While attending Texas Frightmare, Scoop, chatted with actress Melanie Kinnaman. The star of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, the popular fifth installment of the horror series, talked about getting into character, stunts for the movie, and her experiences meeting fans.
Scoop: What was your favorite part about being in a Friday the 13th movie?
Melanie Kinnaman (MK): Well, it was very demanding and I liked that. It was physically demanding, it was emotionally demanding, and it really gave me a lot to do. It gave me a lot to work with. And, of course, it’s an iconic film, so it was a real thrill.
Scoop: How do you get into character as far as being terrified on film and bringing that to the audience?
MK: It has to be real, obviously, it has to be real for you. So I made it real for myself. Every event in the film, every scene was real for me. That’s how you’re able to bring it.
Scoop: Did you have to do any crazy stunts?
MK: No, not really. All the chainsaw stuff, I did myself. The running in the rain, the falling, that was all done by me. I don’t think it was that difficult, you know?
Scoop: Are you a fan of horror movies yourself?
MK: Not a whole lot. Although, I did like Psycho. I like the classics and my favorite is The Exorcist.
Scoop: What’s the experience like for you on your side of the table at a horror con? What’s it like meeting fans?
MK: It’s fantastic because it’s so rewarding to know that people still like the film and want to meet you. I hear so many great stories about how they enjoyed the film and what it meant to them. So, that means a lot to me.
Scoop: Are you having a good time this weekend?
MK: It’s been fantastic. I’ve never been to Texas, so this is great.