To some of our UK readers my next
guest is something of a virgin beauty. Ryli Morgan hasn't been on the
scene for very long, but she has already made quite an impression thanks
to her roles in a number of horror features. Ryli's passion for the
entertainment industry, has seen her land a number of roles alongside many
of the genre's finest talents. With her role in the forthcoming 'The
Demons 5' horror fans will see Ryli working alongside Robert Englund,
Gunnar Hansen and many more. Read on to see what Ryli thinks about her
newfound Scream Queen status, and what she really thinks about her horror
When did you first become
interested in the arts?
I've been interested in the entertainment industry from a very young age,
and pretty much had decided that I wanted to entertain - in some shape or
form - around the age of 5.
You are married to self
confessed "jack of all trades" Mark Baranowski. How influential has he
been in helping you achieve your dreams?
Mark has been very instrumental in helping me reach my dreams/goals. He
gave me the courage to begin modelling, which led to acting, and now has
led to singing -- which is the main thing I wanted to do.
When I interviewed Mark, I
asked him how he feels when you have to do nude scenes in movies. How do
you feel when Mark has to do nude scenes in films?
So far, the only films Mark has done nude scenes in have been our own
films... solo scenes I don't mind at all, but to be honest, I'd feel
weird if he ever was hired to do a nude scene, or even just a romantic
non-nude scene with another female. True, "it's just acting", but on the
flip side of the same token, it's still your husband or wife making out
with someone who isn't you... I guess I'm a little old fashioned in that
respect, but if I am, so be it. I'd rather be true to my feelings than
compromise them for the sake of film.
"I got to play a vampire,
which I've always wanted to do".
Have you and Mark found that
people are reluctant to give you certain roles because you are married?
e.g. I would find it hard to make my friends wife make out with some guy
in one of my movies.
I don't think that being married has cost me any roles -- at least, not to
my knowledge. But then, if it has, it would probably have been a role I
wouldn't be comfortable doing, anyway.
What has been your favourite
role so far?
Hmm, that's a difficult decision. I really have had fun doing each role,
so far. I guess I could say one of my favourites was Nicole in
EXPENDABLE -- I got to play a vampire, which I've always wanted to do.
Also, I enjoyed my cameo in SEVERE INJURIES, where we got to do a little
You will next be seen in Jim
O'Rear's 'The Demons 5', are you excited about the prospect of working
with some of the greatest genre actors ever?
I'm still pinching myself! (laughs)... It's great to be included in such
a wonderful cast, which is really just a "who's who" of the horror genre.
What can you tell us if
anything about your character Kelly Marsters?
I believe she's kind of "the smart chick" in the class... Jim says he
thinks Kelly is a lot like me, so I take that as a compliment. (grin)
"That's another thing I'm still
in a bit of shock over".
Which genre stars have you
most enjoyed meeting and working with so far?
I have most enjoyed meeting and becoming friends with Brinke Stevens. I
wasn't introduced to her work as early as that of others (Linnea Quigley,
etc.) but I fell in love with her work and her presence on screen
instantly, and she's simply a doll in real life. I truly love her passion,
and I find her fascinating -- not only is she gorgeous, but she's got a
brain, as well, and isn't afraid to show that.
Are you proud to be known as a
That's another thing I'm still in a bit of shock over. I'm honoured to be
included in that "group", but I still feel like such a beginner, and to be
considered in the same league as Linnea, Brinke, Michelle Bauer, et al.,
is just amazing. Honestly, a dream come true.
You change your look a lot, do
you get bored easily?
I think that for a while, I was trying to find myself... I wasn't sure
what facet of myself that I wanted to portray -- I really liked the looks
I had, while I had them, but variety is the spice of life. Being
versatile can be a selling point as well... and if it's not, I'm still
having fun experimenting. Some people have a certain persona, and it's
then difficult to find a role for them, because they're the same person
on- and off-camera. I don't want to pigeon-hole myself in that way.
"Thank you ever so much for taking part in this interview
And we wish you the very best of luck in the future."