Wells model on her role in James Hunt biopic
IF you go to the cinema this week you might just catch a glimpse of a well-known Wells woman making her silver screen debut.
Model Olivia Inge has a small part in the biopic Rush, the story of Formula 1 driver James Hunt and his rivalry with Niki Lauda.
Olivia plays one of notorious womaniser Hunt’s ex-girlfriends.
Unfortunately the part where Olivia had a line was cut – but you can still see her in two other scenes.
Describing life on set Olivia said: “It was really cool – they even gave me my own caravan! My line was saying to James Hunt ‘That’s not all you’re good at’ at an awards ceremony. Trying to stir up trouble with him and his new girlfriend.”
During filming Olivia got to work with film-making legend Ron Howard, who was the director.
She said: “He’s brilliant. He’s got a wonderful cheeky sense of humour.
“I was taking a picture on set and he came up to me and said ‘I’m the only one who can post pictures on Twitter. I was like ‘Oh, I’m so sorry’ and he just said he was kidding. He had a twinkle in his eye.”
The film tells the story of the famous rivalry between James Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth, and Niki Lauda, Daniel Brühl.
The pair were polar opposites – English playboy Hunt and methodical Austrian Lauda.
Both pushed themselves to extremes in a bid to be Formula 1 world champion.
Olivia said: “I knew very little about Formula 1 before but I have such respect for them now.
“It’s such a good film, I was in bits. It really shows people doing what they are passionate about.”
This is Olivia’s first film and she is open to doing more – providing she gets the call from her agent.
“I just had a call saying they were looking for a 70s girl. So I put on fake eyelashes and ruffled up my hair and got the part.”
Any acting parts will have to fit in with her studies though as next week Olivia is starting a degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture which will last three years.