Actress/singer Dia Frampton (Meg & Dia, The Voice alum) headlines I Hate New Year’s, a romantic comedy about a music star named Layne (Frampton) who heads to Nashville to hang out with her best friend Cassie (Ashley Argota). Frampton, an accomplished singer/songwriter, has her biggest role to date, and she talked to us about her acting experience on I Hate New Year’s.
The 11 minute interview features Dia Frampton talking about how working with co-stars Ashley Argota and Candis Cayne helped her as an actress. It’s understandable to have nerves when one’s carrying a movie, but Frampton pushed through that and simply locked in on her role.
I Hate New Year’s also features two Asian American actresses in a Nashville set story, and that is an element that is rarely (if at all) found in movies. Frampton addresses that diverse aspect in the project as well, and she also elaborates why being vulnerable as an artist is part of her job description.
The romantic comedy, which features Layne (Frampton) hoping to bump into her ex-girlfriend during New Year’s Eve, also features an array of songs performed by Frampton and Argota. Fans of their music will gravitate to this aspect of the narrative; during the interview I asked Frampton about the joy performing songs that were not part of her own songwriting body of work.
Check out our 11 plus minute interview below, and our entire discussion is available for members of our CinemAddicts Patreon.
Dia Frampton Interview Breakdown:
0:20 – On getting “out of her head” and focusing on her role as the lead in “I Hate New Year’s.” She mentions co-stars Ashley Argota and Candis Cayne.
2:38 – Dia Frampton discusses the music that’s featured in the movie.
4:21 – On what she learned from collaborating with Candis and Ashley.
6:32 – Dia discusses on the storytelling diversity of “I Hate New Year’s” and the lack of Asian American representation in Hollywood.
9:58 – On being a vulnerable actress
I Hate New Year’s hits Premium VOD and the Tello Network on December 4.
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