A few weeks ago, I was able to speak with Bailee Madison about starring in director Troy Nixey’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. The story centers on an architect (Guy Pearce), his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes), and his daughter (Madison) during the restoration of Blackwood Manor, a Gothic mansion infested by “an army of beady-eyed, sharp-clawed monsters emerge, small in size but endless in number: the homunculi.”
During the interview, Madison talked about filming in Australia and the process of getting into character, the rehearsal process, her favorite scene, working with Holmes and Pearce and the offset experience, the opening scene of the movie, and her character in FX’s Powers. Hit the jump to watch.
Bailee Madison Time Index
- :18 What was it like to attend the movie premiere?
- 1:16 How long did it take for her to pick out what to wear?
- 1:56 Talks about filming in Australia and the process of getting into character.
- 3:03 The rehearsal process. Says Nixey allowed them to improvise scenes.
- 3:47 What was her favorite scene to film?
- 4:23 what was the most difficult scene to film?
- 4:59 Talks about working with Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce and the offset experience.
- 5:36 Being young and not able to see most horror movies, had she seen any other films in this genre before filming?
- 6:47 Talks about the opening scene.
- 7:29 Upcoming projects. She’s shooting the Marvel Comic Book series Powers.
- 7:55 Talks about her character in Powers.