The cast of Evil Dead, remake to Sam Raimi’s original kids-go-to-a-cabin, kids-get-massacred-by-evil-demons classic, are certainly put through the ringer in this new updated version. The three interviewees of this article are forced to endure a bevy of indignities: nail-gun wounds, a really sharp needle, shards of glass, the top of a bathroom toilet, bloody vomit, etc.… And yet to hear the threesome talk about it –the experience shooting the picture was the time of their life. There’s a loose rapport between the trio that’s impossible to fake – and that camaraderie certainly extends to the film itself. There’s a real sense of shared friendship between their characters – which makes the inevitable demons massacring them all the more tragic.
At the film’s press day, co-stars Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci and Jessica Lucas discussed creating such bonds in a relatively short amount of time, working under heavy prosthetics and the rehearsal process for the film. For the full interview, hit the jump.
For more on Evil Dead, here’s Matt’s review and my interview with Jane Levy and director Fede Alvarez.
Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Shiloh Fernandez Time Index:
- 00:00 – Fernandez, Lucas and Pucci on crafting the friendship between the characters
- 00:49 – On the rehearsal process for the film
- 00:57 – Pucci on why the hell he thinks his character would read from The Book of the Dead…
- 02:07 – Did the actors find wearing such heavy prosthetics limiting for their performance?
- 02:40 – Pucci on mapping out his performance in relation to the copious amounts of violence inflicted on him
- 03:00 – Fernandez on having to be play straight-man and acting opposite all the crazy effects