Based on the edgy and visionary trilogy by director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Pusher is an explosive race-against-the-clock thriller about a drug dealer named Frank (Richard Coyle), who grows increasingly desperate over the course of a week, after a botched deal lands him in the clutches of a ruthless crime lord. As the danger and chaos are heightened, there is less and less room for Frank’s relationship with his girlfriend Flo (Agyness Deyn) and his friendship with best friend Tony (Bronson Webb).
At the film’s press day, model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how she came to be a part of this English-language remake, how she related to Flo, what made her want to transition from modeling to acting, why it was important to her that this was more than just a drug story, the research she did to bring a drug-addicted stripper to life, and just how intense this shoot was. She also talked about where she’d like to go with her acting career, possible directors she’d like to work with, the experience of making her debut on the West End stage earlier this year, and her next role in Sunset Song, a film about the daughter of a Scottish farmer who comes of age in the early 1900s. Check out what she had to say after the jump.