Krystal Stevenson may be a new
face on the horror scene, but she has already worked with a number of
promising new talents. Read on to hear why Krystal loves getting mucky
for the camera.
When did you first become
interested in the arts?
Growing up I was always interested in TV and movies and still very much
am! Once I was old enough to realize it was acting and wasn't real, I knew
that I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to be an actress!
Did you begin by
Yes! I was told by a lot of people that I was very photogenic, and some
even told me that I should do some modeling. So I started looking up some
modeling websites. I got my start on http://www.onemodelplace.com (Model
#9370) they had a free service and before long I was getting offers. Some
paid, but mostly TFP. (Time For Prints)
How did you make the
transition into films?
Well, I knew that I wanted to act. I just didn't know how to start. On
onemodelplace they ask you to list your interests and acting was one of
them, so I marked it down on my profile page! I joined a few yahoo groups
for aspiring actors. I even started my own which is still up called
MS-Actress. I tried looking up some casting calls and casting director's
addresses, but everything I looked up cost something, and I couldn't
afford it. Finally I got my chance with ’Psycho Santa’ which was great
because I love horror! I grew up watching mostly 80's horror. My favourite
movie was ‘Friday The 13th’. Others would be ‘Chopping Mall’, ‘One Dark
Night’ and ‘There's Nothing Out There’ which is also a comedy. I love
Your first film was Psycho
Santa. How did you become involved?
Well, a friend of mine who was also on onemodelplace got an e-mail from
Peter Keir, asking if she would be interested in being in his movie
and if not; did she know anyone who would? Since she was only interested
in modeling, she forwarded the e-mail to me. I e-mailed Peter and got my
shot to be in my very first film! I was so excited!
"I was sweating in those clothes whilst trying to act cold in the movie!".
You played Alice in the film
alongside Eric Spudic who played your brother. What was Eric like to work
He was GREAT! He is fun to work with and very nice! He is very talented
and WILL go far! I hope he had as much fun working on ‘Psycho Santa’ with
me as I did with him. It was a blast!
How was the
I had the best time! Everyone was great and so nice to work with! I helped
out with the location for the woods and road scenes. My sister Donna
Tiller came along a few times and helped out a lot too! Thanks Donna! I
remember that in the movie it was supposed to be cold, so I dressed for
winter when actually, it was summer and like 80 something degrees outside.
Being that we were in the South with our humidity, I was sweating in those
clothes whilst trying to act cold in the movie! We had a few technical
problems, mostly with the microphone. The whole movie was supposed to be
the brother and sister team, but you know sometimes things just don't work
out the way you hoped they would. Eric Spudic had to go back home so other
characters were cast. It was still the best and I would definitely do it
What for you are the main
differences between modeling and acting?
Modeling for me is just kind of fun and you get nice pictures out of it.
Acting has always been my dream! Acting is so much fun for me! You get to
be someone else. Of course I usually throw a little bit of me into the
character! I grew up with a great imagination, and I wanna use it! Since
using it in school wasn't such a great idea! I went to a private (Baptist)
You have worked with Steve
Sessions on Cadaver Bay and Dead Clowns since. You must enjoy working
Well, I first contacted Steve by e-mail then we talked on the phone. When
we finally met in person it was at Pizza Hut and Eric Spudic was with him.
We got along great! I would like to thank Steve Sessions for giving me my
start in acting! I will NEVER forget it! And I hope to work with him more
in the future.
You recently worked alongside
Luc Bernier on Evilution. What can you
tell us about the project?
It was so much fun! It was my first time playing an evil character.
Thanks Luc! I remember that I was supposed to have blood on my lips and
in my mouth after a particular scene, but the blood had dried up in the
container. We tried wetting it with water, but it didn't work, so we had
to do without. Hopefully in my next movie I will have a bloody scene, and
nothing goes wrong with it. I am definitely not afraid to get bloody or
dirty which is good being an actress. Especially in B-Horror!
"Luc is one of the nicest people
you will ever meet!".
How did you enjoy working with
Luc is one of the nicest people you will ever meet! He was so much fun to
work with! He wrote that scene especially for me hoping that I would do
it, before he had even met me! He had just seen me in my other films. I
said yes right away when asked to be in his movie with him! We e-mail each
other often and are close friends. Hi Luc! We are hoping to do many more
Do you have any more movie
projects lined up at present?
I just did a short scene for one of Steve's movies called "Wolfika". And
I am also hoping to be working on a new movie with Luc Bernier soon which
is called "Seek".
Would you like to do any other
creative things such as writing?
You know I have actually thought about writing my own little movie. I have
some ideas in mind for one and was told it sounds great. I am not much of
a writer, but I am sure that if I put my mind to it, I could write a great
script! I also love to sing. I have 2 karaoke machines and lots of
karaoke CD's. I have sung at karaoke clubs before, and have been told by a
lot of people, even complete strangers and DJs that I am very good!
What will you be working on in
the near future?
Hopefully I will be working on "Seek" with Luc Bernier soon. I will get
to work on putting my ideas for my movie on paper, and then writing a
script for it. I also recently became involved in something else. We have
a fast food restaurant here called Krystal. I was named after them and
they have approached me about doing some publicity work for them which may
lead to commercials.
"Thank you ever so much for taking part in this interview
And we wish you the very best of luck in the future."