Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Shiloh Fernandez Talk EVIL DEAD, Working Under Heavy Prosthetics, the Bloody Violence, and More

     April 5, 2013

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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.

evil-dead-jane-levy-bloody-rainFor 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

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