|Owen: I want to hear about your new
creation BLONDEZILLA! And
I want a poster of her. It's very fun.
'Blondezilla' is very fun. That was my
intentions with that project from the beginning.
Its a real tongue in cheek character and
story line. Unfortunately we dont have
posters! But we do have trading cards that have
become a collectors item!!
What does BLONDEZILLA attack? What axe does she have to grind?
Blondezilla basically attacks
the bad guys, but usually by accident or because
they pissed her off by breaking her nail or
stepping on her tail. Shes definitely a
super hero by default. She has the same axe to
grind as any other hot chick: silly boys, PMS,
weight gain, catty girls, aging, missing a good
sale at the mall.
Owen: Tell me about your leading role in the
film 'Screaming Dead' from
Rachael: Screaming Dead was a great experience. I worked with a ton of
wonderful people that I was glad to see everyday
when I went to work. My character was the
plain, level headed girl in the cast.
Thats a nice departure from the roles I
usually get cast in: the seductress, slut,
cheerleader, bimbo, airhead (I guess thats
the same as bimbo). I had a great time playing
that character, but I didnt get to scream
at all! That was a bummer. If youre in a
horror movie, you want to be able to belt out a
few blood-curdling whoppers, yknow?
I am very excited to see Brinke Stevens/Paul
Scrobo's 'Doctor Horror's Erotic House of
Idiots'. In addition to your work
in it, the film also features other R&R
favorites like Debbie Rochon as well as the
delightful Amy Lynn Best. Tell me about your
work in that project?
Rachael: I was
called in to shoot some additional scenes and
fill some hole in Dr. Horrors. It was
totally cool because I got to play a handful of
funny characters. Paul is AWESOME to work with.
He really has it all together and is a real
professional. We laughed a bunch when I shot my
scenes. It was equally as funny to shoot them as
it was to watch.
In 'Deadly Memories'
you worked with the amazing Robert Z'dar from the
'Maniac Cop' movies and many
others. I want to hear about that project
and specifically about working with such an
established cult star as Mr. Z'dar. Was he
aware of his underground icon status?
Rachael: I would
love to sit hear and tell you all my amazing
stories about working with Mr. ZDar, and I
would except that I dont have any because
we didnt actually have any scenes
together!! He is one cool dude though! I wish I
had been able to work with him, but I guess the
next best thing is to be in a film with him! The
project was cool. We shot it in the back woods of
Tennessee. The food on set was good ole down
south home cookin. YUM! I put on a few
pounds on that shoot. It was really hard work.
Super long hours, in a not very comfortable
location. That was the kind of shoot where after
15 hours on set you just lay down on the floor
and go to sleep. You go into survival mode.
Owen: Do you think your association with Playboy
in such videos and TV as 'Playboy's Sexy
Girl Next Door', 'Playboy
Girlfriends II', and 'Sex Court'
have helped or hindered your career in the horror
with Playboy totally helped my career as it would
any girl who works for them. Playboy is a great
thing to have on your resume (unless you want to
be president or marry Oral Roberts). They are a
top-notch company and working with them is the
best on-set experiences Ive had to date.
Owen: So with your Playboy past has all this immersion
into the horror biz been a fluke or did you
orchestrate this career direction for
I wish I could say that I was that
clever and powerful, but I cant. Ive
always been a huge fan of horror. My dream was to
be in horror films. I didnt orchestrate it
per se, I just put it out to the universe and the
universe guided me in the right direction.
Rachael, which camp do you fall
into -- Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kreuger, or
Michael Meyers and why?
Can I pick a different camp? I appreciate Nightmare
on Elm Street, Friday the 13th,
and Halloween. But they are not
the films that scare me the most. I love flix
like The Omen, Amityville
Horror, The Exorcist,
Silence of The Lambs, 28Days
Later, House of 1,000 Corpses.
These films Freak me out!! I guess I like horror
films that are not so formulaic. But if I had to
choose, Id say I fall into the Freddy
Kruger Camp. Because he is pretty campy himself!
What single thing that you have done
gave your career the biggest boost?
with Playboy gave me the biggest career boost.
And after that working with Troma.
Owen: If a woman came to you for advice about
getting into the business what advice would you
Rachael: I would
tell her to RUN!! RUN LIKE THE WIND!! Marry rich,
have kids, be a soccer mom!!!!! No seriously, I
would tell her that persistence is key. Listen to
people advice but dont plan your life
around it. Do what you love, do what feels right,
and dont sell out. But most importantly
ALWAYS be a professional on set. Never be a diva.
Because there are a ton of actresses out there
that would be willing to take over for you. You
dont want to step on anyones toes
because most of the work you get is from people
that youve already worked with. Word of
mouth and recommendation are huge in the indie
horror world. These filmmakers are not going to
the big agencies to get talent. They are looking
for girls that have some kind of credit to their
names and that are easy going and fun to work
with! No J-Los Pah-leeze!
What's something that makes you scream in real
makes me scream more than LEECHES, eeeeew I
cant even stand the sight of them. For me,
watching a nature show on leeches is scarier then
Jason, Freddy , and Mike M all rolled into one!