excited I am. I'm like a little girl going to Disney World. I've spent the last week preparing my trip, because I'm going to Toronto and then to L.A. for the premiere of American Assassin. I'm just so worried that I'm going to be so nervous for all the interviews and everything. It's so incredibly exciting.

Are you prepared for these movies to really put you on the map and maybe propel you to the next level?

It's always good to dream a little bit, but I've learned from past mistakes not to get my hopes up too much. I'm hoping it'll get some people talking about me if they like any of it and maybe something will come along that will be interesting.

What are some of your other passions, what do you love doing when you're not acting?

I just love life. I love learning new things, I'll try anything. I love the sea, I love nature. I spend a lot of time in the country, we have a lot of rescue animals out there. I'm a crazy animal person. I just love being with people I love, my family, my friends. They're my favorite things, really.

You can follow Charlotte on Instagram HERE and Twitter HERE. THE LODGERS just premiered at the Toronot Film Festival and doesn't have a set release date yet. AMERICAN ASSASSIN opens on September 15th.

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