Owen: Hi Angelique, how was your
Angelique: Fun! My favorite
holiday. I'd dress up even if I had no place to
go. I guess that's part of why I'm an actress.
Owen: Before we get started, do
you have a scariest Halloween memory?
Angelique: None that I can think
of. I wish my Halloweens were scarier than
they've been. I'm probably the one doing the
Owen: Youre getting fantastic reviews for the
high school revenge flick Bad
Reputation. Its being
described as a little bit Carrie,
a little bit I Spit On Your Grave,
and a dash of May.
Would you consider that an accurate
combination or would you describe it using a
different set of ingredients?
Angelique: That sounds pretty
accurate! Although somebody at the Chicago fest
described it as "I Spit on John
Hughes' Grave". That sounds about
right as well.
Owen: As Michelle Rosen you go
from wallflower/victim to viciously labeled
slut to a vengeance seeking femme
fatale. Which facet of the Michelle was the
most difficult for you to capture?
Angelique: The sexual stuff was
the hardest. I still can't watch certain parts
because my lines are just too embarrassing.
Owen: I read that you grew up
moving from place to place and attending
several schools. Did that help you
capture the outsider status of the
Angelique: Absolutely. It's hard
to fit in when you're always the new girl. I
definitely identified with the loner bookworm
side of Michelle.
Owen: Michelle commits a bunch
of killings in her methodical high school
blood bath. Did you have a favorite
Angelique: Debbie was my
favorite. Heather's death gets the coolest
reaction though. Honestly all of them were
fun. After being tormented for so long on film, I
couldn't wait to start murdering people.
Owen: What was the most difficult thing director/writer
Jim Hemphill asked of you during
filming? Was it the rape scene?
Angelique: The rape scene was
the hardest. I'm sure most people can imagine how
unpleasant that sort of thing would be to shoot.
Also being duct taped to that tree for six hours
wasn't exactly fun. Duct tape rips off skin,
kids. Remember that.
Owen: Congrats on winning the
Best Actress Award for Bad
Reputation at The 2005 Eerie
Film Festival. What was that
Angelique: Thanks! It was a
blast. Everyone there was so sweet and so much
fun. I didn't want to leave.
Owen: Tell me about your new
Angelique: All I can tell you is
it's bloody and brutal.
Owen: Thats good news! By
following one horror flick with another are you
embracing the genre and ready to hop into
horror-dom with both heels?
Angelique: Of course! On one
hand, I don't want to pigeonhole myself, but I
don't really consider Bad Rep a horror movie
anyway. It's so dramatic and emotional and
intense, it feels more like a drama to me. Horror
is just the only category that the revenge
sub-genre fits into. Besides, I think it would be
silly of me to turn down a film of any kind with
a great script, and there's nothing wrong with
being a scream queen!
Owen: Any other projects in the
works or pending?
Owen: So what does it for you
Angelique - vampires, psychos, zombies,
werewolves, aliens, creatures?
Angelique: I'll take any of
them! I must admit I've got a thing for vampires.
Zombies are always fun too... Lascivious
Owen: What scares you in
Angelique: Contact lenses