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What was it like for you, with this being your first major film? Was it scary?
It was really exciting, to be able to do one of Joel Silvers films. When I got the call, I was like so excited. It was fun, it was a great experience.
Have you turned down lots of other projects?
Yeah, I got sent over 100 scripts, and I turned down every single one.
What was it about this one that made you think alright, lets go forward with this?
didnt even read it, just because he (Joel Silver) called I was
just like okay, send me the script, and then I read it, and I really
liked it, and then he sent me Jaume, the directors reel. He did
some really cool
I think it was like a beer commercial in
Are you a fan of horror movies?
Yes, very much.
Have you seen the original HOUSE OF WAX?
Yes, I went and bought it that day. Ours is hotter than that one.
In what way?
Price is not as hot as me and Elisha.
I take it you would prefer to do a modern horror film, then do something that was a period piece?
That would be fun, but this is better.
What are your favorite horror movies?
I love like, the Freddy Krueger movies, those were always so scary and POLTERGEIST. I even like SCARY MOVIE and SCREAM theyre really fun.
How were you on the manner of your death in the film?
I thought it was the coolest death scene in the movie. It looked really good. I was excited about that. (Note: At the screening that I attended, the audience burst into applause during this scene)
Was it really important for you to be able to be killed in the film?
I thought it would it would be fun, if youre in a horror film I think you have to die!
Did you have to be cast for the wax replica?
Yes, I hated it. They put like, straws in my nose, and I couldnt breathe, it was so scary.
How long did that last?
An hour or something.
Whats next for you in terms of feature film projects? Do you have something in the pipeline?
I just finished, I wrapped last week, a movie called BOTTOMS UP, which is a romantic comedy. Now I have a couple of other projects lined up that were doing. And Ill be going to Greece in September to do another film.
Whats your character in BOTTOMS UP?
I play Lisa Mancini, whos like this Italian girl, and her fathers the head of this movie studio, and all this stuff happens. And basically, people think shes going to be stuck up as well, but they find out that she runs her own homeless shelter and she does all these things, and shes sweet and cute.
What was it like going from a horror movie to a romantic comedy?
It was great. It wasnt all bloody and running around freezing in the forest!
This actually wasnt your first horror film was it?
No. I did like something in London, like 8 years ago, it was like a student film .
Was that NINE LIVES?
Mm-hmm. I never even saw it.
Did you have reservations about this because that didnt do too well?
You know, that was like a student film. Someone said it was on dvd
Lions Gate released it and youre all over the cover.
How would you characterize your strip scene? Would you say it was hot?
Really hot, yeah. I was so nervous to do that, because when you see your body really huge, youre like, scared. But it looks really good.
Did you practice?
No. I had my song playing I dont like the song they picked. Sorry Joel.
What song was it?
Screwed. It was like me singing and dancing, so I could dance sexy and feel comfortable. Its my single from my album.
When does your album come out?
Most of your scenes are with Robert Richard. What was it like working with him?
Hes so sweet. I saw him in COACH CARTER. Hes a good actor.
Do you take acting lessons?
For how long?
Ive been doing Meisner for three and half years. But Ive always done like since first grade Ive done every single play, and I was always the lead. As a child Ive grown up always wanting to act.
Why do you like acting?
I just love it, and I love being there, being on set.
Whos your inspiration?
I love Marilyn Monroe.
What was it about her?
I think like me, she didnt really care what anyone thinks, she was happy, smiling, and she just I dont know, I just thought she was always so beautiful, and she just seemed magical.
Do you prefer reality TV or doing movies?
I love both. I love my show THE SIMPLE LIFE. Its fun. I get to be myself. But then its fun to not be myself.
Do you want to act long term?
Yeah. Ill have kids and stuff like that, so Ill only do very few special projects. I just do it because I love it. Im not doing it to be famous or doing it for the money. Im doing it because I love it.
Is there a dream project that you would like to do?
I really want to do a movie with the Farrelly Brothers. Ive seen THERES SOMETHING ABOUT MARY so many times, I just watched it last night. Theyre so funny. All their movies are so good.
Youre cross pollinating over into so many forms of media. Do you worry about overexposure?
Why is that?
me, Im a brand, and thats how I am, Im not categorized as
one thing. I dont know
people love it!
When did you figure out your brand? Who you were going to be?
I always wanted to build a brand, when I was younger like Barbie is a brand. I knew that I could be like that American Princess. I love Princess Diana.
What do you think made the SIMPLE LIFE such a successful show?
I just think its a fun show. You get to see me doing things I would never do. People would love to see me milking a cow, or working at McDonalds, doing all these jobs that I would never do, Ive never had to do these things in my life. I think its funny to see someone so out of their place. I love it, I think its fun to watch.
Are you going to do another season?
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