Owen: Julie, you strike me as a born
dominatrix. Do you get comments like that
Julie: Actually, people who really know me know
I am happiest when I am serving someone. I
love to contribute. The "strong"
girl is really just an act.
As someone who's fought both Jason Voorhees (as
Agent Elizabeth Marcus in 'Jason Goes to
Hell') and Michael Myers (as a stunt
double in 'Halloween: H2O') who
is the toughest?
Julie: Kane Hodder. No question!! This guy
scared the bejebers out of me!! He
still does. It's his presence. I
don't ever want to make this guy mad!
So you sent Jason to Hell...do you think that's
where you're going to go or are you a good girl?
Julie: If I thought I was going anywhere but
heaven, I would not try to serve God
So why do you think the women who face
Jason or Michael Meyers ever try to seduce those
boys to save their asses?
I guess because they have no redeeming
value...and they are not blind.
So since stuntwork is a form of
"controlled chaos" are you a control
freak in your everyday life or more chaos in
Julie: Yes! I admit it. I want things done
right...the first time.
you addicted to the adrenaline rush of stuntwork
and if so how do you get that buzz in everyday
Julie: I am not addicted to the "rush".
In fact I don't like it at all. I
like when the job is done, everyone is happy with
the outcome, and I get to go home in one piece.
At home, it is my "let down
time". I garden, cook and clean
house!!! And I like it!
Describe the most gruesome/horrific stunt gone
awry in disturbingly graphic detail.
Julie: Well, I would have to say when I broke my back.
Loosing feeling in your arms and legs can
get pretty scary! I was jumping from a 2nd
story fire escape into the back of a truck!
All the while handcuffed to someone else.
We landed dead on, but the impact was too
hard and it broke my back.
Owen: Which do you enjoy more --- your acting
or stunt work? And which pays better if I
Julie: I would be a liar if I did not say acting.
It is my first love. But there have
been many a days I done stunts and left the set
with a big sh#@ eating grin on my face!
As for the pay, well it just depends. I
have made more on one stunt in just a few hours
then I have in an entire week of acting work.
So what single stunt that you've done has gotten
you the biggest paycheck?
Julie: Hanging from a helicopter, 1000 ft in the air!
In a mini skirt and go-go boots!
Ah, that VIP stunt.
Have you ever been offered a stunt where you were
just like "Uh, no thanks"?
Julie: Sure! I think that's what makes you great
at your job, knowing your limitations.
Owen: How do you make the guys respect you in the stunt
world? It seems like that would be a boy's
club. Did you have to kick some ass?
Julie: You cannot "make" anyone respect you.
You gain respect by the job you do and the
integrity you carry. Respect is earned.
I work hard to earn it. When I leave
at the end of the day, I want the "men"
to feel I helped them by being safe, and creating
Owen: What makes you scream in real life?
Julie: A better question might be "Who"!!!
If acting comes from experience what film
experience was your best learning tool to date?
Julie: I learn from every set. I try to walk away
with something new! Whether it's a new
special effect trick or how wardrobe can make a
pregnant woman look not pregnant
also starred as a vengeful spirit in 'Witchboard
2'. How did that role come about?
Julie: I first came to audition for the role and was
told I was not the right type and was turned away
from the interview. I wasn't giving up
though.... I went home, dyed my hair dark and
called my agent to get me in again (under a
different name). He did and I then got to
read for the role. Boy were they shocked
when I told them who I really was!
Owen: So as a stuntwoman was it
sort of odd to have your own stunt double for
Julie: Yes and no. I
started as an actress; so I understand the
production not wanting to get the actress hurt,
so use a stunt double. It was fun and
flattering to have someone there to help me
Owen: You were a finalist in the
Miss America contest? Was it a good experience or
did it feel more like imposter syndrome 'Night
of the Zombies'?
Competition is always good with the right
attitude. The most important part of the Miss
America Program was the scholarship monies! It
paid for my education. It also taught me many
life skills I still use everyday. And best of all
introduced me to my long time best friend,
recording artist Kristine W!
wow. I love Kristine W. Tell
me something fun about your best friend.
Julie: We met backstage at the
Miss Washington pageant (she was the outgoing
Miss Washington). She came backstage as I
was dressing for swimsuit competition and she
took one look at me and said "Girlfriend, if
I had hooter like you, I would have won at Miss
America!" We've been best friends ever
Owen: So tell me about Rayda -
that project looks very cool?
Julie: Rayda is a comic book character, drawn after me
that was a soldier in 'Desert Storm'. She
is part of an elite group of women called the
also have a new film coming out called
'Song of the Vampire' - why don't you
tell me a bit about that?
Julie: It's actually now called "Vampire
Resurrection". It's in the
video stores now!!
This was really great for me, because I got to
play the comedy relief!! I loved it and
also getting to work with actress/director Denice
is your dream role?
Julie: Playing Chris Noel in her
life story. She was an actress in the 60's
who went to Vietnam to radio to the boy's.
She introduced the mini skirt to the Far
East while there. She is a true hero in her
attempt to keep up the moral of the troops.
She was even shot down three times!!!!!
Owen: What are you the most
grateful for in your life?
Julie: God! He is so
great. I am so blessed and when I look at
my life, I just want to serve him more!!!
Julie. All the best to you.