Exclusive Horrornews.net Interview Ali Stover (actress)
Movie : My Little Demon
I started in journalism after college and worked at WNBC here in NY in a freelance position. It was an exciting job but only temporary so when my time was up I thought I’d take a few acting classes for fun until I found my next journalism job. I ended up taking classes with a brilliant teacher at Strasberg named Irma Sandrey. In studying with her I discovered how acting is truly and art form and started to understand the amount of skill that is necessary for an actor to act well. With those beginning glimpses of how fulfilling acting can be I decided to pursue it.
Did you have a favorite horror movie from your childhood?
‚ÄúIT‚ÄĚ. It still scares the heck out of me!
What attracted you to MY LITTLE DEMON?
I liked how nothing was as it seemed. While you’re drawn into the story and become involved with the characters you’re never on solid footing with any of them. Nobody’s showing all their cards and the dynamic between them is constantly changing. I also liked how so much of the events taking place are open to interpretation.
Tell us about your role as Rebecca?
Underneath a neat facade and a sometimes human facade are some very evil intentions. Much of her interaction with Evie appears to be civilized, but when simple manipulation isn’t working she’ll resort to Devil’s tactics….
There isn’t one story that comes to mind but we did get to shoot in a really nice place. The town of Prattsville in the Catskills was a beautiful place to shoot. Unfortunately it was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Irene and a lot of the buildings, bridges and roads were severely damaged. There have been some efforts to rebuild but I imagine it’s going to be a long process.
Do you have a favorite scene?
There’s a scene where Evie has had enough of Rebecca toying with her and she hits back at Rebecca. It’s a moment where the two characters are on equal footing, and there might be a moment of understanding between them; where Evie’s humanity and Rebecca’s preternaturalness are irrelevant, and they share a commonality. Things get dark pretty quickly after that though.
What was it like working with Steven James Creazzo?
It was a wonderful experience. Steve knew exactly what he wanted and had a very clear vision of where he wanted to take the story. I think it’s very difficult to make a movie where so many of the events are open to interpretation. It’s a difficult line to walk. While Steve had a clear idea of where to take the script he also gave us actors a lot of freedom. I was excited to play Rebecca because the Devil in ‘My Little Demon’ is really multifaceted and there are so many places to go creatively. Steve not only gave us actors free rein to be creative with our characters but he encouraged it. So that combination of a clear path as to where the story was going combined with the freedom to ‘go big’ with our characters made working with Steve a great experience.
What can horror fans expect from MY LITTLE DEMON?
It’s a psychological thriller with elements of the supernatural. A young mother who is grieving the loss of her daughter is targeted by the Devil and she has to decide how far she will go to bring her daughter back. I think the scariest thing about the movie are the mind games.
In your dream movie, who would you love to work with?
There are too many people to name!
What other projects are you currently working on?
I just shot an episode of ‘Louie’ last week. The episode is entitled “Daddy’s Girlfriend,‚ÄĚ and it will air on FX. I also recently shot a short NY crime drama called ‘Infiltrate’ where I play the head FBI Agent.
Interview: Ali Stover (My Little Demon)