You play Donna in “Truth or Dare” – how did you prepare to play her?
Heather – My first step in preparing to play her was to get a life cast of my face done at Autonomous FX!! That was very exciting as I haven’t had a life cast done in a while. I got to wear a burned prosthetic make-up in the film that adds a lot to Donna’s character. I then thought a lot about what a woman who was so isolated and lonely would do with her time and Thommy Hutson and I decided that she liked to do jigsaw puzzles as a way to pass the time.
You are a legend in the film industry and the horror community. Was it fun to do a creepy, scary like this again?
Heather- I enjoy playing complicated characters who matter to the story of a film. But I have never had the ability to watch and enjoy really scary movies, especially ones with lots of gore. It was fun to to take on a scene with all the stars of the film but I am really glad I didn’t have to be in any scary scenes with lots of blood. I was amazed at the relentlessness of the scary, gory scenes.
How do you feel the horror genre changed over the years?
Heather- It takes a lot more to scare people these days I think. People have been desensitized to gore, violence and death.
What would you like to say to the fans from the very beginning and new fans now? (Because you mean so much to us and we say thank you.)
Heather- I love all of you and appreciate how much you have taken the heroism of Nancy Thompson to hear and cherished her so much. Although I believe Nightmare on Elm Street is a truly fine film, I also know that the enthusiastic embrace of the film by fans, new and old, is what has made Nightmare on Elm Street a horror classic.
Thank you so much Heather!
Heather- And Thank YOU!