Exclusive: Discussing Sana from “Dietland” with Ami Sheth
In Plum Kettle’s world of chaos, Sana almost seems like a calming anchor in a lot of scenes. What do you think motivates her?
AS: I think Sana sees a kindred spirit in Plum and vice versa. They are both “outcasts” according to society’s beauty norms. Plum is starting this journey of self awareness and self awaking and Sana has been on this path most of her life. She serves as a guide and friend through some very tough times.
The scene with the “porn room” art installation was a hard one for me to watch and I imagine I’m not alone – but I want to give you major props for the emotional depth you brought in such an understated way. What was it like reading the script and preparing for that and how was filming the scene itself?