"To work with him would be the dream!"
Amy Jackson is set to swap Bollywood for Hollywood, starring in Guy Ritchie’s Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre opposite Jason Statham.
Amy is primarily known for her roles in Indian films, featuring in the likes of Singh Is Bliing and I.
She also starred in the third series of Supergirl.
The 30-year-old Brit will now make her Hollywood debut and also revealed who her dream co-star would be.
She said: “I’m really big into my fitness and have been for a while, so one of my obsessions is Dwayne Johnson.
“I was a total tomboy when I was younger and my sister took me to a WWF wrestling match.
“Ever since I was nine I have been obsessed with The Rock. To work with him would be the dream!
“I think working on Supergirl and then being in LA opened my eyes to America.
“Then I moved back to the UK and got an offer on Guy Ritchie’s film so I would definitely like to pursue more Hollywood roles.”
Amy recalled her experience of working on the film during the pandemic.
Speaking about Guy Ritchie, Amy said:
“He was very cool and laid back.
“I actually auditioned in an Essex accent. Obviously, everything was all film taped, it was all separate from actually meeting with anybody in person because of what was going on.
“When I got on set he was like ‘Oh, you’re Scouse? Oh we’ve got to use that!’
“I loved the way he embraces people’s individuality. He’s the best of British and anything goes with his films.”
Reflecting on the differences between Bollywood and Hollywood, Amy told The Standard:
“I started in India and I knew nothing before Bollywood, that was my learning curve, I literally learnt on the job.”
“I think the differences I found between working on a Hollywood and Bollywood project were language which was huge, but step-wise India is so huge, it’s the biggest film industry in the world.
“On set, but obviously not now because of Covid restrictions, you’d get 200-250 people behind the scenes.
“It’s electrifying, it’s busy and it’s bustling like India in general; it’s like Mumbai, that’s the home of the industry, whereas on Supergirl and then this movie, it’s a lot more contained, a lot more personal. Bollywood is full of life and exuberance.”
Away from acting, Amy Jackson is passionate about sustainable fashion and has partnered with London’s Oxford Street for its Beyond Now 2022 campaign.
It will run from April 22 to April 24, 2022, and will see several Oxford Street brands come together to offer shoppers innovative real-life experiences, events and workshops, as well as the launch of responsible products and menus.
They are also inviting shoppers to submit their #mybeyondnowpromise in order to showcase the changes that we can all make together to shop and socialise better and more responsibly.
Amy Jackson added: “Being a part of the fashion industry and working in India as well, fast fashion is just a no-go for me.
“Sustainable fashion is the way forward and it’s fun!
“I think it is made so easy now too because many clothes have little tags telling you they are sustainable.
“I love shopping vintage too and it’s always fun to give a little re-jig to your old clothes in your wardrobe.
“I’ve put a few new buttons on certain items, I’ve treated a few different jackets that had just got a little bit loved and needed some TLC.”