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Interview with Beata Pozniak

Director John Huff catches up with Beata Pozniak before the "Cyxork 7" theatrical premiere at the Fine Arts Theatre in Los Angeles.


BEATA POZNIAK: You are so prepared. (A laugh)

JOHN HUFF: I did not prepare you for these questions, I want your spontaneity and I'm telling you there's one where you'll go, "Oh, wait a minute, what do you mean?"--and you'll know what I mean.

BEATA POZNIAK: Okay, sure, I'll just answer in Polish if I don't know. (More laughter) .

JH: Beata Pozniak, good to see you.

BEATA POZNIAK: Thank you.

JH: You played 'Jacey' in "Cyxork 7." What did you find out about her when you did your 'Beata process' of building that character?

BEATA POZNIAK: My 'Beata Process?' I find that Jacey and I have a lot in common; we are both very intense women that a like a buzz-saw. Although Jacey is a little bit she's eight months pregnant, she's having a baby and she's trying to control everything the 'successful' husband's career. That was sort of a challenge because she's up and down and the hormones are kicking in. It was a fun part for me.

JH: How do you describe "Cyxork 7?"

BEATA POZNIAK: One really has to see it. Depending on how many people see it will be how many opinions and theories you'll get.

JH: Was Cyxork an uncomfortable shoot for you?--because you evoke discomfort being pregnant in some rather intense confrontations.

BEATA POZNIAK: I don't think 'discomfort,' I loved what was happening on the set because every scene was unpredictable including my scene where I have a gun in my hand and once I walked off the set, went back to my trailer, all of us we looked back because we really heard a real gunshot. We all know that the production stood still for quite awhile.

JH: You had to bring that up?

BEATA POZNIAK: That was a real intense mood that was really happening on the set, it was real. We were in the middle of the desert and things were happening. And that's why we had the police; we loved it.

JH: Tell us about the future.

BEATA POZNIAK: The future. No one can really know or predict the future but only one thing I know that in a few days I'm getting on a plane and I'm going to Poland to do a TV series for the next five or six months and I am really excited because I am originally from Poland. This is the first time I will have been back to Poland since the wall came down. So it's a very big moment for me because I feel I'm going back to my roots and I'm looking forward to it. Just recently I finished another film that I had the privilege to work with Michael York and John Savage where we co-narrated a feature length documentary, "Freedom From Despair." It's actually about Communism, another very interesting subject that, in a way, I'm familiar with because that's how Poland used to be some time ago but now it's a totally different country. It's great that I can go back to a new country now that it's joined the EU and the possibilities are endless.

JH: Great! Good to see you this evening, Beata.

BEATA POZNIAK: Thank you so much.