Nineteen-year-old Freya Milner swapped textbooks for bright lights and costume fittings last year, playing the role of Cissy Smith on TV One’s newest mini-series, When We Go To War. FishHead caught up with the young actress to get the inside scoop on life in front of the lens.
How did you feel when you got the part?
I was really excited and quite surprised because it had been a while since I had auditioned… I didn’t know what to do with myself when I got the call from my agent!
What was the main challenge for you while filming?
Living away from home for the first time was a challenge in itself. Otherwise, just small things like learning my lines and not sleeping past my 6am alarm.
Are there any similarities between you and your character?
I think so… I think to be cast in a part there always has to be similarities. But Cissy is a little bit more naive and definitely doesn’t worry as much as I do.
Tell me about your plans for the future.
At the moment I’m studying fine arts at Massey. I’d like to do LA at some point, get a US agent, and give it a go… Just see how far this whole thing can take me!
Catch Freya as Cissy every Sunday night on TV One from 26 April to 24 May.