home. I read you just recently returned from the Brussels
International Festival of Fantastic Film where you showcased
‘Jacqueline Hyde’. How was that experience? What was the
Thank you so
much! It was wonderful being there. Freddy Bozzo and all the
people from BIFFF treated us like royalty. ‘Jacqueline
Hyde’ received an overwhelmingly positive response,
they were fans! I especially enjoyed their interaction with the
film. They laughed, they cried, they shrieked in horror!
You also stepped up your
involvement with the ‘Jacqueline Hyde’ project by working as
co-producer. What have all your years in front of the camera
taught you about that role on the production end of things?
wanted to produce. Rolfe Kanefsky wrote the script and this is
the first film out of my company, Pixie Flix Entertainment. Over
the years I have found the mood of the set affects how well the
finished product turns out. So, I like to have fun and get things
done. I had a fabulous crew who worked hard and brought all their
creative skills to the plate. It was a great little family.
femme fatale in a number of erotic suspense thrillers (Naked
Ambition, Indiscreet, The Seductress, Illicit Lovers, Illusions
of Sin, Shadow Dancer, Guarded Secrets, Desires of Innocence,
Ultimate Attraction, etc.) was it liberating for you to take the
less sexy role in ‘Jacqueline Hyde’ and play the mousy Jackie
That is the
wonderful thing about producing; I can hire myself to play
whoever I want! I have always wanted to explore my mousy and
timid side on film and was therefore drawn to the script. I want
to do it all!
there ever any points where that backfired? Meaning, since you
did have that “sex star” past did your ego ever prompt second
thoughts like, “Hey – I don’t want to be less attractive on
screen than her!”
her eyes out on a daily basis --- next question.
Jacqueline Hyde arrived on home video/DVD
in October. What sort of extras are featured on the DVD release?
Buy it and
find out! No really, we have special behind the scenes, deleted
scenes, producer and director’s commentary, and a still
also did a dark erotic spin on a classic with ‘The Portrait’
which was inspired by Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian
Gray’ which explores a different aspect of that sort of duality
between the real person and the one the world sees. Does the
theme of the two selves attract you?
doesn’t…yes it does. Don’t listen to her! OK, being a
person who has always seen both sides of a story I am naturally
drawn to exploring all aspects of experience. It can be cathartic
to indulge your dark side in the safe environment of a movie set.
Huge chaos and nobody gets hurt…yay!!!!!!
Stacey in the movie ‘Night Shade’ (1997) you played a
lap-dancing vampire for the incomparable Fred Olen Ray. What were
the main things you remember about the filming of it and
specifically about Mr. Ray’s directing style?
I think that was my second film. Fred was
wonderfully supportive; he recognized and fostered my strengths
as an actress. Something I learned from him is to strive to
instill a sense of confidence in everyone involved in my
projects. There have been many great directors and Fred is
definitely one I am grateful to have worked with.
also did a spin on alien films with your role as Anne Gallo in
‘Alien Files’ from 1999. What was your predominant memory
about that film project?
concept, great sets, fun toys (props), I was sick as a dog! While
inhabited by an alien being and undulating on a big stud I flung
my head back in the throes of ecstasy and broke a set light that
shut down production for two hours. All in all a wonderful
which frightens you the most and why – vampires, werewolves,
ghosts, maniacs, aliens, creatures, witches, zombies…
don’t believe in them so if one showed up it would scare the
bejesus out of me.
my gotta-ask-it question. Also one your resume is your work as
Alicia in ‘Different Strokes’ from 1998 which is somewhat
notorious for its casting of troubled ‘Different Strokes’ TV
series star Dana Plato as a possessive lesbian. Do you have any
overriding memories of working with Plato on the film?
I had limited
contact with Dana, what happened to her was a tragedy.
what are you working on today?
publishing Jacqueline Hyde as a graphic novel. I have two other
concepts, which are in the works. I am really making these comic
books come to life! No release dates yet, since it is all a work
in progress. I am looking for my next script to produce. In the
near future I will be working in front of the camera again, but
in a project that is not mine. ‘Jacqueline Hyde’
still keeps me busy with promotion and the business end of
producing. It never ends! Rolfe and I have a baby, her name is
scares you in real life?