Jane Levy will be starring in Fede Alvarez’ remake of Sam Raimi’s classic, The Evil Dead. Playing the role of Mia, Levy will be creating a sort of Ash-like character, and she recently discussed her excitement at playing a role she would love. The Marin Independent Journal got the interview:
“For a while, whenever I was asked what my dream role would be, my answer was always to play a killer or a psychopath,” Levy tells The Marin Independent Journal. ”I get to do that in this movie, although I’ll be possessed while I destroy my victims. So basically, it’s a perfect job…”
She continues, ”I really wanted to work on Evil Dead because of how different it is from ‘Suburgatory’. I guess that’s my main goal in this industry, to work on different stuff and to play a wide range of characters. That process of creating a new person is so fun for me. I love the initial makeup/hair tests before the start of a new job; I’m always campaigning for a new hair color or length, anything to look as different as possible.”
“This role also intrigued me because of how much I will learn, mostly technical stuff like special effects. That’s fascinating to me. I had to get my body ‘casted’ for this role so they can make me prosthetics. That process entailed getting your whole body covered in green goo, like the stuff they put in your mouth for a tooth casting, and then being papier-mâchéd. It was the coolest thing ever.”
Directed by Fede Alvarez, The Evil Dead has been written by Alvarez, Sam Raimi, Rodo Sayagues and Diablo Cody. Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci and Elizabeth Blackmore all appear, and Bruce Campbell is rumoured to play a small cameo.
The Evil Dead is due to arrive in UK cinemas 12th April 2013.
“‘Evil Dead’ deals with five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”
(Source: Marin Independent Journal)
By Matt Wavish