Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34���.������������.��� J��� 2016 24 Hello Tracey and thanks for sitting down with FLiP for a second time! We loved talking to you back March 2015 issue. What have you been up to this last year? Hello, and it’s nice to be back. It’s been a crazy good year of almost non-stop work – which is how I like it. It’s actually been the hardest I’ve ever worked emotionally and physically. When I wasn’t shooting or training, I was working on the next project or prepping for the one after that. With Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter, Director Neil Johnson has gone “all Peter Jackson” on us with additional scenes and re-shoots until it’s perfect! I feel like I’ve been Sienna (my character name) more than I’ve been Tracey this year! It’s awesome though, as it’s just getting more and more epic! We know that you are currently starring in the new indie film, Who’s Jenna…? In it, you play a woman who is mistaken for a famous adult entertainment star (yep, you know-who!). What was it like being “mistaken” for someone else in this role? I’ll use a car aficionado metaphor here…! If you were hanging out with your best friend who loved cars to an obsessive degree and you went to the gym and saw a hot girl on the treadmill that could stand to lose 15 pounds, that friend might say “Wow look at that Porsche over there!” Followed by “if she keeps working out, she’s gonna be a Ferrari man!” Well, in Who’s Jenna…?, Jonathan’s (played by Bill Sorvino) best friend Andy (played by Joe D’Onofrio) is an adult film aficionado! Therefore, saying that Jenna looks like someone in that industry isn’t really that odd at all!!! Jenna is actually an attorney in this film, so it’s simply a perspective thing – quite hilarious! Who’s Jenna…? is a good old-fashioned rom-com. Have you ever done comedy before? I’ve always done comedy! I absolutely love it. I try and have multiple genres releasing within the same year so that I don’t get pigeonholed into a specific genre. I actually have two films coming out right now that are both comedies. Who’s Jenna…? premiered May 20th, 2016, and Diary of a Fatman (a Majestic Film Australia production) premiered May 17th at the Cannes Film Festival. Since you mention it, Flip Magazine (the last issue I was on the cover of last time) even made the trailer! So I guess we’re both going to Cannes in a way. [see trailer here: https://vimeo.com/165623051] What is the hardest part about doing comedy? The only thing hard about comedy is if any of the other actors don’t have training specifically in comedy! It’s a whole different beast. Although it’s a lot of fun, it’s important to understand the timing of comedy, who’s setting up the jokes, etc. When you understand comedy, it’s an absolute blast! It just flows and unfolds… CATCHING UP WITH TRACEY BIRDSALL By Alexis Monahan