Video:Meagan Good Interview - The Unborn at Comic Con 2008with Rebecca Murray
Meagan Good stars in writer/director David Goyer's 'The Unborn' alongside Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman and Cam Gigandet. But Good doesn't need to be involved in a scary movie to have weird things happen to her...See Transcript
Transcript:Meagan Good Interview - The Unborn at Comic Con 2008Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con.
Meagan Good - The Unborn
Tell me about your role in this.
Meagan Good: "I play Romy and I'm the best friend of Casey, who's Odette [Yustman]. And basically while this craziness is happening to her and she's discovering that she's a twin and she's discovering that there's a possibility that she might be being haunted by her twin that was never born, I'm basically trying to convince her that she's not crazy. But then over time weird things start happening to me as well, then it's kind of like, you know, we're basically trying to get through and trying to be her support system."
That sounds totally freaky. Did it spook you?
Meagan Good: "It spooked me a little bit. Especially to find out that there was a lot of truth to the different things, the different elements that David had brought to the script in terms of just like in the Holocaust, how they did all type of different…just tried different things with twins to see what made two people come out looking the same. Just like the stuff with the eye – her eye changing colors – and just about the medical condition, what that is. It's pretty freaky. So there's some real stuff in there. "
Did you do any extra research?
Meagan Good: "I did a little bit of research just in terms of the twin stuff, just because I was curious about how much of it was true. David gave me some information and come to find out there's a lot of it that's very exactly on point. Of course there's always the world of when people pass away and spirits, and stuff like that. I believe in that."
They always say that on a horror movie set strange things happen. Did anything happen on this one?
Meagan Good: "For me, other than it just being kind of really spooky and eerie and I just did a lot of praying… But Odette told me about a lot of different things that happened when they were in the insane asylum. They said that they took a picture that was being passed around the set where you could actually see someone's hands coming around a person in the picture. And someone else saw that it was like a face kind of like on the side. That's kind of freaky. I've seen a ghost before."
Where did you see a ghost?
Meagan Good: "It's really strange. I was at Sundance and it was my first year at Sundance and I had this little apartment to myself. I was already kind of freaked out because I was staying in it by myself. And I couldn't get to sleep and finally just when I started to fall asleep, I started to have this dream of two of my girlfriends being in my room saying, 'Don't wake me up, don't wake me up.' 'Don't wake Meagan up,' or whatever, and I dreamed that one of them threw my cell phone above like where I was sleeping to try and like get my attention. And I woke up right then and I thought the dream was for real. And when I looked in the mirror in my room, I could see a black figure crouching at my bed where my friends would have been in my dream if it was real. The room was like - mind you, it's not dark - the TV was on so it's that grey kind of you can see everything around you. It was black and its reflection was black. And it was going, 'Don't wake her up. Don't wake her up.' And then all of a sudden it just stood up really quick and ran out of the room. I could see its reflection room out of the room."
That gave me chills. How do you get over that?
Meagan Good: "I woke up. I called my mom in LA. I was like, 'Mom, I just saw a ghost!' She was like, 'Are you sure you weren't sleeping?' I was like, 'No, I definitely was not sleeping. I saw it in the mirror. I saw it run out of the room and go through the door, like disappear through the door.' She's like, 'Well, call your manager. He's across the hall.' I called and I'm like, 'Can I come to your room?' He was like, 'Yeah, just come over.' I was like, 'No, you have to open your door first because I'm going to make a run for it.' So I ran in the room and got in there and got settled and everything, but I was still freaked out. But I didn't see it again and since then I've only seen like one kind of thing where I'm not really sure what it was. I was shooting a scary movie a couple of years back that Jim Gillespie did called Venom. And in the old spooky house that was supposed to be my grandmother's house, I saw little sparks of light that would come in front of my face. They would twinkle down to the ground. And every once in a while it just kind of like happen. It was kind of like puffs of cloud, the kind that look like stars – what you would think they would look like close-up. And it would just go in front of my face and go away."
But that didn't scare you though. That doesn't sound that scary.
Meagan Good: "It didn't scare me but it scared me when I was watching a documentary on TV and they were talking about the different forms that ghosts and spirits appear in. That was one of the forms that they described, as well as the black figure that's like a shadow. That freaked me out."
You're a total believer at this point.
Meagan Good: "Absolutely."
What was it like working with David Goyer?
Meagan Good: "He's awesome. He's so much fun, so brilliant. He just knew exactly what he wanted. Every picture was already painted before we got there. But there was still the liberty to do what you felt was appropriate and right for your character. Just the big thing for me is when a director lets you trust your instincts and he did. Me and Odette had an awesome time so it was a great experience."
He was also the writer so how free is he with the script?
Meagan Good: "He was very free with the script. He was like, 'You and Odette come downstairs. We're going to look through the script.' We go through the whole script; we go through all the dialogue. He's like, 'Would you say that or would you not say that?' I was like, 'I wouldn't say that.' He was like, 'What about this?' I was like, 'I don't know.' And I'm like, 'What about this?' He's like, 'Perfect. It's in the script.' He was just awesome."