BB: I began working as a model in my teenage years, but always felt I had more to give as a performer. I moved to Hollywood by myself at a very young age with only my car and a small amount of money in the bank. Aside from modeling full time, I began working as a background actor (extra) in television and for movies to gain experience. From there I went to short films and music videos and finally into feature length pictures. I did everything I could, no matter the budget or level of experience the crew had. I just wanted to learn as much as I could about film and the technical side of acting. These days I have the opportunity to be more selective due to my experience.
MJ: Tell us about your role in The Devil’s Muse?
BB: This was one of the first feature length films I did. I have a very small part in the picture as both “Rose” in a party scene and as the mysterious, mutilated corpse in the field. It was definitely an enjoyable experience, and I can honestly say that it made a positive effect on both my professional and personal life. Before this film, I was on a self-destructive path, but all of that changed with a chance meeting of special fx makeup artist, Jason Barnett, who created the corpse makeup in the film. I collaborated with Ramzi Abed on his newest film, “In a Spiral State”, with a larger role in the film as model “Marlena”. Jason Barnett’s company, IMP FX, was in charge of all the creatures in the upcoming horror flick, Albino Farm.
BB: Pig Bitch was the most intense character I have played to date. Not only did the role demand a tremendous amount of physical energy, but I also went through a major metamorphosis everyday to become her. Just to warn you all, I am hideous throughout the entire film! It was definitely grueling, but I had the chance to do my own stunts and really kick some ass! There was a definite freedom that came with transforming into a horribly disfigured, blood thirsty creature! Keep your eyes peeled for the release of this one, it will be packed with goodies!
MJ: You were recently at Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors promoting Albino Farm.
How did you like the convention?
BB: I lucked out because my friend, director Christopher Alan Broadstone, rented a table and asked if I wanted to hang out and keep him company. It was my first time to actually vend at a convention, but it was a lot of fun and quite a learning experience. Next time I will make sure to bring some DVDs and t-shirts to sell along with my 8x10s (everything is available on my site). I love meeting fans, both old and new, and making friends with similar interests! I hope my career takes off enough that I can be a guest of a big convention some day.
BB: This month I am filming “Terror 66”, which will be directed by metal legend Merauder’s drummer, Bobby Blood. I get contacted all the time to work on a new films, but it’s anyone’s say to whether they will be made or released. This industry is always in flux, but I want to have a long and satisfying career as a working actress and become a better performer though the years. I’m hoping that the release of Albino Farm will bring my career to the next level and that steady work will follow.
MJ: You’re building a nice horror resume. Who in the industry would you like to work with?
BB: I am a huge fan of Italian horror and gialli, so I would love to work with Dario Argento one day. Tim Burton’s movies are always really beautiful to watch, so it would be fun to be in one of his macabre fairy tales. I don’t want to limit myself to working with only established directors, though. Sometimes the most talented people haven’t had their big break yet, so I am always open minded.
MJ: What is your favorite horror movie?
BB: It is too difficult for me to just pick one! Some of my favorites left a big impact on me as a little girl, like “Return of the Living Dead”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, “An American Werewolf in London” and “The Shining”. I am a huge fan of horror from the 1920s all the way up to the 1980s. I keep finding new gems all the time, so the genre never really gets stale to me.