We spoke with Amber Midthunder (Hell or High Water, Roswell New Mexico), who stars in Netflix’s latest action packed movie The Ice Road, alongside one of the most badass and beloved actors of Hollywood, Liam Neeson (Taken, Star Wars, The Grey). Directed by Jonathan Hensleigh (Bulletproof Gangster), The Ice Road also stars Laurence Fishburn (The Matrix) and Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, In the Heart of the Sea).
When a diamond mine collapses in Nothern Canada, trapping a group of miners with only a few hours of oxygen, a team of ice road truckers, led by Mike McCann(Liam Neeson) decides to organize a dangerous road trip rescue mission. Accompanied by his young brother, Gurty (Marcus Thomas), Tantoo (Amber Midthunder), and Jim Goldenroad (Laurence Fishburn), Mike and his crew will have to face the most perilous conditions from crossing an ocean of ice, fighting the cold and the turmoils of nature, to the most unexpected and serious threat.
Amber Midthunder declared the following:
“I think that I didn’t know what to expect, and that was exciting and a little scary because, like I said, we were up far in northern Canada, and it was us, and a bunch of trucks, and seeing it kind of come together and be so real, was very unexpected and exciting.”
The young actress also said that, just like the characters in the movie, the cast and crew suffered a lot from the weather. Amber on the most challenging part:
“[It was] genuinely the cold. It was insanely cold. It got down to -50 degrees (…) it was so cold I lost half my brain for that time period.”
For Amber, the whole experience was unique and she followed up by saying “looking back at it, I don’t know if I’ll experience that ever again.”
The Ice Road is now available to stream on Netflix, and you can listen to the full interview down below!