How did Ibu Karen snag a walk-on role in a new Indonesian film? Was it because her friend Ertanto Ronny Soediskam is the director or maybe because the film stars other friends, Jajang C Noer, Wulan Guritno and Jefri Nichol?

Karen Bailey watches her scene in the film Jakarta Versus Everybody, watched by co-stars Jajang C Noer and Wulan Guritno.

With no training and no rehearsal, Karen’s character ‘western woman’ drove down a jammed Jakarta highway to meet her drug dealer driving the opposite direction and negotiate a deal across the median strip.