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Interview: Laura Slade Wiggins (Rings)

interview-laura-slade-wiggins-rings-3The talented Laura Wiggins stars in RINGS which is directed by F. Javier Gutierrez and stars: Aimee Teegarden, Vincent D’Onofrio, Johnny Galecki, Lizzie Brochere, Zack Roerig, Alex Roe and Bonnie Morgan.

How did you prepare for the role of Faith in the RINGS film?

Laura: It was short notice. My boyfriend worked in the stunt department and he noticed they had not casted the role yet. I got together with my acting coach and we started to work on creating the suspense because in horror suspense is such a big thing. That was the main thing to see things that the audience cannot see behind the camera. I feel like that was my main goal to create the fear of Samara (Bonnie Morgan).

Did you see the original film? “The Ringu” or “The Ring?”

Laura: I have not seen the Japanese version because I am kind of a wuss and that would scare me so badly. The original film, I could not even turn on the TV sometimes because I was afraid. I was in like seventh or eighth grade when that movie came out. Samara was the scariest movie villain I had ever seen other than “IT.” (Pennywise).

What was it like working with the other cast members?

Laura: A lot of the film is shot in different parts so some of them were wrapped before I had ever got there. I did get to watch a couple of the scenes and you know it was amazing how much when you are a creative performer that you can actually add to it and I am sure the other actors will elaborate more because they know a little bit better but they were actually allowed to add to it. The main thing I took away is that you should bring your ideas with you when you go to work on set because it might make the movie better.

Did you face any challenges while working on RINGS?

Laura: Yes, we shot it in Georgia and there was a lightning storm and every time it lightning’s and you are working with a generator you have to take a thirty minute break. So we would work well into three in the morning because we kept having thunderstorms. So it was a challenge to keep fresh and to keep everything as if it is the first time it’s happening.

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What was it like working with director, F. Javier Gutierrez?

Laura: Javi is just a dream. He is very creative.

What projects are you working on next?

Laura: I am working on a little short film about a about a swamp and monsters that eat little children’s toes. There is a film called “20th Century Women,” and I am just a bit part but it’s coming out and has Elle Fanning, Annette Bening and Billy Crudup and Greta Gerwig. You will be a better person after you watch the movie.

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What do you want to say to the fans and the audiences that will be watching RINGS?

Laura: I would say bring someone who will let you hold their hand or jump in their lap because it is scary.

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