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Sri Lankan Born Actress To Play Role In Justice League

Sri Lankan born actress Shalini Peiris is set to play the role of a Bio Hazard Suit Soldier in Superhero movie ‘Justice League’, presumably making her the first Sri Lankan born person to play a role in a Superhero movie.

Based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the movie is directed by Zack Snyder and includes a stellar cast of Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, J. K. Simmons, Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe.

The movie will be released in 2017.

Originally from Sri Lanka, Shalini graduated with a Masters in Acting programme from Arts Educational Schools London in 2009. Since graduating, she's worked solidly in professional theatre, with a number of established companies such as the Hampstead Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Tamasha.

A keen lover of film and television, she is making inroads into screen work with recent appearances in "The Huntsman: Winter's War".

She also has UK, Sri Lankan and Hong Kong citizenship.
Exclusive Interview with Shalini Peiris
1. Can you give us a brief discussion about your self?
I've been working professionally as an actress for the past 7 years here in London. I'm originally from Kandy and no matter where I am, I'm a proud Lankan girl!

2. Why do you become an actress?

It's something I've loved since I was a child and it's always been a part of me. After university and working for a year, I decided to audition for drama schools here in London and made a deal with myself - if I actually got a place (it's very competitive) at drama school, then that was a sign that this is what I was meant to do.

3. How did you get the opportunity to act this film?
I auditioned for it earlier this year

4. What is the first thing came in to your mind when You came to know about this opportunity?
I really wanted the part and was so so happy when I got the call saying that I had got it!

5. Are you aware of the current hype for comic based films not only in worldwide but also in Sri Lanka it self?

Yes of course!

6. Are you a comic fan? If it is DC or Marvel?

I'm more familiar with Marvel than the DC comics...I am a fan but I'm not in the same league as you guys! Your website and FB page are really impressive!

7. What about the first day in the set?

8. What do you think about Zack Snyder?
9. Have you come across any legendary celebrities at the set?
10. Can you describe about your role in general?
I play one of the soldiers who has special security clearance for a highly classified science lab

10. What do you think about Sri Lankan film industry?

There's so much talent in Sri Lanka...I think we're a very artistic and creative people, it's part of our heritage. Sri Lankan films have had great exposure internationally at film festivals and what's great to see is that producers like Chandran Ratnam are bringing international attention to Sri Lanka as a great filming location (which it is!)

11. If you ask to join a Sri Lankan film, would you accept?
Of course!!

12. What about your future plans?
To continue working hard as an actress and to hopefully be successful at it and to make Sri Lanka proud!

 
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