With what seems like an unending heap of horror work on the go at the moment we managed to squeeze in some time with the gorgeous Christine Quinn, star of new shark flick 'Shark Night 3D'. We discuss her experiences on the David R Ellis helmed movie, out next week, as well as her other upcoming projects 'Humans Versus Zombies' and of course the Alin Bijan ghost story 'The Ghost of Goodnight Lane' co-starring alongside Danielle Harris.
Christine: "It's a little hard
to train a 2000lb Great White".
'Shark Night 3D' hits theatres
across the UK on 30 September. What can people expect that might differ
from other shark attack movies out there?
The 3D in Shark Night is really cool. It was shot using actual 3D cameras
as opposed to being converted in post. So the result is really eye-popping
3D effects. It was so fun to shoot with them because youíre actually able
to watch your scene in 3D right after its shot.
I actually have quite a fear
of sharks, but it won't stop me seeing the movie. How did you enjoy
working on the project and did you happen to get up close and personal
with real sharks or was it all CGI and fakery?
Well we were going to use real sharks, but it turns out itís a little hard
to train a 2000 lb. Great White. But we had the next best thing,
free-swimming animatronic sharks. They swam by themselves and they looked
really real. They kind of reminded me of big water dogs.
Christine: "Jess is basically just a cute girl".
Christine: "Working on the 3D was really intense".
Could you tell us a little
about your character Jess?
Jess is basically just a cute girl whoís enjoying a day at the lake with
her boyfriend. Sheís just goofing around with her guy having a great time
when suddenlyÖwell Iíll let your readers check it out for themselves.
From various promotional
stills and trailers for the movie it's clear that your face-to-face time
with the shark doesnít look like itíll end well for you. Without giving
too much away how much of the movie do you actually appear
I open up the movie and set the scene for whatís to come. You do see me a
little bit later, but unfortunately not alive.
How was it working on a 3D
movie, and of course with the director David R. Ellis and your fellow cast
Working on the 3D was really intense. They shoot with 3 cameras to create
the effect, which can be a little intimidating when your being pulled
around underwater on harnesses by a crew of stunt guys.
David is absolutely amazing and I couldnít have asked
for a better director. David really knows how to bring out the best in his
actors and I feel like I really grew as an actor for the opportunity to
work with him.
Can you tell us a little more
about your recent project 'Humans Versus Zombies'?
Humans Versus Zombies is going to be a really fun movie. Itís based off a
video game and is basically your classic zombie film with a little humor
thrown in. I play the girl who brings the infection back to the mainland.
So it was a nice change of pace from Shark Night 3D; I get to do the
eating instead of being the eaten!
Christine: "I get to do the
eating instead of being the eaten!".
You're currently working on
Alin Bijan's 'The Ghost of Goodnight Lane' and we understand the story is
based upon a 'true life' ghost experience that Alin himself
Yes, the movie is based off Alin and others experiences in the haunted
studio where we filmed the movie. And after filming there I can tell you
that there are definitely some unseen cast members in the building,
needless to say I made sure I was never walking around alone.
Christine: "I made sure I was never walking around alone".
With a handful of 'horror'
related credits now under your belt do you think you'd be willing to
accept a modern-day 'Scream Queen' label? And would you consider more
genre projects in the future?
I love the horror genre and would love to do more. As for being a Scream
Queen, Iíd be honored to have the title, but I donít know if Iím quite on
the level of the classic Scream Queens just yet, but itís definitely
something to aspire to!
Christine: "I absolutely love horror films!".
Do you enjoy horror movies?
And if so, what particular movies scare you the most?
I absolutely love horror films! I think the scariest ones are the ones
that deal with paranormal activity or psychological thrillers I do feel
like ghosts are out there so they really creep me out because you feel
like maybe it could happen.
And finally Christine what
does the future hold in terms of movie and TV projects?
Hopefully the future holds a lot. Acting has always been something Iíve
truly loved and I feel like when you follow your passion you can never go
wrong. I feel very fortunate to have been able to work with such great
people and for the opportunities Iíve had so far and am definitely
optimistic about the future.
"Thank you ever so much for taking part in this interview
And we wish you the very best of luck in the
Christine: "Acting has always been something Iíve truly loved".