Let's start with the basics. Where did you grow
up - and to make it a little interesting, what is
your most unusual childhood memory?
I was born and raised in the 908 area of New
Jersey, and I still haven't forgiven my parents
for duping me into going on Space Mountain when I
was 5. I thought I was waiting in line for the
magic tea cup ride. They still think this is
What twisted demon infected you with the show
business bug? (It's such a beautiful, crazy,
would be Miss Piggy. I wanted to be her when I
Do you have a favorite genre to work in? Comedy!?
Horror!? A combo of the two!?
I love dark comedy. I also love dark chocolate.
Coincidence!? I think not.
was your 'Charmed' experience?
Rose McGowan is da' lady!! (And so are you, of
Rose McGowan touched my butt. It's a fact. I was
having a hard time getting off this large couch,
and she offered a helping hand. - On my butt.
Your character, Tracy, goes through some major
trauma in 'Rest Stop'. Were
there any tense moments on the set for you?
The torture sequence was a pretty organic
experience because I was physically restrained to
the table. They wrapped these shackles around my
neck, ankles, and wrists, and used a drill to
secure them. And then I realized I had to go to
the bathroom. I just kept my mouth shut, and the
pained expressions came naturally.
is a Rolling Stones fan. Are you a rock-n-roll
woman, yourself? If so - or if not- what is your
favorite band and/or recording artist?
Are you kidding? At 14, I was thrown out of the
Roseland Ballroom in NY for crowd surfing at a
Juliana Hatfield show. Nowadays, I listen to Lake
Trout, Low vs. Diamond, Spoon, etc. And I leave
the crowd surfing to the whippersnappers.
'Rest Stop' is a gruesome,
balls-to-the-wall ride. I dug it! Do you have any
favorite memories about appearing in this - ahem
- quaint and quiet flick?
The best part, hands down, was throwing up all
that blood. The entire camera crew was draped in
plastic. I felt like Gallagher.
I am so psyched that you are in 'The
Believers' remake. (I bet you are, too!)
Can you give us any info about the production
(who you're playing etc...) or are you sworn to
I can tell you that the title is misleading. It's
actually not a remake - which has been confusing
to everybody. The film is about a mathematical
cult on the brink of mass suicide. I play a mom
conflicted over whether or not the mass suicide
is a good idea for my daughter. You know -
typical motherly concerns.
When you are an old granny spilling stories to
your kin, what major career goals would you have
liked to have met?
If I could work with Christopher Guest, I'll be a
Lastly, do you have any upcoming projects
(besides 'The Believers') or
thoughts on the world at large that you'd like to
share with us?
next project is going back to Jersey for the