While Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game may be about, well, the man who saved the game (Roger Sharpe – played here by Mike Faist), the story also involves a complex supporting lead in the form of his partner Ellen. To mark the film’s release we had the pleasure in speaking to the actress who brings the character to life, Crystal Reed.

Reed talks to us about the importance is having a layered role to work with, and her experience meeting the real life woman the role is based upon. She also talks about collaborating with Faist, and of course, we speak about that moustache. She also looks back over a career that has included credits such as Swamp Thing and Teen Wolf, while looking ahead, and where she hopes her career will take her.

Watch the full interview with Crystal Reed here:


An unsettled writer with a fantastic mustache, Roger Sharpe finds solace and confidence in the one thing he’s mastered: pinball. He soon learns the game is illegal in 1970s New York City when a police raid destroys the only machines he can find. Learning what it means to take a chance, Roger embarks on a crusade to save the game he loves the most.

Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game is out now.