You've just worked on a film with the telling title Amateur Porn
Star Killer 2. Can you tell us a little about that experience ?
It was definitely quite an experience. Something I had never done
before, and I took it as a new chapter in my book. It was a little bit odd
at first because I wasnít sure how to react. But I guess it came to me
naturally and I took a shot at it. I thought it was a lot of fun. I really
enjoy acting even though itís not a career path right now. Some people
know when they want to do something, and at the time it was something I
wanted to do. I was a single mom and working at the state parks, but also
as a stripper and I was just full of life and wanted to continue adding
more to my already full platter. I wasnít sure about the sex scenes
because I didnít want the label of a porn star. Even though after the
movie I did consider doing a couple pornos due to financial hardship at
the time. With all the excitement I did not end up doing any porn flicks,
Star Killer 2 is actually a pretty disquieting film (disquieting in a
good way, I might have to add), how was the atmosphere on the set and how
(un)comfortable did you feel in your role ?
What made me
feel the most comfortable was the fact that we were shooting in my
apartment at the time. So being at my own home made it really easy.
Actually the most uncomfortable part for me was when I was walking toward
the house in the beginning of the film, which was where my character
supposedly lived. It was just a random personís house and all I could
think was ďoh my god what if someone comes out.Ē I didnít want to
disturb anyone. The other part was when I go running out of the apartment,
and we shot that outside scene of the killer trying to convince me to come
back. It was the middle of the night and lots of creepy people walk around
out there. In fact Shane (Ryan) [Shane
Ryan interview - click here] playing a killer didnít really make me
uncomfortable, it was more of the public around me.
would a nice girl like you star in a film called Amateur Porn
Star Killer 2 ?
HahahaÖ. Oh sorry, yea Iím not
all that nice. I mean Iím nice but I can be a bitch. I was in this movie
for a new life experience. Iím a pretty free-spirited person and I take
life as it comes at me. It just so happened that Shane and I crossed paths
and were both interested in making this film happen. Acting is fun,
especially when you have a fun person to work with.
You actually also received a co-writing credit
on Amateur Porn
Star Killer 2. How big was your actual creative
input on the film's plot, and how much of a written script did the film
actually have and how much was improvised ?
Pretty much the
whole movie was improvised. There really wasnít a script to go off of,
just the creative aspect that we thought of along the way. I think
thatís what makes this film a work of art. I canít really say how much
I put into it. Shane had the whole movie in his head, I basically made
suggestions and created ideas that I believed would help. My ideas
complimented his and we were able to work through each one pretty easily.
I believe that you have to have a creative bond with the person youíre
working with to make the art real and true to what you want.
While I wouldn't
label Amateur Porn
Star Killer 2 as hardcore porn movie as such,
some of the sex scenes are quite explicit. How easy or difficult was it
for you to have actual intercourse on camera ?
Ok, the good
part was that Shane [Shane Ryan
interview - click here] and I got to know each other and talked a lot about
the film before shooting it. I watched the first one with him, and a
couple of his other films and we went from there. The thought that made me
uncomfortable was that certain people might see the film. Certain people
that I wouldnít want seeing it. But I got over that pretty quick, and as
far as nudity and sex, well it's all natural anyways and it has already
been put out there. It's something I had never done before, but felt
confident enough to do it. I didnít have anything to lose by doing that
sex scene, so I went for it. NOW it would be uncomfortable because I just
recently got married. For example the other day I went to do a scene for
another movie for my friend (which Shane is also acting in) where I was
supposed to kiss Shane. And said ďwait a minute? On the lips?Ē I
personally would feel comfortable doing it, but I donít think my husband
would. I like acting so to me it wouldnít be a big deal because Iím
acting. So it was a fake kiss, cheek to cheek shot from an angle where you
couldnít tell. It was quite hilarious because the director of this movie
had just watched us in a hardcore sex scene, and then we wouldnít even
do a kiss on the lips for this shot.
Did you have any
film experience prior to Amateur Porn
Star Killer 2, or any theatre
experience, and what's your whole background ?
I have done
a lot of school plays, a couple of city plays and just some screwing
around with friends on camera. Iíve done very little modeling. But Iím
an open person, Iím the type that even though I donít have a good
voice Iíll get up and sing karaoke or dance in front of a crowd.
Thatís the other part, I am also a belly dancer and I used to be an
exotic dancer. So performing has always been a passion and a hobby of
mine. Iíve always gotten a kick out of playing a different person. But
Iím really just your average Jo living life, with little side
experiences and I hope there are more to come.
Any future projects lined up ?
I just recently
finished shooting a scene for Jerell Grayís new movie. It was me and my
friend Alyssa doing the opening credits and ending. Iím on a leash and
Alyssa is my master who whips me when I speak. It was a lot of fun
especially because I got to play with fake blood. Which I then attempted
to smear all of over Shane by means of asking him for a hug. He didnít
like that. Then I also shot a scene for APSK3. I know Iím
supposed to be dead but thatís the fun of it. It was once again Alyssa
and I, and we were smearing blood all over each other and basically going
crazy, saying that we wanted the killer to come kill us and have sex with
us. It was a very menacing scene, but I think it will look great in this
sequel (itís for the 3D version that the distributor asked Shane to do
which he decided to make campy and bloody, his other version of APSK3
is still serious and bloodless, there will be like 3 versions altogether,
lol). Then I shot another scene for Jerell, itís the kissing scene with
Shane. See, we shot it once but then Jerell accidentally taped over it.
Because it was his birthday that day and everybody got drunk that night
apparently (I wasnít there for that part) and started messing around
with the camera, lol. So, we have to shoot that scene again!
have a website/mySpace/whatever else you would like to share with
the world ?
You can find me at:
You can email me at
Be wary though, Iím very careful about who I add, and my profiles are
private! Just make sure you let me know who you are and your purposes.
Some actors/actresses that have really influenced
Majandra Delfino has inspired me to be myself. Bettie Page has inspired
the wild side of me. Milla Jovovich has given that bad ass action chic
perspective. Also Julia Stiles offers that innocence and evil side all in
one. I really love her as an actress. Robin Williams is my all time
favorite and hope to meet him some day.
Your favourite kind of movies ?
whether its cheesy, psychological or sometimes downright gory. I really
love dramas, and action sci-fiís. My favorite is a movie that makes me
tick. A movie that makes me want to put a puzzle together.
really liked - both recent and all-time favourites ?
Secretary, who couldnít love the love sick romance in it. Rules of
Attraction, let's just say it, the movie's quite honest. Event
thought of creating a black hole to fold space is just plain awesome.
Gattaca is just great. One Hour Photo, that guy can act! Identity, ooohhh
I love studying the mind of split personality.
else I have forgotten to ask but you're really dying to tell us ?
just ate at The Habit, and man my stomach feels so good!!! Yea and people
who camp at State Parks, STOP sh*tting in the showers and the drains! STOP
bitching about 8 bucks to enter, just STOP. You guys are whiney and itís
awfully annoying. And little boys and girls at Gav donít ask me to save
the baby birds anymore, they all fall out of their nests. I tried but the
stupid moms pushed them back out. Alyssa I still think youíre a bloody
f*cking pirate bunny and I want some schnops! Thank you. Muhahahahahahaha!
for the interview.
Thank you :)