Close-Up: An Interview With ‘Jane’ Star Ava Louise Murchison

Rising star Ava Louise Murchison stops by on Close-Up Culture to tell us about her lead role in the AppleTV+ series, Jane.

The family-friendly series follows a young environmentalist (played by Ava Louise Murchison) who idolizes Jane Goodall. She goes on an adventure with her best friend and a chimpanzee in order to protect the wild animals of the world.

Jane Goodall is beloved around the world. How exciting was it to be involved in a show inspired by her work? 

It was really exciting because Jane Goodall is such an inspiring woman and I look up to her. Knowing that she made all these contributions to help the chimps and the environment is truly special. I am so thrilled that I get to help tell her story. 

Can you tell us about your character and how you prepared for the role?

My character Jane is very determined and brave when it comes to saving the planet and animals. I had this mindset since day 1 of filming and I made sure I got all my lines down pat so I could just focus on playing her character and bringing Jane to life as an action hero for the environment. 

What did you enjoy most about playing Jane?

I enjoyed getting to do a lot of the action scenes! This show is a mix of live action and mind-blowing CGI so it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. I can’t wait for everyone to join Jane and David on their epic adventures! 

What did you learn from playing this role?

I learned about the importance of caring for the Earth and endangered species. 

What will be your favourite memory from working on the show?

My favourite memory was when Mason and I had the brilliant idea to make a movie and write a script. It was so funny because we actually ended up making half of it but we kept procrastinating on finishing it. LOL. 

What do you love about acting?

What I love about acting is getting to express emotions that people feel in the real world and getting to meet so many people and forming friendships. 

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

My hope is not only for kids to enjoy the show “Jane,” but for them to understand why saving the planet is so important. My dream as an actress is to work on more amazing and meaningful projects like “Jane.”

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