Video:Justin Long and Alison Lohman Interview - Drag Me to Hellwith Rebecca Murray
Alison Lohman plays an ambitious loan officer who turns down the wrong person in Sam Raimi's 'Drag Me to Hell.' Justin Long co-stars as Lohman's professor boyfriend in the film which returns Raimi to his 'Evil Dead' roots.See Transcript
Transcript:Justin Long and Alison Lohman Interview - Drag Me to HellRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con.
Alison Lohman ('Christine') and Justin Long ('Clay') - Drag Me to Hell
The premise of this movie sounds pretty freaky. How tough was it to play this?
Alison Lohman: "It was really tough. I mean, you know, it was more exhausting because the scenes are so physical and intense. My character's being beaten up every day. So, yeah, it was tiring."
Alison was just mentioning keeping up the level of tension while on the set, and that a lot of it has to do with Sam Raimi. So tell me what it's actually like being on a Sam Raimi set.
Alison Lohman: "It's really great."
Justin Long: "It's great. He's just so nice. I mean, I know that this sounds like a trite thing to say but he's so…it's rare."
Alison Lohman: "Generous and has a great sense of humor. He lightens up the crew."
Justin Long: "Oh god, everyone just loves working for him. It's just such a nice atmosphere on the set. Like very easy. And also the whole crew, he makes people feel like they're all equally involved. He's really got this great sense of camaraderie about the movie. It's really refreshing."
So was it easy in between scenes to let things down since it was such a high level of tension?
Alison Lohman: "I think it was."
Justin Long: "You had a lot more. I mean, Alison goes through the wringer. She had all this stuff to do. It's her movie."
Alison Lohman: "I think it just comes back to Sam. He just has this great way on set. He makes you feel really comfortable and confident."
Justin Long: "Was it easier for you to decompress then? You go through crazy…"
Alison Lohman: "I mean, I would have to have a few shots after work but…"
Justin Long: "She means shots of heroin in her arm. Let's clarify that."