Patsy Kensit continues to feel the impact of her performance in the small, independent film, "Twenty-One," which won her raves at the USA Film Festival last spring.
Last week, she started shooting "Prince of Shadows" in Madrid, starring opposite Terence Stamp. The Spanish production has Kensit as a nightclub singer caught up in political intrigue in Franco's postwar Spain in the early 1960s. Pilar Miro directs.
And Kensit has just signed to co-star with Dudley Moore and Robert Griffith ("Withnail & I") in Disney's "Blame It on the Bellboy." The ensemble comedy from producer Steve Abbott ("A Fish Called Wanda") is still being cast, and is due to begin shooting next month.
After "Lethal Weapon 2," in which she played Mel Gibson's ill-fated love interest, Kensit returned to her native England, appearing in several European films. Then she read director/co-writer Don Boyd's script for "Twenty-One," the amorous adventures of a young woman who confides intimate monologues directly into the camera.
"I realized it was a change of direction for me, a role I really wanted to do," she says. "It was very frank, very honest, something a studio would never make. There are not that many good roles for actresses. This was a once in a lifetime part."
It led directly to Disney's "Bellboy" offer, she says--and other offers keep coming in.
When she took the "Twenty-One" role, she says, "I never expected in my wildest dreams that this would happen."