VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Emma Caulfield Ford On Real Story Behind ‘I’m Charlie Walker’ & Working With Mike Colter
I’m Charlie Walker chronicles the real-life story of Charlie Walker, a construction entrepreneur, who takes on San Francisco’s racist oil industry elites after a environmental disaster occurs off the coast.
Emma Caulfield Ford, who plays Fran, recently sat down with uInterview found Erik Meers to discuss the real story behind the film.
“There were a bunch of white men who had done bad things,” she said of the backstory. “I don’t know if you know this … but that happens a lot! They get greedy. They cover things up. They spill a bunch of nasty chemicals into the ocean and try to blame other people. Mike [Colter] is our David and he takes on the bad dudes and politicians [Goliath] and brings the story to life.”
Caulfield, who had long-running role in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, also sang the praises of her co-star, Mike Colter.
“I was a fan of Mike’s before. Since I’m a fan of his work I was like, ‘Please don’t be a douche,” she joked.
“He exceeded all my expectations,” the actress added. “He’s so kind, polite, professional, funny … just charming. He’s so thorough with his work and knows what he wants. He’d probably make a very good director. If he hasn’t been thinking about it, he should. He was a real leader and really took on the role as captain. He made me feel super comfortable and he really was very observant, making sure everyone was being treated with respect. I can’t say enough great things about him.”
I’m Charlie Walker is out in select theaters and available for streaming now.
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