American Carnage | Bella Ortiz Interview

Bella Ortiz in American Carnage

Bella Ortiz in American Carnage

For up-and-coming actress Bella Ortiz, American Carnage checked all the boxes for this young actress in one of the major projects of her career. It’s a horror comedy with an amazing cast and even the opportunity to play a pivotal role.

The film also stars Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Bumblebee, Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jenna Ortega (X, Scream), Allen Maldonado (The Wonder Years, Black-ish), and Eric Dane (Euphoria, Grey’s Anatomy). Diego Hallivis (Curvature, Game Time) directed the movie that he co-wrote with his brother Julio Hallivis (The Devil Below, Trespassers).

Here is the official synopsis of American Carnage:

After a governor issues an executive order to arrest the children of undocumented immigrants, the newly detained youth are offered an opportunity to have their charges dropped by volunteering to provide care to the elderly. Once inside the eldercare facility, the volunteers discover the governor and the facility’s supervisor have cooked up a horrifyingly depraved conspiracy that endangers the young and the old in this twisted thriller-comedy.

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Bella Ortiz. Photo credit: Christopher Shintani
Bella Ortiz. Photo credit: Christopher Shintani

LRM Online’s Gig Patta sat down with actress Bella Ortiz for a profile interview tied to this film. We spoke about her role in the film, the cast, her comedic background on social media, and how she shifted from a medical career into an acting career.

Bella Ortiz participated in theater at a very young age. She studied cognitive neuroscience in college with the intent of medical school but changed course to pursue her passion in acting. She took on guest roles with Chicago Fire and Chicago Med. Her other appearances also included the television series Our Ladies of Brooklyn, the film The Field, and the television movie Who Took My Daughter?

American Carnage is out today in theaters and VOD.

Watch the exclusive interview with Bella Ortiz below. Let us know what you think of the interview.


For interviews and news pitches, contact Gig Patta at [email protected].

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Saban Films

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