It is also that Reddy’s talent, spirit, and fearlessness required choosing the right person. Moon says that he and the producer team searched five countries for the right actor, and ironically, Kohm-Hervé (Nani is known for playing at the rally) Hotel Mumbai) Was not even on the initial casting list. Once Moon was shown a picture of Kohm-Hervé, he immediately noticed a resemblance to Reddy, but it wasn’t until they recognized that Moon knew they had found the right person for the role .
“Tilda has the same background as Helen,” Moon says. “She grew up with parents who were artists and in the industry, so she had a showbiz life like Helen. He too had just gone through the process of going to LA. [from her native Australia] And was chasing her dreams, so there were a lot of similarities. “
But the similarities aside, stepping into the role was terrible for Kohm-Hervé, who had voice classes, breathing lessons, singing lessons and movement classes to play Reddy for several months. Kohm-Hervey told me, “After watching all of Helen’s performances and then reading everything I could about her, I slid down this big YouTube hole.” “I got this role when I was 22 years old and living in Adelaide. Here I was being asked to play this international superstar and it felt absurd. ”
She continues, “It’s a huge responsibility, but also very exciting. I think I almost fell in love with Helen. She became my hero because she worked as a female artist and a woman. I questioned my experience, and how I want to find my voice and speak my mind. I am incredibly grateful for that.
As for Cobham-Hervey’s singing voice in the film, the actor says he sang the filmed days live, but singer Chelsea Collins sang Cobain-Hervey’s performance and found Helen’s voice just right. “I wish I could say it was [all] Mine, “says Cobham-Hervé,” but Chelsea is a gorgeous, amazing artist, so it was an amalgamation of both of our voices. “