Hi Vera, why don't you start us off with a visual
and describe the room where you are answering
I'm in my apartment in
Hollywood. I decorated it to look like an Asian
harem. Palm trees... pillows, futon on the
floor... more pillows... it's like this place was
designed for only ONE thing...
Tell me about
your work in the 2003 horror flick 'Strange
Things Happen at Sundown'.
I've been in a lot of crappy movies but... geeze!
The thing I remember most about this flick was
the sheer AMOUNT of blood I wound up laying in
for hours. I'm a redhead and I didn't have to go
touch up my roots after that. The other most
notable and commendable thing about that movie
was that there was NOT ONE GIRL wearing pants in
the whole thing - AND it made sense that no one
did. For example, my character was dressed in her
boyfriend's shirt when she caught the vampire
killing the mentioned boyfriend in the kitchen -
see? no pants.
How did your
title of Scream Queen of the Month title come
quite know. I always thought that scream queens
were girls who were in movies and, well,
screamed! I've NEVER screamed in a movie. I'm a
stuntgirl as well as an actress so I always wind
up either playing the monster or kicking the
monster's ass. Either way I'm sort of always in
either a vampire or zombie flick. I did one last
year where the production didn't care about
zombie makeup continuity so I played four
different (redhead) zombie soldiers. I just ran
out of stuff to do with my hair after awhile.
Let's take that
one step further...suppose that title allowed you
to rule the world -- what are the first couple of
things you would do?
better budget for some of this stuff they shoot
me in. Screw the war! We need to give money to
bad B-movie horror directors so they can afford
to buy more blood to pump out more Tarentino-like
effects from Kill Bill Vol1.
You also work
heavily as a stunt woman and got into that
through Kung Fu. Now what about that martial art
has helped prepare you for the world of movies
zen-like state of mind comes from years of
practicing the art of fighting without fighting
(stuntwork). But seriously, what DOES prepare
anyone for the world of Hollywood? I mean other
than fake boobs and the Jenny crank diet?
Sounds like you
have a couple blood-sucking racy titles with 'Vampire
Playmates' and 'Vampire Heat'...care
to give your fans some more details regarding
those two movies?
actually... and we will never mention them again!
You also appear
at numerous conventions as several characters --
Black Widow, Laura Croft, and Bloodrayne...how
did that sort of gig come about and how do you
relate to fans as that character?
giant gaming geek. Oh don't let my good looks
throw ya! I grew up that girls that everyone said
had the "good personality" or was
"pretty in her own way" - till I got my
ass into a gym. After that the whole privilege to
wear spandex costumes came about and since I was
obsessed with Tomb Raider at the time I decided
to attend my first comic book convention dressed
as Lara... I walked like her in the game and
spoke with a British accent... I was the hit of
that show, I even pissed off Tracy Lords, who was
headlining that show because I was stepping into
her limelight. I can die happy now.
Do you have to
follow certain rules as each of those characters
and if so what are some of the restrictions or
like to wear wigs and prefer to use my own hair.
Since I'm a redhead, there are only so many
characters I can do. Lara, BloodRayne (a costume
which I went HARDCORE and cut my hair into a
bob), and Black Widow are all redheads.
pulling the car into the Vera Vanguard Drive
In...what three horror flicks are on the triple
bill for tonight and what goodies are they going
to be serving up at the concession stand?
StripTease, Titanic - all frightening! I still
shiver every time I hear Celine Dion's voice. The
concession stand would be filled with Pepto,
Milanta and Tums for the inevitable diarrhea.
What scares you
in real life?
and inexperienced producers.
What makes you go
psycho in real life?
down note to end this interview. Hands down -
They we'll end it
by saying thanks for the interview and all the
best to you in the future both in your career and