Kirby Bliss Blanton plays the best friend of Thomas Mann‘s character in Project X. They like each other, but she isn’t your stereotypical “hot girl,” she’s just the chick who happens to be your best friend. In real life, Kirby is gorgeous.
Kirby, who goes by Kirby in the movie, is underrated in the film, but she won’t be underrated in real life. Kirby is already in the running for a Maxim award and she just wrapped up filming a new movie called Hot Bot by the Polish Brothers. Kirby said that being in the highly anticipated Todd Phillips comedy “was a big deal for me!” We can only imagine.
The film escalates so quickly. We know that it was shot in sequence. What was it like on set?
Kirby: At first we didn’t have as many extras involved. It was shot sequentially. We didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into. We planned for the party and knew it was gonna happen, but once it happened it was like ‘holy sh!t’. It went from having 50 extras to 250 and you can see and feel and hear the difference.
Are these found footage movies a great opportunity for actors because they meet people who are not established well known faces?
Kirby: I think we’re really fortunate because this opportunity does not come around very often. If you had a big thing on your resume they wouldn’t even look at you. I had a couple of friends who went in to try to play Thomas. They were such actor dudes though. They tried to dress nerdy. I was like, ‘You know you’re not right when you have to go out and buy clothes to make you look nerdy and you still can’t do it!’ This is my first big studio film. The movies I did before this haven’t gone anywhere. This was a big deal for me! All of us really got to know each other. They boys are all really good friends. You can tell when you watch the movie that they’ve got great chemistry. They took a chance on unknowns. They really took a shot on all of us.
How well do you relate to your character?
Kirby: I mostly hang out with dudes anyway, so it wasn’t most of a stretch.
What was the auditioning process like for you? I know some of the guys had to go to multiple auditions. How did you hear about the movie?
Kirby: We both didn’t hear about it through a talent search. We both got our agents involved. I had literally been through 10 meetings maybe. It was the hardest I’ve ever worked to be involved in a film, but it was worth it.
We’ll be posting Part II of our exclusive with Kirby on Friday. Project X opens in theaters the same day, this Friday, March 2nd! It’s good y’all.