Brian: Who were your first
performing influences - The 'Full House' girls - Suzanne Somers' ads - A talented relative
who offered encouragement and hope?
first performing influences were 'The
Carol Burnett Show', 'The
Incredible Hulk' and 'Showboat'.
Now I love James Dean and of course Audrey
Hepburn. I am still incredibly inspired by the
movie 'Psycho'! Everything
inspires me, I hope to direct someday.
Is there a particular aspect of show business you
enjoy the most (IE: acting, modeling, voice over)
or they all equally important?
truly LOVE every aspect of show business, but
acting will always be first in my heart. I love
to sing; soon I'll be coming out with my own
music video. I've learned this business helps me
express myself creatively on every level.
You have worked on many different kinds of acting
projects. Besides budget, what would you say is
the biggest difference between working on a major
production like 'Hardball' as
compared to a smaller one such as 'Silent
When you're working on a Major production the
bigger stars set the tone. The set is usually off
limits to other cast members watching actor's
scenes. This all varies depending on how cool the
director is. A great director can make or break
appears 'Silent Scream' was
filmed as 'The Retreat'. 'Silent
Scream' is definitely a catchier title
in the long run, I suppose. What do you think of
the title switch?
In show business, everything changes in the blink
of an eye. So I've adapted well to change. 'Silent
Scream' is definitely a catchier title.
and the entire cast of 'Silent Scream' were
secluded on an island during filming. What was
the most enjoyable bonding moment you had with
your fellow performers while on location?
Carey: The cast and crew all got along pretty well. We
played a game called "I dare you". One
crew member stood on a chair and recited
"I'm a little tea pot", others had to
strip down to their undergarments and jump in the
snow! We filmed a lot of scenes at night. A few
jokesters got together and scared the devil out
of each other on the long way back through the
woods, to the bathrooms in the trailer.
have the best death scene in 'Silent
Scream'. What was it like working with
the special effects and having a leg up on the
competition, as it were?
special effects were my favorite part of the
movie. They had to keep the blood heated and I
loved playing with it. When the snares ripped my
legs apart, I had to jump up and do the splits in
the air about 50 times. During my death scene, my
torso and legs were buried under the snow. The
crew made sure to bundle me up, and they put
about 20 heat packs in my snowsuit. I remember
being buried and looking up at my leg and
thinking, somebody please pinch me - this all
looks and feels TOO real!
Was the set of 'Silent Scream' as
cold as it looked or were some of the snowier
Springs, MI is very beautiful, especially in the
summer. The winters on the other hand are
unbearable!! It was freezing beyond belief, but I
still snuck out to see the other actor's scenes.
FYI: Blowing snow has a way of working itself
through your snow suit!!
If you could develop the perfect project for
yourself what would it be?
The perfect project for me would be anything
directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Seeing that it will
never happen, I've decided on an action packed
psychological thriller. I am very athletic and I
love special effects! The bloodier the better!
Unless sharks are involved! I am terrified of
them!!! (Shark week is airing this week, at this
point I'm scared to go in the bathtub!)
Lastly, any future projects or words of wisdom
(IE: Don't flirt in a pink snowsuit when a killer
is on the loose) that you'd like to leave us
with? And thanks for doing this! It's been a
Carey: I'm a Private Eye; my Husband & I own Eye Spy
investigations in Fraser, MI. We appear on the
Maury Povich show as expert investigators on
cheating spouses. I'm also a Macomb County
Commissioner; I was elected in November 2006. I
do a ton of commercials; I have one coming up for
the Humane Society. As of right now I am securing
my movie deals for a psychological thriller and a
biography and will be filming in spring 2008.
Details to follow!!!- Lastly a word of wisdom: If
you DO happen to get killed, make sure it's in a
lower budget gore/slasher flick, so you can come
back and kick butt or chase rabbits, no
explanation needed. LOL!!!