For those not familiar with Pollyanna McIntosh’s body of work, it seems clear to me that the woman (see what I did there?) prides herself on choosing roles that are extremely challenging to both herself, as well as societal norms. Sex, death, and even the domestication of women are just a few concepts she has breached in the roles she has chosen. Just to have your first paying gig as a stoner in Irvine Welsh’s Acid House garners a massive amount of points from me. And she does it all, and remarkably well. Not many can balance beautiful and horrifying, but Pollyanna does it with flair. Just see Exam, 9 Lives Of Mara, and The Woman to get an honest idea of what I ma talking about here. All that aside, I would be lying if I were to deny that it was her titular role in Lucky McKee’s disturbingly brilliant The Woman, that caused me to sit up and take notice of her. Playing a feral woman who is captured by a very George Bush Jr style republican, and then brought home, chained up, and slowly “housebroken”, for a lack of a better term. While I refuse to ruin the nuances and twists of the film for those who have yet to see this epic 2011 movie, it is safe to say this woman rises up and does what needed to be done, leaving us with one of the most memorable final shots in any film I have ever seen. And with an incredible body of work behind her, and much more to come, in the form of both acting and directing, I just wanted to sit down with Pollyanna and pick her intriguing brain. I was quite persistent, and she relented, to my absolute joy. Also, this is the last time Pollyanna will be talking about The Woman, so I feel honored that she chose to have that final discussion about that amazing film, and her amazing role,with me.