With her exotic features, smoky eyes and devilishly curled lips, Tiffany Bullock has established herself as the bad girl of Indianapolis cinema, our very own Dark Princess. Tiffany Bullock captures the "bad girl" roles of local cinema.
And to think it all started when she got kicked out of cheerleading as a sophomore and ended up in the school play, playing a teen-age junkie. In addition to her "day job" touring and recording with the band Tantrum, she's become a fixture in local film. Though she has numerous credits, her two most significant roles to date are morally ambiguous characters in the features Hair Trigger and, most recently, Fake ID.
"I love acting and it's what I want to do," she said. "It's just the one thing that I'm pretty decent at. I like being other people. And I lucked out and I'm kind of good at it. It's really easy to live someone else's life. Especially when it's scripted. And everything that you do is a film credit. It's another thing that you can tack onto your resume. A lot of people have no idea who I am, and then they see my resume, and they're like, 'Oh, wow.' Everything you do is one step further. All it takes is one little indie film to hit big."
And the bad girl casting - well, there's a reason people get typecast sometimes.
"I think I just look like a bad girl. Dark hair, dark features. Think of every bad girl type. Angelina Jolie. I think I just look mean sometimes! My dad had three girls. We had to be tough! We're country. That, and I'm just sarcastic and witty and funny, and sometimes that's parlayed as being a bitch. I'd rather come off as a bitch than a tool."
What about the Indianapolis film scene?
"The scene is really tight. Indy's so close to having a decent film scene. We have great directors, writers and actors here. It's just a matter of someone seeing that outside of Indianapolis."