EVIL DEAD Star Jane Levy Recalls "Crazy" Audition That Landed Her The Lead
You can find 22-year-old Jane Levy on ABC's Suburgatory, but it's her leading role in the remake of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead that has us most excited. Has she even seen the original?
In an interview with Back Stage the young and talented actress describes her audition for Evil Dead as "crazy." She decided to go for broke and based on the results her instinct were right on the money.
“I went in there deciding to go as crazy as I possibly could—why not let it all go? Let’s have an experiment to really let go in an audition. So I was like this lunatic, stomping around and crying and screaming. And immediately after I finished, I got so embarrassed and I practically ran out of the room. And then I was embarrassed that I got embarrassed. I asked my agent to call the casting directors and apologize for my behavior. But it turned out I got the part. I guess they were looking for a crazy person.”
She also reveals her decision to not see the original Evil Dead. Believing that it could have a negative effect upon her future performance.
When I got the script I thought about watching it, but I decided against it so it wouldn’t mess with my head. I would have created all these things that I thought they wanted. I think it was better that I went in not knowing anything.”
Plot - Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
The Evil Dead will be directed by Fede Alvarez. The film stars Jane Levy (Suburgatory) as Mia; Shiloh Fernandez (Deadgirl, Red Riding Hood) as David; Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as Eric; Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) as Olivia and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) as Natalie. The film will be released on April 12, 2013.
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