[Movies] Jaime Murray Talks Fright Night 2 Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.19.2013
The sequel to the remake...
In an interview with Shock Till You Drop, Jaime Murray (Dexter) spoke about her role in Fright Night 2, which is a sequel to the 2011 remake.
Here's a synopsis: The next entry, directed by Eduardo Rodriguez, finds high school student Charlie attending a study abroad program with his horror obsessed friend "Evil" Ed and ex-girlfriend AMY in Romania. He soon discovers their young attractive professor Gerri (Murray) is a real life vampire. Too bad no one believes him. In fact, Evil Ed finds it amusing and it only feeds his vampire obsession. When Gerri turns Ed, Charlie seeks out Peter Vincent, the infamous vampire hunter (well, he plays one on TV) who is in Romania filming his show "Fright Night," to teach him how to take down Gerri before she gets to Amy, who's blood will cure Gerri of spending eternity as a vampire."
On taking on horror roles: "It's not a pre-conceived career strategy. I've gotten really close to normal [roles] but they never follow through. It's always between me and another normal girl and the other normal girl was obviously more normal than me and got the role and I'd get another twisted, complex character."
On what the film's about: "The kids go to Romania and here we kind of look at the story of Elizabeth Bathory as inspiration. She may have been what the original vampire myth was based on. I just needed the blood of virgins. I play the Colin Farrell character and obviously he's a man and Charlie is a man so they're not going to "go there," but the fact I'm a woman throws off a different dynamic. Charlie's a teenage boy and my Gerri is a charismatic, charming, sexual woman - but there's also something disturbing about her, so that's fun to play with. There's a cat and mouse power exchange. Women also have different abuses of power than men, manipulating and playing with you, which is always fun to play."
On how ugly she gets as a vampire: "That's one of the many conversations I had with Eduardo is how ugly do we make her? She gets pretty f**king ugly. I kept saying, can we save the ugly for the end? I don't know if the audience wants to see me that ugly. We worked that out along the way and we found a good balance."