Your upcoming movie The Tour
- in a few words, what is it
about, and what can you tell us about your character? And as
American in England playing an American tourist in England, how much of
yourself can we find in Cassie, and what did you draw upon to bring her to
is a supernatural
thriller set in a creepy haunted mansion, the fictional Darkmoor Manor,
located in London, England. My character is Cassie, an adventurous,
mischievous, with bit of a bad/party girl attitude, American tourist
backpacking around Europe with her best friend Morgan. We meet an
extremely attractive tour guide, played by the ever amazing Tom Gordon,
who Cassie canít help but chase after and things start to go very South
Oh man, not much of the everyday me is truly in
Cassie. Cassie is extremely daring, doing things on a whim and taking BIG
risks, where I myself am a bit more reserved and calculated in life. I
tend to try to think things through. For example: I would never jump on
some random hot guyís motorcycle if he invited me to whereas Cassie
would without even blinking an eye. Cassie is basically me when Iím
extremely drunk and not thinking straight. Seriously though! So thatís
kinda what I used to play her: I brought out my uninhibited self. I tried
to dig out all the additional spunk and sass I suddenly gain when drinking
while not actually drinking. Twas tough! :D
How did you get hooked
up with the project in the first place?
CAMERON [Jessica Cameron interview - click here].
Seriously that girl is amazeballs. Sheís a true friend of mine in real
life and someone I had worked with multiple times before in both Intrusive
Behavior and her directorial debut Truth or Dare. She had been in talks
with Damon and Alex for a while about doing their film and when the
original actress they had in mind for my role idnít pan out Ė Jess
strongly suggested me in her stead. I owe that girl a damn good
dinner and drinks, plus some. Truly such a kind thing for her to have done
for me and it ended up being a once in a lifetime experience that I will
What can you
tell us about your directors Damon Rickard [Damon
Rickard interview - click here] and Alex Mathieson [Alex
Mathieson interview - click here], and what was
your collaboration like?
and Alex are truly kind, hardworking, and brilliant people all around. I
couldnít have chosen two better people to have gotten a chance to visit
and work with in London. They were extremely organized, easy going, and
being on set was just AMAZING. Working with a cast and crew from all over
Britain, Europe, and really the world, with so many different accents and
cultures colliding was just... I canít even begin to describe it. It made
me extremely nostalgic for just packing up and moving there on a whim. I
love traveling and I love being in a place with so much diversity. They
call America the Ďmelting potí and after visiting there I call
bullshit on that. England is a TRUE melting pot of epicsauce proportions
in my opinion!
Jessica Cameron, Damon Rickard, Alex Mathieson,
As far as I know, The Tour
was filmed in
a genuinely haunted house - so what can you tell us about working in a
location like that? And what can you tell us about the shoot
as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
say it is in fact haunted. The place has actual tours done weekly there
for tourists and locals, and we even had to break in filming a few times to
let the tours go through. It has a pretty sordid history as well from what
they were telling us. All in all I will say that when I found myself
wandering the house between filming, finding the quiet places within it,
and standing there alone, I did find myself thoroughly creeped out. The
aura of the place made my hair stand to attention on numerous occasions.
The place is definitely on the spooky side but I canít say I saw or
experienced anything in particular that can make me say for sure it is
With Jessica Cameron [Jessica Cameron interview - click here],
you have recently also worked on Truth or Dare
- so what can you
tell us about that movie and your character in it?
Truth or Dare
is a CRAZY BLOOD BATH OF INSANITY THAT IS OVER 9000 and not for
the weak at heart. My poor character, Michelle, gets so beat on throughout
the film, both physically and emotionally, I truly just feel bad for her.
The way the film goes, my character is probably one of the least
mentally unstable of the bunch but that definitely doesnít
help her case or spare her any pain at all through the fim. If youíve
seen pictures of me on set or official stills then you know how bloody and
messed up I get... Truth or Dare
is a non-stop torture fest that will flip
out even the strongest horror fanís stomach!
You just have to talk about your collaboration
with your director and co-star Jessica Cameron
[Jessica Cameron interview - click here]
for a bit, and how did you two first meet up, actually? And based on the
experiences on both The Tour
and Truth or Dare, could you
ever be persuaded to work with her again? ;)
Haha, well I already
mentioned that Jessica is a true friend of mine outside of the acting
world and Iím being very serious about that. We met on set of Intrusive
Behavior and honestly just instantly clicked. We have a lot of the same
qualities, have been through a lot of the same kinds of hardships in life,
while also being vastly different in personality. Jessica is the more
Ďgirly and fashionableí version of myself I always say ;)
We are both hard working
(though truly Jessica is a machine, I donít know how she does all of
what she does and stays sane), blunt, we take our careers seriously, and
try to be genuine non-back stabbing people in an industry that doesnít
support or reward that kind of behavior at all.
We will work together again and again if I have a say in it! There isnít
a person out there I enjoy more, both in working with, as a friend, and
traveling with, than Jess! This England trip really cemented that fact in
So do talk
about the Truth or Dare
shoot as such for a bit!
can I say that hasnít already been said about that shoot? It was crazy,
grueling, and epically amazing. The cast and crew involved with the
project are truly some of the best, most talented people I ever have
worked with. We very quickly became family out there filming for 2 weeks
in that Salton Sea desert. A lot of those people are my close friends now
in real life, like Kiser, and people who I visit with as often as
possible. I will forever be grateful that Jessica gave me the opportunity
to be involved with Truth or Dare.
Any future projects
you'd like to share?
currently working with Jessica Cameron [Jessica Cameron interview - click here], Brandon
Slagle [Brandon Slagle
interview - click here], and Devanny Pinn [Devanny
Pinn interview - click here] on a 3 film, fan interactive, project which will be shot in 3 weeks while
the cast and crew live in an RV trekking and filming across the US! Where
we film is directly affected/mapped out by fan contributions made through
the campaign site which I solely developed. Sound crazy? Thatís because
it is! Check it out: www.killtheproductionassistant.com
This is a project and
campaign like youíve never seen! Iím so excited about it and
especially to be working with this amazing group of very talented people.
Facebook, whatever else?
@SerenityRising on Twitter and Instagram
Anything else you are dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Donít forget: Truth or Dare
AND The Tour
are both screening at this yearís Fright Fest in London! The Tour
will also be screening at The Montreal Horror Film Festival AND
Screamfest in LA!!! How awesome is that? So honored to have been able to
be involved in this film!
Oh and Iím moving to Los Angeles before 2015!
LET THE GAMES BEGIN! :D