INTERVIEW WITH CARRIE ANN INABA
From "Fly Girl" to Madonna's "Pole Dancer"
From "Fook Yu" to "Dancing with the Stars"
LIFE AS "FOOK YU"
CARRIE ANN INABA: Well, actually, I had fun on both. Felicity Girls were fun and we had a bigger trailer and I did as a FOOK. (That's just a silly note). We shot three scenes for Goldmember and it was a lot of fun.
CARRIE ANN INABA: I think there is a lot of me in FOOK YU. She is just having fun. I loved being Fook Yu, I still am. (I don't where the outfit anymore but that's still me. I'm not going to pretend like it was some major acting role because it wasn't but she's always going to be a part of me..) She's someone I would love to hang out with once in while. She just loves to smile and have fun and the world is a nice happy place to her.
CARRIE ANN INABA: What I liked about this was that I think I showed people that it's ok to just have fun. Like I said before, FOOK YU is fun and light, goofy and silly. She is innocent and joyous all at once. And she's a bit clueless… If you watch the additional scenes in the DVD there is another scene where we meet Austin again in Tokyo and we explain that it was all just a funny joke..which I think even makes it funnier.
We were just having a good time. Sometimes I wished that Diane would have more fun. She was a bit more serious about things than I was.
I mean, I definitely spent the time in finding our "TWIN-NESS", helping us to build certain movements that helped us to look more like twins and working on our vocal pitch and accent.
We put the work in but I think when you've put the work in, once you get there, you just have fun. JOY always reads well on camera - ALWAYS!!!!!
Since doing AP3 (Austin Powers 3), I have a new manager, and have had a small voice. Interviews like this have been wonderful for me. I only hope that someone reads this and finds something somewhere in the words that helps them find a way to make their dreams come true as well.
US ASIANS: Which of the below-listed aspect(s) was the most fun aspect of auditioning with Diane for the film roles?