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London Seabreeze is a Minneapolis-born model and actress, and she’s already making waves in Hollywood!
At the age of 10, London secured her first acting role alongside singer Jennifer Holiday in the off-Broadway play “The Black Nativity.” Most recently, London has expanded within the film and entertainment industry, making her feature film debut on the big screen in The Beach Bum, directed by Harmony Korine, in which she plays love interest to main character “Moon Dog,” played by Matthew McConaughey.
How did this project come to you?
“I originally had a background in modelling, my career progressed and I started in working in different markets in modelling, Miami being one of them,” she begins. “My agency ended up having a casting for Universal Studios, and they said, ‘we really want you to come down and audition [for this project].’ I have a background in performing arts, I studied classical jazz, ballet and acting, and they told me I should look into doing the audition.
“I went to the audition back in 2017,” she recalls, “I walk into this room full of drop-dead gorgeous girls, and girls with really extensive resumés. I was one of the first girls to read, and I walk into a room with Harmony Korine, who I didn’t know at the time, I wasn’t familiar with his work. Right after the audition, I flew to Atlanta, and I found out it was between me and one other girl for the part. And finally I found out I got the part.”
What was it like working with Harmony Korine?
“Harmony’s a legend,” she says simply. “He’s super super respected as a director, but he’s also a dope writer, and just a really really dope person. When you’re with him and around him, he’s super laid back. All my scenes were with Matthew [McConaughey] and we would have to go out into the middle of the ocean in Key West; we had a boat that would take us out to the set boat, and I would work with Harmony — he would give me bits of dialogue, what my lines would be for the day — and then he would say ‘Don’t remember any of this, I just want you to improv, just feel the moment.'”
“It was so cool, cause I’m out there with all these huge names … you know, I want to execute perfectly, but Harmony was just like, ‘no I want to see you be you, and I want you to enjoy the experience,” she said. “That made me so comfortable, and it really was an awesome experience. And because it was a love scene, most of our interactions were kissing, or like playful canoodling, and it really helped to make that a more comfortable experience.”
What was it like working with Matthew McConaughey?
“It was crazy, he was completely in character, when I got onto the set boat he introduced himself as Moondog. But it’s Matthew McConaughey! And our generation, we grew up with him, and GQ and everything … and all these girls just love him so much. The only word for it is legend,” she says, laughing.
“Before we started filming, we spent at least ten minutes just talking,” she reveals. “He wanted me to feel comfortable, and he also just told me what he wanted the scene to look like, and what it should feel like. The time we spent talking really helped make it more personable for me. It took away the starstruck element of it all. He brought himself to my level, where I felt like we were equals. Like, you and I are one and the same.”
How was the premiere?
“It was amazing,” she says. “To do it in LA … we grow up seeing things like that, you know? We premiered at South by Southwest as well, but the full cast wasn’t there for that.”
Seabreeze got the full Hollywood treatment for the premiere.