Solis Magazine Interview – Meet the Sexy, Smart & Beautiful Actress Britt Rentschler
Actress: Britt Rentschler
Photo credit: Gerard Sandoval
Fans will recognize Rentschler from her role as ‘Linda’ in Paramount Picture’s comedy “Instant Family” opposite Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. Her first recurring TV role was on the TBS show “The Detour,” appearing with Jason Jones. She continued to book recurring roles on some of the hottest shows including AMC’s “Lodge 49,” FOX’s “Shots Fired,” A&E’s “Daytime Divas,” TNT’s “Good Behavior,” FOX’s “The Resident,” Netflix’s “Team Kaylie,” Spectrum’s “LA’s Finest” and can be seen in the film “The Countdown.”
Description automatically generated Eight years ago, Britt Rentschler moved to Los Angeles to pursue television and film after finding success in theater. Form an early age, she knew she was meant to be in the arts and started out performing in musicals and plays. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham on an academic and theater scholarship; immediately following, she received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Central Florida.
Rentschler has also completed a residency at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. During her time in Los Angeles, she has expanded into directing, producing, writing, and her films have found wonderful homes on the independent film festival circuit. When not acting, she loves traveling, exploring the outdoors, and live music and festivals. She is also a Reiki Master and practices many forms of the healing arts. She is a volunteer with Young Storytellers, an active member of MENSA and Women in Film, and is also passionate about adoption and foster care since her role in “instant Family.” She is passionate about getting out and voting, and she has signed up to be a poll worker this year for the 2020 election.
Give us a brief description of your acting career so far?
My first competitive audition was for the narrator in the kindergarten play, which I lost to a classmate named Anna, but by 1st grade you better believe I had that “narrator in school play” role on lock! Ha! But seriously, I am one of those kids that loved theatre and did it all through school, got an undergrad and masters degree in Fine Arts, and then rolled into TV and Film, because I loved the intimacy of the medium. Some of my proudest moments have been sharing the screen with the likes of the legendary Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty, Michelle Dockery, Rose Byrne, and most recently, with super star human Paul Bettany in Uncle Frank.
What other Projects have you worked on?
Paramount’s Instant Family was a particularly dear project to me, and I loved recurring on AMC’s Lodge 49 opposite Wyatt Russell — that was such a funny, smart, heartwarming show. Most recently I shared the screen with Gabrielle Union in LA’s Finest, and that was also a highlight! I mostly bounce around in television, so getting to do a movie like Uncle Frank, with an artist like Alan Ball, was a bucket list moment.
Tell us about your Upcoming premiere for The Amazon Feature – Uncle Frank and what can we expect from the movie?
Uncle Frank is a wonderful road trip movie set in the 70’s — but it starts in New York, and that’s where my character, Charlotte, lives. She’s a bohemian and a lover and a jokester, and I adored getting to play her. This film is perfect for the holidays, as we all get ready to jump in and handle some family dynamics, because it tackles those family secrets, personal demons, and ultimately, the theme of how powerful love can be.
What was the most challenging thing about your role in Uncle Frank?
For me, the most challenging part was staying cool under pressure. I was working with some personal heroes, some of the most incredible character actors out there, not to mention Alan Ball himself — who has been a creator I’ve looked up to since American Beauty. You’ve got to stay calm and focused, and do your job, even if you are secretly doing somersaults on the inside!
What can my reader and fans expect from the film?
Go into it ready to see some significant beauty — of the human spirit, and of the medium of film. The shots are gorgeous and the style of the period is flawless, but most importantly, the relationships will leave you feeling and thinking for days to come. And from my character, Charlotte, you can expect a little comic relief!