Victoria De Mare has been dubbed one of â€śHollywoodâ€™s Hottest Scream Queensâ€ť and clocking over 44 roles since 1999 itâ€™s a title that will most likely be sticking. Some of the high lights of her career are her humorously sexy roll as Batty Boop in â€śKillJoy 3â€ť which will make you feel pretty f*cked up for finding a clown that hot. As well as a hair raising performance a locked up abroad lycanthrope in â€śWerewolf in a Womenâ€™s Prison.â€ť In her new film Victoria plays a p*rn starhaving a bad day on set as biological weapon starts killing off her peers. From my contact with her I have learned why Canpuna regards her as a national treasure.
With â€śKilljoy 3â€ť Batty Boop was written for you, was this same kind of situation with â€śContagionâ€ť or did you audition for it?
“Batty Boop” was written with me in mind. John Lechago is a dear friend of mine. When ‘Contagion’ was initially ‘Bio Slime’, John had called me up & said, “I am rounding up my “usual suspects” for this next project, ‘Bio Slime’, & you are one of those suspects, are you interested?” I was so honored, I couldn’t believe it. :) John wanted me to play “Mary”, but I am not sure that he specifically wrote her with me in mind or not. You’ll have to do an interview with him & ask him! :) So, no, I didn’t audition for either “Batty” or “Mary”.
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I know they would ask this on the â€śThe Actors Studioâ€ť so I have to follow suit, what kind of research did you do to prepare yourself to play the role of a p*rn star?
Ah, yes, playing a “P*rn Star”. :) I watched a hell of a lot of p*rn, of course, & chatted with a few adult stars that I know.
Youâ€™ve said in interviews that as far the character of Mary goes (â€śContagionâ€ť) you stayed annoyed between takes, what other stuff have you stay in character for other parts?
Well, it depends on what I was playing. Each character is different, hopefully, so it depends on who she is & what she is going through in the scene. As an actor, I prefer to get “in it” & “stayâ€ť “in it” the whole day on set. It is much easier & much more fun! Once wrapped from a production, I always go through a “post-production depression”, so I want to live as the character as long as possible before my “martini” shot. :)
You seem like a really fun person and like you are having fun on set, did being annoyed all the time kill any of that for you?
No. There are a few places in the world to me that are my “church”-the stage, the recording studio, the dance studio, & on set. I am most happy when I am at one of these places. “Mary” was kind of a nut, so that was super fun to play.
Youâ€™re afraid of heights? Anything else?
I’m completely freaked out by spiders.
I absolutely love make up, especially SFX. The pros are that it looks awesome & immensely helps the work of embodying your character. The cons are that it can take up to 5 hours or longer per sitting or standing, in my case for these 2 films, to get it on & it could take up to 2 hours or longer to get it off! And, no, it was not cold. In China, it was so hot, I was thanking my lucky stars that I was naked! :)
Iâ€™ve come across a lot of actors/actresses that kind of stick their noses up at the generaâ€¦ you seem to embrace it. Did you set out saying â€śscream queenâ€ť and “Hollywood’s hottest” or was that an evolution?
I set out to work as an actor(performed), period. Yes, horror/sci fi/fantasy adventure, etc. have always been my favorite genres of films, but in the beginning I was just trying to get a gig. When Media started calling me a “Scream Queen” & then “Hollywood’s Hottest Scream Queen” over & over again, I was just completely honored. It feels great to have accomplished a “status” in this business that is so unpredictable & so harsh.
What is the happiest memory you have of working on a film?
My happiest moment so far was taking off from LAX with Trent Haaga on our way to China to shoot ‘Killjoy 3′. I knew it was going to be an amazing adventure & I felt so blessed that John Lechago had included me. The morning of my first day on set, I puked in my hotel suite I was so nervous, & when I was wrapped on my last day, I burst into tears as I hugged John good-bye. It was the most amazing experience I had on a gig.
The most surreal thing I have seen on set is when Tai Chan Ngo really caught on fire in the werewolf suit on an exterior night shoot on the set of ‘Werewolf In A Women’s Prison’. He could have been killed, but it made for an awesome shot for the film!
I am f**king dying to play a nun & I am actually supposed to in the sequel to ‘Deadly Beloved’ directed by Gregori Holderbach. I have the opportunity to continue to play my character “Miriam”, who becomes a nun, as well as her evil twin sister! Now, that will be amazingly awesome! The crazier, grittier, & more unexpected it is that I would play the role, the better for me.
What is your musical background?
I studied music as a kid, as well as voice. I am now a composer, lyricist(author), vocalist, music publisher & producer.
Will you be doing any touring with the album coming out?
My multi-format debut album, ‘Actress’ was released on July 25th 2011, but came & went. Due to an unexpected death, my former record label, Flesh-O-Rama, folded & is now defunct. But, my new material is a billion times better, which will be released by a new company late this year, followed by a tour.
Can drinking sweat really save you from dehydration?
No, drinking sweat only makes you more thirsty, unfortunately, but it was worth a try off the beautiful Eva Derreck.
So I hear in Canpuna youâ€™ve become a national treasure?
Hey, what happens in Canpuna, stays in Canpuna! :)
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Interview: Victoria De Mare