Your new movie Blood
Soaked - in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell
us about your character in it?
Lesbians, Nazis, and zombies. I play Sadie the loveable yet merciless zombie-hoarding bad
Your character - what did
you draw upon to bring her to life ... and seriously, how much fun was it
to play an absolute psychopath like her?
Before we would shoot, I would rock out
to Alice in Chains. It’s not like I find them sadistic, just awesome,
and they helped me get into my head. I flipping loved playing Sadie, it
was kind of therapeutic to just let my rage flag fly free.
you heard what Blood
Soaked was about, what were your immediate reactions?
Well, my first reaction was… Ok if you say
so, let’s do it, and how much blood am I and the kitchen going to be
name might be already be a dead giveaway, but you are also privately
linked to your director Peter Grendle [Peter
Grendle interview - click here] - so what can you tell us about him,
what was your collaboration like ... and of course, how did you two hook
up in the first place?
For starters Peter is my most favorite human on
earth. He is so talented, smart, kind, loving, motivated, and all the
other mushy things a wife can say about one’s husband. Our collaboration
is “almost” effortless… I just play the part of the one grounded in
everyday life, and hopefully keep him in check just a little. As for our
“hook up” - we were just your average teenagers who ran away to art
school in New Mexico, met, fell in love, got married, decided to make
movies together in the desert, and live happily ever after.
Do talk about the shoot as such
for a bit, and the on-set atmosphere?
Shoot days all started the same, eggs, bacon,
hash browns, coffee, and bloodying up Heather Wilder [Heather
Wilder interview - click here]. The set was always a good
time, hot, covered in Karo Syrup, avoiding ants, and peeing on the side of
the road. The day always ended with much needed shower, beer, dailies, and
whatever the hell we managed to scrape together for dinner. Good times.
projects you'd like to share?
Whatever my wonderful husband throws at me I
guess. I am sure it won’t be
long before he has me running around the desert or such covered in fake
blood. Until then just hanging out at home with our kiddos.
What got you into acting
in the first place, and did you receive any formal education on the
I have been acting since I was a kid, studied
it all throughout school. Tried the agent thing for a hot minute, then
decided to go to college for theatre. I changed my mind on getting an
acting degree last minute, and instead got my BFA in Technical Theatre
with a specialization in lighting design. So now I get abused as an
actress and electrician.
What can you tell us about your acting
experiences prior to Blood
I did a lot of stage acting, and some
film. My favorite has and will always be my time in the land of comedic
How would you describe yourself as an
actress, and some of your techniques to bring your characters to life?
I like to approach things raw, and as fresh as
possible. That is after all how we approach everyday life. I don’t wake
up and rehearse my day, I just live it.
(and indeed actors) who inspire you?
I don’t know… I just like it when I lose an actor to a part, and
forget who they are in real life. I do adore Judy Garland…
I am a sucker for all things zombies, horror, musicals, and Disney.
... and of course, films you really deplore?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
We have a rule in our house if we don’t like
it give it 20 minutes then turn it off. So I forget them pretty easily.
website, Facebook, whatever else?
None of the above, you just have to adore me
Anything else you're
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
I wish I knew how to dance, and I don’t care
for dogs. ;-)
for the interview!