A Conversation With Actress Darcy DeMoss - Page 5
gJg: Your scene with Jason has to be one of the greatest “kills” ever in a horror movie.
DD: It certainly was the longest struggle out of any of his victims, which is something I guess you could say I’m very “proud” of. <laughs>
gJg: You definitely weren’t going to go down easy!
DD: You’re right! Most of the time once Jason gets a hold of you you’re pretty much dead right away. I’m only 5’2 but I really did put up quite a fight.
I remember CJ Graham (Jason) originally wanted to go a little easy on me but I just said, “No, let’s have at it and make it look as real as possible.” Now, he’s about 6’4 and a bodybuilder who could’ve squashed me but we really fought and made it look realistic. At least it sure felt real to me!
gJg: How was that scene filmed?
DD: They actually constructed a whole room that was designed to be the bathroom inside of the Winnebago. All of the walls were removable so they could get different angles and shots. They even had an overhead camera as well. I remember it was an entire evening of filming my fight scene with Jason.
gJg: For the actual “kill” scene was that a mask of your face that was constructed?
DD: Yes it was. I have to admit; when we made that mask it was hard for me to stay still in that position for so long because I’m claustrophobic. And I was completely covered. Fortunately though my mouth was open but I still had to keep it that way for a very long time while they made it.
I actually had the mask recreated from photos taken by the special effects company and I bring them along to my convention appearances.
gJg: It’s amazing how much longevity the franchise has had.
DD: I know. It really is. There’s even a book out about the entire Friday the 13th franchise. It has interviews with all of the people who were involved with it. They’ve even released a CD with all of the music from the films too.
gJg: Why do you think the series has been so successful?
DD: You know, it’s really because of all of the fans. The horror genre fans are just so incredibly loyal.Continued on the next page