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Officially debuting this Sunday — though you can watch it now on Showtime’s website — the new Showtime series Roadies takes a look at life on the road for a rock tour – but instead of centering on the band, their fame and all the other usual trappings, the focus here is on the crew and what it’s like making sure everything goes right, night after night, city after city.

Among an ensemble that includes Luke Wilson (Old School), Carla Gugino (Sin City) and Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones),Imogen Poots (Green Room) stars as Kelly Ann, one of the youngest members of the crew – who we meet when she is in the midst of a lot of doubt about whether this is still the life for her.

I spoke to Poots about her role on the series and working with Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous), who created the series and executive produces alongside Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life) and J.J. Abrams. We also chatted about her getting her start in 28 Weeks Later, alongside actors like Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Renner, Idris Elba and Rose Byrne and her other current role in The Lonely Island movie, Popstar, where she plays Andy Samberg’s girlfriend.

IGN: I feel Cameron Crowe is one of those people that as an actor you probably automatically go, “I want to work with him.”

Poots: I was really excited by the fact that it was Cameron and [about] music, because he’s the master of understanding human story within a very kinetic, confusing, ever-changing world of the music industry. I knew the story was going to come from a place that was based on experiences and stories he’s heard, because Cameron hears everything. He listens and he documents it. That’s what I was so exhilarated by was certainly hearing that and the role itself.

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“They wouldn’t get a shower for days, and you can’t be fussy about food,” Imogen Poots says with a shrug. The doe-eyed Brit is discussing her approach — a form of method acting if you subscribe to generally accepted hygiene practices — to Kelly Ann, the latest character consuming Poots.

She’s starring in Cameron Crowe’s new Showtime series “Roadies,” premiering on June 26. Poots plays one of the titular characters in the ensemble comedy, which stars Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino as the tour manager and production manager, respectively, for a fictional arena band called Staten-House Band.

To prep for her role as Kelly Ann, one of the well-traveled gear heads who stage massive concert tours, Poots met with Crowe’s network of tour pros for Fleetwood Mac and Pearl Jam. (Crowe, as the world knows from his semiautobiographical film “Almost Famous,” is a former music journalist.)

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Imogen Poots discusses her character Kelly Ann on the new series Roadies. Don’t miss the premiere of Roadies on Sunday June 26th at 10PM ET/PT. Starring Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino and Imogen Poots.

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As stated in a previous post, Imogen would be making her appearance on Off Camera with Sam Jones this Monday (June 6). I’ve added to the gallery another magazine cover, plus an outtake from her appearance on the podcast. Sadly the full interview isn’t avaliable for free, but you can buy it here.

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In Imogen Poots, we have our second guest and second Brit to abandon early veterinary dreams for acting—but this time due to a tendency to faint at the sight of blood. Which is lucky because if you’ve seen 28 Weeks Later, you’ll remember Poots’ character splashing around in gleeful amounts of the fake stuff. She’s especially lucky because that’s the film that earned her a British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer. The Guardian seconded that nod, calling Poots’ “considerable potential” underused in its review of the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller.

Poots was 17 at the time, and has been a “rising star” or “star in the making” for the ensuing decade, according to a lot of what you’ll read about her. Which begs the question, at what point is one proved an actual star? It doesn’t much matter, if you’ve proved yourself an actress. And despite having no formal training, Poots has—many times over. Granted, she had a startling number of opportunities to do so immediately following her 28 Weeks breakout. There were period films (Jane Eyre, Miss Austen Regrets); action (Need for Speed); more thrillers (Fright Night, Green Room); comedy (Solitary Man, A Long Way Down); biopics (The Look Of Love, Jimi: All Is By My Side); and indies (A Country Called Home and Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups).

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Imogen attended this Monday (June 6) the Premiere For Showtime’s Roadies! Over 50 photos from the event have been added to the gallery!

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