“Evangeline” transforms a sweet innocent girl to a
vengeful woman to be dealt with.
The role of Evangeline, played by Katerina
Katelieva, is both innocent and edgy as she transforms
throughout the movie.
“They were shot in different takes, so it gave me
time to switch emotionally and obviously physically,”
Katelieva said. “I had to remind myself occasionally
which scene sequence we were in, but for the most
part it was fairly effortless.”
Katelieva was able to showcase two sides of
her acting and mesh them together to be a singular
“Edgy. (It was) way more fun,” Katelieva said.
The portrayal of Evangeline, such a multi-layered
character, wasn’t an easy task.
Katelieva was excited to be a part of the film and to
take on the character from the moment she read the
“It had a complicated lead female character and a
good storyline,” Katelieva said. “It was a stylishlywritten horror and I knew the direction would reflect
that. I think we made a beautiful film.”
Part of what thrilled her was being able to do her
She was not afraid to give the film all she had to be
able to make something she is proud to have been a
“I’ve said this many times, so hopefully I’m not
repeating myself too much. I got to do my own stunts.
It’s a rare opportunity for an actor,” Katelieva said.
Along with being able to do her own stunts, she
was able to suggest what her character should be like,
while staying true to the character in the script.
An added sexiness and huntress characteristic
helped Katelieva make her character exactly the
character she wanted to play.
“I thought that would be interesting to watch,
because in stories it’s usually the male hunter
playing with a female victim. It’s something we are,
unfortunately, used to watching,” Katelieva said. “In
Evangeline’s case, the guys actually deserve to die,
they have it coming. It was important to me that her
killing scene was uncomfortable for people to watch
because it would later justify her actions and the
audience would root for her, so i put a lot of work
into that one particular scene too.”
There’s more to the story than just a revenge story.
There’s more for audiences to enjoy.
“The cinematography is beautiful. The storyline is