[Movies] Jane Levy Says Evil Dead Remake Lead is Her Dream Role
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.24.2012
She's always wanted to do something like this…
Jane Levy recently spoke with the Marin Independent Journal about her role as the lead in the Evil Dead remake. Levy, who stars on ABC's Suburgatory and who plays the character of Mia in the film, said the role is exactly what she's always wanted to do.
"For a while, whenever I was asked what my dream role would be, my answer was always to play a killer or a psychopath," Levy said. "I get to do that in this movie, although I'll be possessed while I destroy my victims. So basically, it's a perfect job."
She added that her reason for taking the role is its difference from her TV work. "I really wanted to work on "Evil Dead" because of how different it is from "Suburgatory." I guess that's my main goal in this industry, to work on different stuff and to play a wide range of characters. That process of creating a new person is so fun for me. I love the initial makeup/hair tests before the start of a new job; I'm always campaigning for a new hair color or length, anything to look as different as possible.
This role also intrigued me because of how much I will learn, mostly technical stuff like special effects. That's fascinating to me. I had to get my body "casted" for this role so they can make me prosthetics. That process entailed getting your whole body covered in green goo, like the stuff they put in your mouth for a tooth casting, and then being papier-mâchéd. It was the coolest thing ever."
The film, which is produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell and co-stars Lou Taylor Pucci, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore, has no release date yet.