photo by Francisco José Garcia Morcillo
Your upcoming film Carnivoros - what is it about, and what can you
tell us about your character in it?
Carnívoros is going to
be a crazy film, full of laughter and lots of gory scenes. The film tells
the story of a Heavy Metal band trapped in a small village inhabited by
My character, Pussy, is the
lead singer of the band (“Las Pollas del Metal”). She’s the kind of
girl you would expect to find in a toilet, getting high and having sex
with anyone she finds. In fact, she is pregnant but it is not clear who
the father of the creature is. She is going to be a very funny
member of the crew and I’m sure you’ll have fun with all of her
comments and with all the things she gets to do.
As far as I know, Carnivoros is going to be a rather gory movie - is
that something you are at all fond of?
Sure ! I really enjoy gore
films. It is a very funny sub-genre and I would highly recommend to watch
this kind of films, if your only purpose is having fun and spending a good
The fact of being able to
participate in this kind of films is making a dream come true for me.
With Carnivoros also being a comedy - to what extent can
you identify with the film's brand of humour, and would you at all
describe yourself as a humourous person?
Well, the kind of humor you
can expect from Carnívoros is closely related to the gory facts it
depicts. It’s got nothing to do with a highly intellectually-concerned
comedy. The aim of the film is to amuse those who can understand (and
stand) how funny it can be to see somebody torn into pieces in a fictional
work. Of course, I know it’s not something most of the audiences would
pay to see but I’m sure those who would enjoy so will find it worth
On the other hand, I regard
myself as a very humorous person, and I don’t just refer to the kind of
humor you’ll be able to enjoy in this film. I enjoy and listening to all kinds of jokes and funny
stories with all of my
friends telling. I
tend to share them via Facebook or whatsapp so we all have fun together.
The best thing about funny things is to share them with the ones you appreciate.
How did you get
involved with the project in the first place?
had already gotten in contact with director Manolito Motosierra during the
shooting of the film The Corpse Grinders 3, in which I played one of
the main roles. It could be said that, after that, everything came by
itself. Manolito was very happy with my performance in The Corpse Grinders 3
and he thought
the character of Pussy would fit me. He proposed me to play this role and,
well, you’ll get to see the end of the story once the film is
you tell us about your director Manolito Motosierra and what was your
collaboration like? And how did you hook up in the first place?
Manolito is a very kind person.
He always deals with the scenes so in-depth he can even suggest changes
minutes before shooting. Once he starts a project he can’t stop thinking
of it, he is always willing to improve it.
The first time I met Manolo was
during the celebration of the festival Navidades Sangrientas, which
he organizes in Alicante. Well, everything was quite fast, I was there
with the intention of watching some films, he was looking for a girl for The Corpse Grinders 3 and he just proposed me to be there. It isn’t a really complicated
story to be told, as you can see, hehehehe…
Manolito Motosierra, you previously made The Corpse Grinders 3 - so
what can you tell us about that movie and your character?
The Corpse Grinders 3 is a very funny camp movie
in which you’ll be able to see all kinds of the things you would expect
from a Ted V. Mikels film. In fact, Ted is very happy with the result and
you’ll be able to check it very soon.
In regard to the role I play, she is a strong girl who joins the hero, who is not exactly what could be
considered a “clever boy”. In my opinion I think both characters make
a good combination in all of their scenes, it was a pleasure to work with
the actor Pedro García, who did a great work. In fact I think all of the
characters you’ll see in the movie will have something you’ll find
appealing but, at the same time, I’m afraid you won’t feel sad when
they get finished in a very cruel way…
making The Corpse Grinders 3, were you actually aware of the
original The Corpse
Grinders from 1971 and its 2000 sequel?
The Corpse Grinders 3
might find this surprising, but even though I knew about the existence of
the saga, I had never seen any of the original films. It was once I had
been offered my role in The Corpse Grinders 3 that I got to see both of them. I must admit
I had to get them via internet as, unfortunately, it is quite difficult to
get this kind of films in Spain. However, I had a very good time watching
them and it became one of the biggest motivations I found to prepare my
role in The Corpse Grinders 3.
you tell us about 593 Vidas?
593 Vidas is a very interesting film. It’s a thriller dealing with the
human memory and it’s full of details which refer to our homeland,
Alicante. The film implied an exhausting pre-production task, though I’m
sure the final result will satisfy anyone who has the chance of watching
How did you get
hooked up with that project, and do talk about your collaboration with
director Alex Monserrat for a bit?
photo by Roberto Ramos
The story is not very
surprising. I was informed there was a casting for a film and I decided to
try to get a role in the film, so there I went… Alex did a great job and
I consider it can be clearly seen once you have a look at the final
He was very kind with all of
us, which helped to feel motivated enough to give our best. Everyone was
satisfied with Alex’s task, he had everything under control in every
single moment, a thing which made it much easier to work. We could say
that the shooting worked as a perfectly designed piece of engineering thanks
to Alex and all of his team.
Any other films of
yours/future projects you'd like to talk about?
have been a couple of short films and I hope there will be something else
just before the year ends. I’ll keep you up-to-date about these affairs!
most of your films being of the horror variety, is that a genre you can at
all identify with?
photo by Tomás Czurylo
As I have said, I really love
this genre and I have had great moments watching horror films. In fact,
I’m a big fan of movies such as Evil
Dead or Bad Taste. I
also love the films by Troma,
The Toxic Avenger”being one of
my favorite ones. Luckily, I was able to meet Lloyd Kauffman
Nevertheless, horror is not the
only genre I’m interested in. I also follow other directors, such as
David Lynch or John Waters, though they don’t strictly belong to the
How did you get into acting in the
first place, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?
it wasn’t really on purpose. I come from the modeling world. A friend of
mine suggested me trying a casting for a film… and that’s how
everything started, I got into 593 Vidas, although I hadn’t the
slightest idea about acting.
from an actress, you're also a model. So what can you tell us about
Nereida Lopez, the model?
Being a model just started as a
hobby, I’ve never had the plan of dedicating myself to it professionally.
One day I met a friend who brought a camera, we did some sessions
and the results were quite good, so I fancied doing so. I decided I could
I could take it more seriously so I sent my profile to several modeling
agencies and I was contacted for several different campaigns. I’ve
collaborated in different catalogues and features.
Regarding modeling, I consider
everything has already been invented, one has to be very original to
really make a difference. However, the major amount of inspiration comes
from the past. Some photographers try to capture and depict a lifestyle
and aesthetics I really adore. I also get inspiration from some other
models I admire such as Betty Page, Suzie Parker or Dita von Tesse, who is
much more contemporary.
Modeling and acting - how do
the two compare, and which do you prefer, actually?
It’s a very difficult
comparison. I find being a model easier, photographers help you to pose
and they give you a very clear idea of what they want, though there’s
also space for improvisation and unexpected snapshots.
When it comes to acting, you
have to work with several complicated shades, you have to stop being
yourself to become someone else. It's very enjoyable but also demands hard
work, but getting the results at the end, after hours and hours of
shooting and all those people working on the same project is very
just have to talk about your countless tattoos for a bit!
I’ve loved tattoos ever since
I was a little girl. I got my first tattoo when I was 14, it was a little
spider on my shoulder. As you can see I haven’t stopped since that
moment. It’s true that through all these years I’ve covered some of
them. I don’t think the same nowadays as when I was 14, for example.
Most of my tattoos remind me of
places I’ve visited, important friends, my mum… very meaningful
things, you know.
would you describe yourself as an actress, and what do you draw upon to
bring your characters to life?
my working experience I can say that I love to work hard, even though I
find some roles very difficult to be brought to life. It is in those
moments when I try to listen to the details my coaches give me. I can say
I have been very lucky because I have had the chance to work with
young but very talented coaches. Most of the times the process becomes
very interesting and funny, as I always like to investigate and look at
real-life-models. For instance, Victor Nacher, the actors’ coach
in Carnívoros sent me some videos involving real life junkies and
some TV parodies, so I could be able to take some reference to build my
character, Pussy. I think this has been one of the funniest and most
surrealistic situations I have ever experienced. You should have seen the
first rehearsal sessions, with both Manolo and Victor chasing me around a
room trying to help me get the right tone of voice… I just couldn’t
Actresses (or indeed
actors) who inspire you?
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The actress I admire the most
is Elvira, from the film Elvira: Mistress of Darkness. I’ve loved
her since I was 9.
There are other actresses
though, such as Natalie Wood. They are not only my references but
actresses I really adore because of their ‘savoir-faire’ and hypnotic
presence on the screen. I think being an actress is the result of both
talent and bringing ‘something extra’ to the screens, something that
carves your characters into the audience memory.
Your favourite movies?
are loads of them: The Toxic Avenger,
The Evil Dead, Elvira or
Braindead would be just some of them…
and of course, films you really deplore?
could not think of any, although there are loads of them as well, take it
for granted (lol)
Facebook, whatever else?
Currently I haven’t got any
website or Facebook profile dedicated to my artistic life so… If anyone
feels like helping me with it I’d be more than grateful!
Anything else you are dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
There is a further thing I’d
like to talk about, regarding tattoos. It also deals with music.
I love the band The
Meteors, I really love their music and I go to all of their concerts
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