“Written by Nick Morris (The Evil Eye), Ruckus Skye and Lane Skye (The Devil to Pray, Rattle the Cage) and directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott (Cooties, Bushwick), BECKY stars Lulu Wilson (Annabelle: Creation), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Hitch, “The Kings of Queens”), Amanda Brugel (Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Robert Maillet (Sherlock Holmes) and Joel McHale (“Community”). The film is produced by Jordan Beckerman, Jordan Yale Levine, and Russ Posternak from Yale Productions and J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules from Boulderlight Pictures.”
Lulu Wilson (The Haunting of Hill House, Annabelle: Creation, Ouija: Origin of Evil) stars in Becky and she took time to talk with Horrornews.net
Hi Lulu, you did such a great job in Becky.
Lulu- Thank you so much.
Tell us how you got involved with the film and why you decided to take on the role of Becky?
Lulu- I first read the script when I was ten or eleven. I met with the producers at a little café and they said they had been tracking my career since Ouija and they had the idea for Becky and when they saw Ouija, they knew I was Becky. I find it amazing; I hear that happening to people all the time and having that happen to me was a whole different thing. Being eleven, I didn’t get offered many roles of just being this bad ass kind of taking on all the dangers shes being faced with. As I got older and as Becky got older, I wanted to do it more. You don’t see a lot of teenage girls being portrayed as this tough, raw and angry character. I wanted to be that really badly.
Beck is kicking some ass and she is a strong character.
Lulu- Yeah (laughter)
What was it like working with the cast and the scenes you have with Kevin are so powerful, they are so intense. Did you do anything to prepare?
Lulu- We had Cary, Jon, Kevin, and I sort of had a meeting before all of this started. We rehearsed the scene by the fire, just to see how that was going to play out and they explained what was going to happen. The practical effects and that I was going to be watching somebody burn in front of me which was a crazy experience. We rehearsed it a few times and when the day came, we just wanted to see how it played out. I think that improvising on the spot is better. We did have to rehearse a lot though. The first scene that I shot was stabbing Dominic (Kevin James). I wanted to teach myself to throw myself into the character Becky. That was really important.
Was it difficult being in the woodsy environment? The cabin in the woods and the traps and stuff, everything is so intricate. Did you face any challenges?
Lulu- Not really. I found it really interesting to watch. These special effects people, they really are artists. Becky is pretty aggressive and I didn’t want to break anything.
You’ve been in some of the most epic shows and you have already been in some of the coolest horror films. How does it feel to be in Becky and have this character of your own now?
Lulu- Its amazing, I had always wanted that role instead of running away from the danger and being scared all the time. Becky really takes care of it; she knows what she wants to do and she’s really smart. When I watched it, I was thinking, what would I do in that situation? Becky thinks it all through. The action was so fun. To just be able to throw myself into that character.
What was it like working with Jon and Cary as directors?
Lulu- We collaborated so well together. They treated me like an adult which I appreciate so much. They took everything I said very seriously. On the first day of rehearsals and fittings before filming my Becky shirt, the yellow and black stripe shirt, it was my shirt. I wore it on the first day of rehearsal and they were like, Lulu, I like your shirt and I was like, of course I like my shirt. They said, do you want to wear that for Becky. I was like, of course. They used my artwork, I’m a cartoonist. They used my artwork in the credits and I got an illustrator’s credit.
That’s awesome. The artwork is great.
Lulu- I doodle all the time. I was doodling on my script and they wanted me to draw for them.
That’s awesome. It was great to add the artwork to the movie.
Lulu- I agree.
I know some of us are still working from home. Are you working on anything next?
Lulu- I do, everything has been put on hold because of quarantine. I do and hopefully we will get back to shooting soon because I miss it, A LOT! So, hopefully you’ll see something from me soon.
Do you want to say anything to the people who will be watching Becky?
Lulu- Oh my gosh. I hope they all have a good time watching it. Hopefully it can be a little bit of an escape from reality for them. I hope they enjoy it.
Thank you so much Lulu. You did a great job. Stay safe.
Lulu- Thank you. It was great talking to you and stay safe.