Blythe, I suppose first of all I would like to
hear about how you were cast in 'Jacqueline
casting process for Jacqueline Hyde was pretty
straightforward. I don't remember how I
learned of the project. I didn't have any
of the material when I went in for a first
read, I don't remember why. That's
very rare to not have the material. So I
went in blind, but after reading the sides the
first time; I knew I could have a lot of fun
with Jacqueline. I was called back and then
offered the role.
it challenging, fun, or disturbing to play
the sexually aggressive, dark, femme fatale side
of the title character?
Blythe: Most Fun
Owen, most fun. A little disturbing as
well, particularly after shooting the scene
in the bedroom with the pizza boy character where
I break his wrist. To really step into
the place where I'm strangling someone while
I'm having sex with them violently...yah...I was
disturbed for a day or two. I learned
something there about detachment...allowing
myself the true experience to tell a
story, and the importance of
then releasing it.
Owen: Besides being a twist on Robert Louis
Stevenson's classic novel 'The Strange
Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' would
you give me a brief synopsis of the film?
Blythe: The film
is about the character Jackie, a shy girl who
doesn't seem to fit in, and her discovery of a
drug her grandfather invented that gives her the
power to get anything she wants. She takes
it to the limit as she struggles between what she
knows is right and what this alter ego she
creates, Jacqueline, has the power to take.
Tell me about 'Nightmare Man',
your second film with 'Jacqueline Hyde'
director Rolfe Kanefsky, and costarring Tiffany
Blythe: I'm really
excited about 'Nightmare Man.'
Rolfe writes fantastic female characters.
He's so talented. It's hard to describe the
movie or my role without telling too much of the
story. It's a very suspenseful thriller,
quite brilliantly written. It's very fun,
as well as scary. Tiffany Shepis with be
fantastic as the sassy, but you love her
Owen: Have you appeared in any other genre films?
'Bred in the Bone' sounds promising but
I am unfamiliar with it.
'Bred in the Bones' is an action/gangster
film written and directed by Stan
Harrington. The film will be screening this
weekend at the Action On Film Festival in Long
Beach. The film has two
nominations BEST SCREENPLAY, and I've been
nominated for a BEST ACTRESS award.
We're really proud of this film, totally shot
gorilla style. www.xristosproductions.com To answer the first part
of your question, No, I haven't done any
other horror genre films.
Tell me about your role in James Archer's 'Screaming
Blythe: Screaming Metal,
originally entitled, Leather and
Iron, was shot in Arizona in 2001.
Screaming Metal is a Biker Cult film. It's
a story about an outlaw biker gang, a major
pharmaceutical company, and the Asian mafia,
all after the same Package. I
play Misty who is also after the package,
but nobody knows it and I have a good plan.
It was my first feature film and I had a great
time. James Archer was great to work with.
You are also an established dancer and
choreographer as well as artist.
Your paintings are getting a great deal of
attention. Does the creative instinct and
drive for painting, dancing, and acting come from
the same place, are there similarities, are
they completely different?
one source. It can and does take many
forms. I use my work, all of my work;
dancing, painting, acting, as a platform to
show me myself. I often times will paint
something and it only means something to me in
terms of color or composition when I paint it,
but later I will understand a far greater
truth has been expressed.
So which do you find the most
frightening - vampires, aliens, maniacs, zombies,
creatures, or werewolves and why?
Blythe: I'd be scared of them all. Let me tell
you, filming Nightmare Man
will really be a nightmare for me, I will be
terrified. You should see the Nightmare
Man, he's horrific looking. Woo!
Let me make the exception of werewolves. I
feel I have an affinity with wild
life. Also, Aliens are cool. I'm sure
they are far too intelligent to bother with
anything of a low vibration like terrorizing.
What projects do you have lined up in the future?
Blythe: I will be
working on Stan Harrington's next film. I
will play a very dark but lovable girl trying to
find the love in life. I also hope to
be living a vampires
life very soon, for a short period of time
of course. I'll speak more about it when
things are locked down.
What scares you in real life?
only one thing that really scares me...and I dare
not speak of it.