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By 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 weren’t 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 character’s 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 Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT. Take it away ladies…

Jessica Lucas

Laura Ramsey

Tell us about your characters?

Jessica: I play Kate and she’s Pogue’s girlfriend in the movie and she’s the wealthiest girl at Spencer and she’s 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. She’s also really intrigued by Chase, the other new kid, which gets her into a bit of trouble with her boyfriend.

Laura: Ok, hi, I’m Laura Ramsey. I play Sarah and my character is the new girl at school from the Boston public school. She comes to this school because she thinks she can get into Harvard. It’s a private school, so she’s new to everyone with money and she doesn’t come from a money family. And she’s roommates with Kate and they… And then I like Steven, I mean Caleb, his character Caleb, and Sebastian, the new guy at school, is the bad guy and they get in fights and I get a spell put on me. He tries to take Caleb’s powers away and uses me against Steven’s character Caleb…I don’t know, tries to kill me to get his power but, there we go… (giggling)

Tell us about these sets?

Laura: This set? Well, today they’re doing a lot of the flying rig stuff. I don’t get to do a lot of the flying in the movie, which, I’m like, jealous, because everyone else gets to do it. But yeah, I don’t know. You tell them, you do rig stuff, right?

Jessica: Yeah, I did some of the rig stuff for… 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 we’re actually going to shoot that under water. The night after this, I’m training to be under water where you can’t come up for breath. You have to have a respirator come and, you know, you breath under water.

Are you the girl that floats in the barn in the finale?

Jessica: Yeah. So they’re going to shoot that so I had to go get a body cast so that when I levitate, I’ll be on a harness, but my back will be straight. Otherwise you go like this. So, I levitate, and then there’s another scene where I’m floating in air with my clothes on. So they’re going to shoot it under water where my clothes look like, and my hair is floating. So I’m 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?

Jessica: Not really, no, but I was involved with dancing and it’s not super hard. I don’t know, if you’re not scared of heights, once you get used to being up in the air, I’ve done it a couple of times. And I like to takes risks. I don’t know about other people, you might be kind of scared…

Laura: No, no. I wish I was doing it. I totally wish I was doing it. I think it looks like fun.

How do you like shooting in Montreal?

Laura: I love shooting in Montreal. It’s snowing for the first time today, so it’s very exciting.

Jessica: We’ve been exploring the city at night and going out a lot. It’s, I grew up in Vancouver, so I’m Canadian, but I’d never been to Montreal so I’d always wanted to come here.

Hard getting used to cold weather?

Laura: No, because I’m fromWisconsin, so it kind of reminds me from home. I really like it, a lot.

Jessica: Today’s the first day of snow too, so it hasn’t been that bad. I was expecting it to be a lot colder and snow a lot sooner, so it hasn’t been too bad. When we first got here, it was really warm, it was like summer…

Laura: It was nice, and then we were supposed to shoot, there’s a rave scene that’s 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 everyone’s breathe was showing. We had to be out dancing, having a good time, and everyone’s breath was showing. It was soooo cold. But, other than that…

How have you both enjoyed working with Renny?

Laura: Renny’s great. He’s awesome. He just likes to have fun and he keeps everyone ambitious.

Jessica: Yeah, he’s really laid back and his shots are really, he’s very visual. Having that experience on this kind of movie, he’s bringing so much to it that I think that maybe a new director might not be able to…

He seems to introduce his own vernacular, terms such as super cool and more super sexy…

Laura: Super-duper! (Laughs)

We were wondering if there was a difference between super cool and super extra cool?

Laura: Probably not.

Jessica: He’s good at giving us the praise.

Fan of any of Renny’s movies?

Laura: Die Hard 2 was good. I remember watching like Cliffhanger when I was younger.

Jessica: Yeah, Cliffhanger was good.

Laura: Yeah, we’re fans.

Picking up any French?

Jessica: Yeah, I have, a little bit. I know, like, not very much, but I’m getting better at it. I’m more comfortable saying “merci” and “bonjour” and “merci beaucoup” and, yeah, I grew up in Canada so I had to take French in high school so I know a little bit but I can’t speak it. It’s been interesting trying to keep up with the French language.

Does Renny ever lapse into French when he’s directing or anything?

Jessica: Well, everybody in the crew speaks French, so it’s a little hard to understand. They’ll always speak French and then I’m like, ‘What,’ and then they’ll repeat it in English for us. But, we can kind of understand a little bit what they’re saying, but not really.

Most 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 it’s 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.

Laura: The rave scene for me, just because it was the most uncomfortable as far as weather and stuff. But I haven’t, most of my difficult scenes are coming up next week, so I haven’t shot them yet.

What scenes are coming up?

Laura: 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.

Do you all hang out with the guys?

Laura: Yeah.

Jessica: We all hang out.

Any good anecdotes?

Jessica: We just go out all together and have a good time.

Laura: Yeah, and Renny will come out and the wardrobe people. We all go out and…

Other projects lined up?

Laura: We just did a movie together in the summer called She’s the Man. It’s based on the 12th Night by Shakespeare, but nowadays in high school. It’s like the love triangle between, I don’t know if you’re familiar with the 12th Night at all. Olivia, and Amanda Bynes is the lead, so she dresses as Viola and then switches with her twin brother, Sebastian. And she plays Amanda’s best friend and I played Olivia.

Jessica: It’s coming out in March, so…

Laura: Yeah, it’s Dreamworks.

Jessica: It’s a soccer movie too. It’s got a lot of soccer.

Laura: I’ve 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 don’t have anything for sure.

Auditioned for anything big?

Laura: Exorcism of Emily’s Rose, is that’s what it’s called?

To be Emily Rose?

Laura: Yeah. It would be cool to play that part.

Dream role?

Laura: 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 different… It means something a lot, that you feel challenged, that would be my dream role.

Jessica: Something really dramatic and intense.

Laura: This stuff is dramatic, but you try to dig and you get it out and you’re talking about spells and, you know, everything. Never mind. (giggles)

Favorite movies and favorite horror movies?

Laura: Mine would be… Mothman Prophecies. It’s scary and it scared the shit out of me.

Jessica: You know what movie scared me, The People Under the Stairs.

Laura: I did a horror movie called Venom that was in theaters.

It came and went real quick.

Laura: Real quick.

Jessica: It’s too bad, I wanted to see it.

Laura: Yeah right.

Jessica: (Laughs) Well, I knew you were in it…

Is this gonna be scary?

Laura: I think so, yeah.

Jessica: It’s really dark. There’s hardly any light.

Laura: It’s like a thriller, it’s like in the shower scene you’re like [gasp!] and then all of the sudden I’ll be on camera, the camera will be here and I’ll turn around and it will be nobody and then I’ll turn around again and Reed is standing there! So, when I’m in the shower and I’m bending down looking down at glass behind me, there’s a floating black object above me. So the audience will be like…

Jessica: There’s a lot of scary, jumpy moments that will be like a thriller I think.

THE COVENANT opens on September 8th. Check out its OFFICIAL SITE!

Source: AITHJoBlo.com

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