For a film called The Transporter: Refueled, the actual Transporter (Ed Skrein) often plays second fiddle to the people he’s transporting – in this case four prostitutes-turned-bank-robbers. The leader of the beautiful gang, Anna (Loan Chabanol), has the Transporter’s number from minute one, ably manipulating Skrein into increasingly dangerous stunts. She’s very much the femme fatale – and much of the central conflict of the picture hinges on just how much she cares for our hero versus how much she’s using him for her own personal end.
Chabonal first made a name for herself as a fashion model before transitioning to the cinema in the indies Fading Gigolo and Third Person. The Transporter: Refueled marks the newfound actresses’ first foray into the world of studio action films. In the following interview with Chabanol, she discusses this transition, how she just got her U.S. Driver’s License and the proper way to hold a firearm. Watch the video interview with her below:
- Chabanol on who’s worse — someone who talks on the phone or someone who runs a red light?
- On how she just got her driver’s license
- On road rage
- On what to do when stopped by the police?
- On why the craziest drivers are in Morocco
- On playing the femme fatale
- On transitioning to action films
- On the proper way to hold a gun