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Iris Boss studied acting at the University of Arts in Berlin. 2001 and 2002 she received a full scholarship for young actors at the Erst Göner foundation. Since then Iworks in all fields of acting.
She performs at the Volksbühne Berlin as guest, as well as a permanent ensemble member at Young Theater Göttingen and Landesbühne Sachsen. Moreover she was part in numerous productions e.g. in Burgfestspiele Bad Vilbel, Neues Theater Hannover, Sophiensäle Berlin and Theater unterm Dach. Since 2012 she is from time to time on tour with Euro-Studio-Landgraf in German speaking countries.
Moreover she stands in front of the camera for film and TV productions, is part in audio plays (e.g. RBB) and gives readings. She also works as moderator and dubbing actor. More recently she took over the main character in the Swiss cinema movie OBOLEO and a part in the Swiss TV production LINA which won the audience award at the Film Festival Solothurn.
INTERVIEW WITH IRIS BOSS ( Role: Jana)
This is your first collaboration with the wtp team. How was the filming for you?
As I have experience in working with conventional film- and tv productions but also no-and low budget productions, I knew what I would admit myself to. However, I was impressed of the extreme productivity within the small team. As an actor you are allowed to be very flexible in this way of working. Somehow it always worked out. And sometimes the „emergency solution“ came out to be the better one. I enjoyed the artistic freedom that you can rarely find in this extent. The atmosphere on set was always good and relaxed and every shoot location was a new highlight.
Tell us something about your character Jana.
JANA is one of many. She is still letting her traumatic childhood experiences determine her present life and is afraid to cross the boundaries set by her mother. Nevertheless, she’s a rather shy but curious and gentle person. Her encounter with NIKKI gives JANA the opportunity to discover her other repressed side. She admires NIKKI for her consequent life and her very personal freedom. Even though JANA is not able to live out her fantasies yet, she allows her repressed memories to come to light and arise dreams of another possible life.