far the cutest interview table for miles around (were it not for
them it would have been a bonafide sausage fest), Jessica Lucas and
Laura Ramsey werenít shooting any scenes that day, but squeezed in
an appearance to make the boys in the room smile. Awwwwwww. These
lovely girls play the romantic interests to two of the main
characters in the film. Details are sketchy but Laura divulged that
her characterís livelihood will be determined by the outcome of
the climatic barn battle. Laura was last seen in LORDS OF DOGTOWN
and VENOM, and she can next be seen along Jessica in the upcoming
film SHE'S THE MAN, a modern day remake of Shakespeareís TWELFTH
NIGHT. Take it away ladiesÖ
us about your characters?
Jessica: I play Kate and sheís Pogueís girlfriend in the movie and sheís the wealthiest girl at Spencer and sheís really popular and knows everybody and everything about everybody at school. Sarah comes in and is her new roommate and she sort of takes her under her wing and shows her the ropes. Sheís also really intrigued by Chase, the other new kid, which gets her into a bit of trouble with her boyfriend.
Ok, hi, Iím Laura Ramsey. I play Sarah and my character is the new
girl at school from the
us about these sets?
Laura: This set? Well, today theyíre doing a lot of the flying rig stuff. I donít get to do a lot of the flying in the movie, which, Iím like, jealous, because everyone else gets to do it. But yeah, I donít know. You tell them, you do rig stuff, right?
Yeah, I did some of the rig stuff forÖ When I get a spell put on
me, I levitate, where I go like this and then they want me doing
like circles in the air. So weíre actually going to shoot that
under water. The night after this, Iím training to be under water
where you canít come up for breath. You have to have a respirator
come and, you know, you breath under water.
you the girl that floats in the barn in the finale?
Yeah. So theyíre going to shoot that so I had to go get a body
cast so that when I levitate, Iíll be on a harness, but my back
will be straight. Otherwise you go like this. So, I levitate, and
then thereís another scene where Iím floating in air with my
clothes on. So theyíre going to shoot it under water where my
clothes look like, and my hair is floating. So Iím training to do
that right now.
Did your background have anything to do with aerobics and flying through the air that helped to get you the part?
Not really, no, but I was involved with dancing and itís not super
hard. I donít know, if youíre not scared of heights, once you
get used to being up in the air, Iíve done it a couple of times.
And I like to takes risks. I donít know about other people, you
might be kind of scaredÖ
No, no. I wish I was doing it. I totally wish I was doing it. I
think it looks like fun.
do you like shooting in
I love shooting in Montreal. Itís snowing for the first time today, so itís very exciting.
Weíve been exploring the city at night and going out a lot.
Itís, I grew up in Vancouver, so Iím Canadian, but Iíd never been to
getting used to cold weather?
No, because Iím fromWisconsin, so it kind of reminds me from home. I really like it, a lot.
Todayís the first day of snow too, so it hasnít been that bad. I
was expecting it to be a lot colder and snow a lot sooner, so it
hasnít been too bad. When we first got here, it was really warm,
it was like summerÖ
It was nice, and then we were supposed to shoot, thereís a rave
scene thatís all shot outside and it was supposed to be the end of
the summer, going back to school, and we ended up shooting it in
like 20 degree weather. It was freezing cold and everyoneís
breathe was showing. We had to be out dancing, having a good time,
and everyoneís breath was showing. It was soooo cold. But, other
have you both enjoyed working with Renny?
Rennyís great. Heís awesome. He just likes to have fun and he
keeps everyone ambitious.
Jessica: Yeah, heís really laid back and his shots are really, heís very visual. Having that experience on this kind of movie, heís bringing so much to it that I think that maybe a new director might not be able toÖ
He seems to introduce his own vernacular, terms such as super cool and more super sexyÖ
were wondering if there was a difference between super cool and
super extra cool?
Heís good at giving us the praise.
of any of Rennyís movies?
Die Hard 2 was good. I remember watching like Cliffhanger when I was
Yeah, Cliffhanger was good.
Yeah, weíre fans.
up any French?
Yeah, I have, a little bit. I know, like, not very much, but Iím
getting better at it. Iím more comfortable saying ďmerciĒ and
ďbonjourĒ and ďmerci beaucoupĒ and, yeah, I grew up in
Canada so I had to take French in high school so I know a little bit but I
canít speak it. Itís been interesting trying to keep up with the
Renny ever lapse into French when heís directing or anything?
Well, everybody in the crew speaks French, so itís a little hard
to understand. Theyíll always speak French and then Iím like,
ĎWhat,í and then theyíll repeat it in English for us. But, we
can kind of understand a little bit what theyíre saying, but not
difficult sequence so far?
Jessica: For me, the shower scene. Not that it was difficult to act, but it was my first time being, you know, they closed the set and to be partially naked. No one saw, but itís just, like, uncomfortable. So, that was it for me. And the rave scene because it was so cold and I was wearing a belly shirt and a jean skirt and converse. I was super cold, but I made it through, survived.
The rave scene for me, just because it was the most uncomfortable as
far as weather and stuff. But I havenít, most of my difficult
scenes are coming up next week, so I havenít shot them yet.
scenes are coming up?
I just have, like my big scenes with her in the dorm room. I have a
lot of dialogue where I have a big fight coming up with my
boyfriend, stuff like that. For some reason, all my scenes ended up
coming up at the end.
you all hang out with the guys?
We all hang out.
We just go out all together and have a good time.
Yeah, and Renny will come out and the wardrobe people. We all go out
projects lined up?
We just did a movie together in the summer called Sheís the
Itís coming out in March, soÖ
Yeah, itís Dreamworks.
Itís a soccer movie too. Itís got a lot of soccer.
Iíve been going back and forth a lot too to LA for auditions and
test for things, so fingers crossed for the next thing coming along.
I donít have anything for sure.
for anything big?
Exorcism of Emilyís Rose, is thatís what itís called?
be Emily Rose?
Yeah. It would be cool to play that part.
My dream role would be to do something like what Charlize Theron did
in Monster, like totally transform yourself, looking like somebody
completely different, being totally differentÖ It means something
a lot, that you feel challenged, that would be my dream role.
Something really dramatic and intense.
Laura: This stuff is dramatic, but you try to dig and you get it out and youíre talking about spells and, you know, everything. Never mind. (giggles)
movies and favorite horror movies?
Mine would beÖ Mothman Prophecies. Itís scary and it scared the
shit out of me.
You know what movie scared me, The People Under the Stairs.
I did a horror movie called Venom that was in theaters.
came and went real quick.
Jessica: Itís too bad, I wanted to see it.
(Laughs) Well, I knew you were in itÖ
this gonna be scary?
I think so, yeah.
Itís really dark. Thereís hardly any light.
Laura: Itís like a thriller, itís like in the shower scene youíre like [gasp!] and then all of the sudden Iíll be on camera, the camera will be here and Iíll turn around and it will be nobody and then Iíll turn around again and Reed is standing there! So, when Iím in the shower and Iím bending down looking down at glass behind me, thereís a floating black object above me. So the audience will be likeÖ
Jessica: Thereís a lot of scary, jumpy moments that will be like a thriller I think.
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