Video:Drag Me to Hell - Alison Lohman and Lorna Raver Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
'Drag Me to Hell' stars Alison Lohman and Lorna Raver looked beautiful and relaxed - not all how they appear in Sam Raimi's return to horror films - on the red carpet at the world premiere of the Universal Pictures movie.See Transcript
Transcript:Drag Me to Hell - Alison Lohman and Lorna Raver InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Role Drag Me to Hell.
Alison Lohman - 'Christine' in Drag Me to Hell
You look gorgeous. You don't get to look gorgeous in this movie because you are going around being dragged into hell. What's that like?
Alison Lohman: "It was really crazy. It was, you know, one thing after another. Sometimes I wouldn't even know what was going to happen. It was very intense."
You mean Sam Raimi would actually surprise you with what scene he was going to be putting you through next?
Alison Lohman: "Well, he would give me a general idea but there was always something new to it that I didn't know before. So it was all kind of new, which is good for an actor."
You don't usually do horror movies. This is a real change for you.
Alison Lohman: "No, I'm not a big horror movie fan, actually."
So is this one you'd watch if you weren't in it?
Alison Lohman: "Possibly, but maybe not. I don't think so, actually. It just depends. But Sam is interesting. It's not just horror; he adds such a different dimension to it. He has such a great sense of humor and it's very funny as well as being horror, you know? And also theatrical, so it's different. It's kind of campy and kind of like the Evil Dead in a way."
So it's kind of like got an 80-ish tone to it?
Alison Lohman: "Yes, I would say so. Definitely."
Well did you immediately grab onto it when you read the script?
Alison Lohman: "Well, I didn't read the script before I signed onto it. He actually told me the story. He's such a great storyteller that I just wanted to do it after he told me the story."
You were sold on Sam Raimi.
Alison Lohman: "Yes."
Alison Lohman - 'Mrs Ganush' in Drag Me to Hell
Okay, you look nothing like your character.
Lorna Raver: "Thank you."
How many hours of make-up did you have to endure to do that?
Lorna Raver: "Well actually not as many as you would think. It really depended because initially, in the initial scenes in the movie, it's a relatively straightforward make-up. It's just more so of what's here, accentuating and making me look worse - and the eye, of course. But as the film goes on, my make-up gets more extreme as situations develop. So sometimes it would be... I had two people who worked on me together each day, and depending on how many things they had to do to me, the time varied."
Is it weird seeing your face in the mirror that way, especially when they're progressing really far? Do you see yourself underneath that?
Lorna Raver: "I guess I don't see myself underneath that. I'm looking at whatever's being created because that's the useful part of the process as far as doing the acting job. "
She's a very evil woman, or at least that's the way it comes across in the synopsis. Is she actually an evil woman or misunderstood, or how do you feel about her?
Lorna Raver: "I don't think she's an evil woman. She was wronged in this situation and she was humiliated and shamed. And she just isn't the right lady to do that to."
She picked the wrong woman to mess with.
Lorna Raver: "She happened to have some knowledge of curses."