Are you easy to work with?
NO WAY! LOL! I would not say that I am difficult to work with, but after being in this business for quite some time, having the amount of experience I have as both an actress and producer and paying my dues, I have a standard for the work I will accept. I aspire to be a complete professional and work on professional projects.
I have been blessed to have worked on studio films and network TV where I have had my own trailer, make up artist, etc…but, I have also worked on low budget indies where I brought my own wardrobe and food. For me, it is about the script and the role first and foremost.
I treat each project with respect and expect to be treated with respect in return. I feel that my bar has been set high at this point and I believe we should always aim higher and higher!
What film are you most proud of being associated with?
Kinky Killers, iMurders, SLime City Massacre, At the Sinatra Club, Sprinkles, Choose, Vamp It Out.
How many times have you survived until the end of a film?
Do you know I have never been killed in a horror flick??? That is the joke within the horror film community! What kind of Scream Queen am I, having never been killed?
How does it feel to be a Scream Queen?
SURREAL! Thank you soooo much for acknowledging my B MOVIE GOLDEN COB AWARD 2010 for BEST SCREAM QUEEN of 2009 that I won for SLIME CITY MASSACRE. I am honored to have been nominated alongside such seasoned veterans of the horror and sci-fi genres. I feel like my career is an interesting example of how there really is no exact “formula” in this crazy biz!
I started out in mainstream from Off-Broadway to indie dramas to appearances in TV sitcoms and pilots and, although I have never left mainstream, I was blessed to get a “break” in horror and sci-fi and I am loving every minute of it! I have been so fortunate to gain an incredible fan base and love and support from my genre peers that awards are just “icing on the cake” (Who am I kidding? I cried tears of joy for a month after the nominations were announced!).
In some ways, I feel like I have “arrived” or been “put on the map”, but simply to have my hard work acknowledged, feels like a huge win to me!
You should feel it, I mean, really feel it! Yes, you should feel that scream so deep inside your soul that it is as real as if you are about to be killed or just witnessed someone kill a person you love!
How do you keep in shape?
Well, that is subjective, but THANK YOU! I am never in the shape I would like to be in! I am short and naturally very voluptuous, so I have to work very hard at trying to stay in shape. I have to admit, I love good food and wine.
I work out 5 days a week, eat healthy during the week (no sugar) and drink a lot of green tea. Haha…if it were up to Hollywood, I would lose 10 lbs. for the rest of my life.
This is one of the reasons I love the horror genre…men actually appreciate voluptuous women.
Are there any directors you would like to work with?
Martin Scorsese; Wes Craven; Rob Zombie; James Wan.
What film(s) have you watched the most times?
The Taming of the Shrew, Grease, Pretty Woman, Goodfellas and The Notebook.
What should we look out for in 2011?
I would love to share a few projects that have recently or will soon be released on VOD and DVD: At The Sinatra Club, Slime City Massacre, Dahmer VS. Gacy and Gerald. I have 2 amazing short films that are doing the festival circuit in 2011, so please go check out Sprinkles (see trailer below) and Choose.
My ‘baby’ is Ms. Vampy! Ms. Vampy is America’s funniest, sexiest, sassiest and most high maintenance vampire! Her personality is as big as her hair and is often described as Betty Boop meets Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny. She loves leather and fur and wouldn’t be caught ‘dead’ without high heels! But, there’s much more to this loveable vampiress.
The Ms. Vampy web series in 2009 introduced the comedic and crazy Brooklyn Vampire character that I love to play! The next project for her is another web series Ms. Vampy’s Tween Tawk, Teen Tawk & In Between Tawk. Then, Vamp it out. It is a Halloween / Family/ Comedy for tweens and the pitch is: Elvira meets The Nanny meets The House Bunny meets School of Rock.
Again, my favorite catch phrase from the film is “When faced with fear, dig deep inside, find your inner ‘vamp’ and ‘Vamp It Out!‘.
Have you ever thought about getting a ‘normal’ job?
Oh, honey, there is so much appearance vs. reality in this business! I have worked many ‘normal’ jobs throughout my career to pay the bills or fund my production company and projects. But, if you mean, have I thought about quitting acting? I have and the thought would be the death of me. lol.