Your upcoming movie Axeman 2: Overkill - in a few words,
what's it going to be about, and what can you tell us about your character
It's an 80's style horror flick with lots of humor,
gory kills and fun dialog. The character Fannie Ray Baker who I play is
seemingly well-intended conservative evangelical do gooder hiking through
a place called Cutlerís Creek for a coupleís Christian camp where the
film takes place.
How much of Fannie Rae Baker, the
Łber-biblethumper, do you find in yourself, and what will you draw upon
to bring your character to life?
When getting in character for
Fannie, I will draw upon the overbearing beat the bible over your head
mentality that others mention or think of when thinking ď‹ber Bible ThumperĒ. Getting a little radical about the bible and taking the words
farther than the way God intended. Iíve been around all sorts of
Christianity growing up and this leads me to feeling content with
researching and playing the role of Fannie perfectly.
How did you get hooked
up with the project in the first place?
via the coordinators of this project through email, as most roles get
pitched to me that way. I was more compelled to do this role because of
the story line including Christianity and horror, not to mention I like
that my character is a wife as well. This was a character I could see
myself having personal growth with.
What can you
tell us about your director Joston Theney [Joston
Theney interview - click here], and what is your collaboration
like so far?
Jostonís first love is horror, so I know this will be an impactful film in horror history. Fans
of horror will equally make Axeman 2: Overkill one to remember. The
collaboration thus far has been easy, keeping things simple and focused is
what this production crew seems to be about. I like that the drama is kept
for horror fans on the big screen and not on set.
As far as I know, the film's still in
pre-production as we speak - so how do you prepare for the shoot?
Practicing lines with the cast
is the most important part to me and letís not forget reciting lines for
a couple hours in front of the mirror which I donít mind ;) The
designers, wardrobe, hair and makeup finish the rest of the look with
clothing and makeup. Usually Iím the one in charge of over-seeing the
finished look, Iím glad I only have to focus on the tone and Fanniesís
character being portrayed through myself.
future projects beyond Axeman 2: Overkill you'd like to share?
Currently working on other
supporting character roles that are not horror-based films, details to
Axeman 2: Overkill is your feature film debut - what got you
into acting in the first place, what can you tell us about your previous
acting experiences, and did you receive any formal training on the
I got into acting when I took
part in a play in grade school when I played the female main character
role and my male main character supporting my part forgot his lines so I
had to apply improv to help my fellow young actor smoothly complete the
scene in the middle of the play. From there show choir helped me continue
performing in front of audiences and many other acting, dancing, and
singing activities I took part in. I continue to develop my acting
abilities so that now I am ready to play characters that challenge my
emotions. I will always be open-minded to having an acting coach help me
for a specific role to really have a focus to WOW others who will be
watching the characters I play in their anticipated future feature films.
Even though I'm sure you're tired of being
asked about it - a few words about Teen Mom and your involvement in
Teen Mom was great for me to be
apart of, I did it for the right reasons of showing that teen parents can
overcome the struggles and hardships and continue to make a bright future
for their families, I was happy to show my faults through the
transitioning ages of 16 to 23 years old as watching all the seasons
helped me become the best parent I can be currently. I was happy to make a
successful reality TV spin-off show from 16 & Pregnant and take part
in many more reality shows from there.
Other career highlights you want to share?
I think becoming my own
brand as "Teen Mom" came to an end, a persona outside of being a stereo
typed teen mom was an unexpected highlight in my career.
(and indeed actors) who inspire you?
I was inspired at a young age
by Jim Carrey, Shirley Temple, Jaime Presley, Farrah Fawcett, Sophia
Loren, Sandra Bullock, and Angelina Jolie. Cameron Diaz.
Some notables: Silence of the Lambs, Saw
1, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, and The Breakup.
... and of course, films you really deplore?
The Hangover, Nebraska, others similar to the sort.
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
Connect with me for exciting
sneak peaks and great events! @F1Abraham_Official for Instagram,
F1abraham on Twitter, fandsabraham on Facebook. My website as well
and check out the Axeman
you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
I have to just shout
I canít wait for you to
meet Fannie Ray Baker! Axeman 2- Overkill! God bless!
for the interview!
Thank you J