Lauren Esposito Interview for Legend of the Five

Lauren Esposito Interview for Legend of the Five


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Filmink Presents is delighted to announce the release of the Australian family fantasy adventure The Legend of the Five, only in cinemas from June 25.


The Legend of the Five will be the first new Australian feature film to be released in theatres as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Making it the perfect family escape for the upcoming winter school holidays.

Starring The Conjuring 2's Lauren Esposito as Zoe, The Legend of the Five follows a group of misfit teenagers who encounter an ancient relic during a school trip. They find themselves caught up in a magical world with elemental powers beyond their belief and the responsibility of stopping an age-old evil from destroying the world.

The Legend of the Five marks the directing debut of Mad Max's Joanne Samuel. Joanne's love of nostalgic cult films such as Labyrinth, Dark Crystal and The Never Ending Story was her inspiration behind the storytelling.


"My goal was to create a world with fantastical possibilities, while still representing as much of modern Australia as possible."


"The Legend of the Five is about youth, coming of age, finding your place, and understanding that you are worth so much more than the nay-sayers tell you. It is intended to be an invitation for the youth of Australia, and beyond, to engage their imagination, and find the power within themselves to join and protect the world around them." Says Joanne Samuel.


The Legend of the Five is produced by Benjamin Jon Creative Media, directed by Joanne Samuel and written by Peter McLeod. 




Lauren Esposito Interview


What originally inspired you to become an actor?

Lauren Esposito: I began my journey with singing at the age of 5 in the Australian Girls Choir, then transitioned into musical theatre at the age of 11 then once I moved to Melbourne from Adelaide I found my love for film/ tv acting. As a kid I always loved being the center of attention and I was always in front of the camera either singing or dancing and I think that is where my love for acting came from.



What was your very first role?


Lauren Esposito: My first professional role was 'Cynthia' in the Channel 9 series of Love Child season 3.

What was your favourite part of filming?

Lauren Esposito: I loved every moment. Getting to spend time with the other cast members and taking on their advice was incredible as a first timer.



What was a typical day on set like?

Lauren Esposito: A typical day on set (on any production) is usually getting driven to set in the early hours of the day to then be put into the makeup trailer for hair and makeup, then to go over to my trailer to get into costume and then wait until I am called to start working!



Can you tell us a bit about your character Zoe and how you can relate to her?


Lauren Esposito: Zoe is the leader in the group in The Legend of the Five. She is a kind hearted 17 year old kid who helps bring her friends along their journey through all the magical places they encounter in the film. I related to Zoe because in the beginning of the film she was very much a 'loner'. She didn't have many friends as she just moved to Australia. I related to her because I remember moving from Adelaide to Melbourne at the age of 14 not knowing anyone or having any friends at the beginning.


What's next, for you?


Lauren Esposito: I have a film called 'Swimming for Gold' releasing later this year in cinemas in Australia! I am super excited for it and I can't wait for you to see it!





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