Video:Rachael Taylor Interview - Shutter Movie at Wonder Conwith Rebecca Murray
Rachael Taylor ('Transformers') stars in the horror/thriller 'Shutter,' directed by Masayuki Ochiai and based on the 2004 Thai film from Banjong Pisanthanakun. At the 2008 Wonder Con, Taylor discussed the appeal of working on 'Shutter.'See Transcript
Transcript:Rachael Taylor Interview - Shutter Movie at Wonder ConRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2008 San Francisco Wonder Con.
Rachael Taylor on Shutter
This looks really super creepy. What attracted you?
Rachael Taylor: "Well, I'm a big fan of the original film. It's based on a Thai film. But I just thought the premise, the bones of the story are really good and they're really intricate. And it's not so much about being super overt in its scariness. You hit the nail on the head when you said creepy. It has a very quiet, mysterious vibe. It stays with you, which is what I like about the film. It's a good story. It's about a young couple that moves to Tokyo. Through a series of supernatural events, my character realizes that something very sinister is going on."
Have you gone back and looked at your family photos to see if there are any traces in them?
Rachael Taylor: "No, that would be horrible. I'd be distressed to find that."
Don't you want to?
Rachael Taylor: "I hadn't actually thought about it until then. Before I shot this movie I was kind of skeptical about the supernatural world, I think. But now, now I think I'm kind of coming onboard. I'm not sure if I believe in ghosts exactly, but I believe that a creepy energetic can become apparent. I believe that, you know, an emotional energy if it's strong enough can leave an emotional residue on things. And that's what this film is about."
You always hear on horror movies that weird things happen on the set. Did anything happen to you guys?
Rachael Taylor: "Well, I mean, nothing There was this one moment when we were filming in an old, abandoned hospital, which was distressing enough, and it was pouring down with rain so we couldn't go outside to just get some sort of relief from it. And seriously, it was endlessly like doors swinging open, and it was like a rabbit warren of a place and we were getting lost. I was going back to my dressing room and I got lost in this old hospital on my own, and it was just terribly, terribly, creepy."