Tania Raymone is starring in John Lussenhop’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D as Nikki, and recently she was interviewed by Ryan Turek, Managing Director of Shock Til You Drop. Lussenhop’s film will be a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s classic original from 1978. Raymonde sheds a little bit of light on the story, her character and the fact she has never done horror before. Here is some of what she said:
“I think it’s going to be great, It’s cool to be part of such a cult phenomenon like Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I never saw the  remake [or the prequel]. I saw the original and it scared the crap out of me, deeply disturbing me.”
“I’ve never done a horror movie before. It was a little traumatic because this is a very intense movie. People expect there to be some tongue-in-cheek, but there’s not.” The actress also added, “this movie takes off where the original started and stands on its own as a thriller and origin story. There’s something epic and scary about it as it delves into this disturbed mind that is not right. It’s got a lot of action, so it’s cool.”
Raymonde’s character Nikki is best friends with main character Heather (Alexandro Daddario) and the pair head off to Texas to collect Heather’s inheritance with a few other ‘victims’ along for the ride. Turns out that Leatherface himself is part of her inheritance, which offers up all kinds of possibilities and it’s nice to see a director brave enough to try something a little different.
When asked about her character, Raymonde shared this:
“Nikki is a party girl, but she’s got a lot of balls,” dishes Raymonde. “There are some moments toward the middle of the movie where she kicks some ass and isn’t the typical slutty best friend. There are a lot of unorthodox things about this movie that are original and new. I don’t think people are going to be disappointed.”
The film is scheduled to arrive in US cinemas 5th October 2012.
By Matt Wavish