Tuesday, February 21, 2012
CINDY MAPLES - ACTRESS EXTRAORDIANARE !!!!
The Creepy Doll, Hell is Full , Widow, Elysian (short)
YOUTUBE VIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd0gNfmwD3E
WELL - I HAVE TO SAY- THIS GAL HAS PATIENCE OF A SAINT- TOOK ME FOREVER TO GET THIS HONOR DOWN- THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE ON GETTING THESE QUESTIONS TO YOU ! CINDY YOU ROCK AND THE WORLD WILL SOMEDAY KNOW IT - THANK YOU FOR THIS INTERVIEW~~~
JG -What put you in place to do horror movies? Was there a film in your past that grabbed you that you knew that you wanted to act and horror was the path?
CM -I actually had no intentions of doing horror movies. I got into it purely by accident. I had worked with a director on a couple of plays and he e-mailed me that he knew some people that were casting for couple of horror movies and that I should audition. I have always had a love for horror movies so I thought why not!
JG -What is your favorite horror movie (old and or new)? What about the film grabbed you that made it stick in your mind as your favorite?
CM -My favorite always has been and probably always will be The Exorcist. It is still the only movie that truly frightens me. It just has a way of staying with me and making me feel uneasy.
JG -If you were asked to be in a remake of a classic horror- one that would be respectful to the original , the type that would make fans happy and feel good about the film, what movie would you like to do?
CM -The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari would be the only one I would be interested in and even with that I don’t think it could ever be done in a way that would be better than the original. I have a strong aversion to remakes, they always leave me disappointed.
JG -If you had the opportunity to pick a cast and director to star in a movie with, who would they be?
CM -Wow, tough question. First we would have to raise Stanley Kubrick from the dead, which would be a cool movie in itself. And if that wasn’t possible I would love to work with Tim Burton. I love the worlds he creates, where there are no straight lines and I think it would be so wonderful to have a chance to live in one of them for awhile. As far as cast I would really like to work with actors that I could learn from so probably Al Pacino, John Malkovich and Cate Blanchett.
JG -What kind of film would you love to do, not horror in any way shape or form and why?
CM -I love comedy, so that would be my first choice. When I do plays I am always drawn to doing comedies because I love to hear people laugh and I like to know that I made them do it. I seem to have a fondness for watching romantic comedies, so I think I would like to do something like.
JG -What would you love to do if film was no longer an option, something else in the film industry or maybe a whole different career all together?
CM -This is an easy one for me; I would really like to do SPX makeup.
JG -Has there been a role you have done that challenged you in a way that you feel 20 years from now you will still remember the challenge it brought? One that made you think, maybe forced you into another way of thinking?
CM -That would have to be Vivian from Widow. That was a very dark, disturbed character and I had to go to some pretty depressing places inside of me to find her. She was also the first character I played on screen so she has a lot of good memories attached to her.
JG -Now, fun stuff, if I were to snag your IPOD - what music would be on it right now ???
CM -Queen, Aerosmith and pretty much any hair band that ever existed. Yes, I am a product of the 80’s.
JG -Any guilty pleasures? Music (secret Loverboy fan), Movie (loved Somewhere in Time perhaps?), maybe a Harlequin Romance (you know, the kind with Fabio on the cover? Hehehe)
CM -My biggest guilty pleasure would have to be The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Not only do I love the movie, but when I am in the car for longer than 30 minutes I have to listen to the Roxy Cast version of the soundtrack. It drives my husband crazy.
JG -Would you ever wanna delve in to the realm of being a director??? Or maybe even a writer for a film??
CM -Never a Director! I am a control freak and I would drive myself crazy trying to do everything because I wouldn’t be able to delegate to others for fear they would screw it up. I would enjoy writing, but I don’t think I could sit still long enough to finish anything.
JG -Now what would you say to the naysayers in regards to filming in Indiana or to those who think that all that comes from here is corn? There are some awesome folks here doing horror, Muscle Wolf Productions and DarkRider Studios, both I do believe in Bloomington! I would think this would be a cool place to set up and film, especially down south- and cheap!
CM -I’ve seen what production companies in Indiana and Kentucky can do first hand and I think Hollywood could learn a few things from us. When you don’t have a lot of money, time or resources you become really creative and I think that’s what “they” are missing. When you have someone on set whose only job is to get the director his special water, you have lost touch with what the rest of us live everyday and that makes it hard to communicate with us.
JG -I have found that folks sometimes “just don’t get it” when it comes to some film and tv- that because it isn’t up for an Oscar or Emmy that it must be crap or they see the film and all they can do is trash it because its cheesy. What, I feel they don’t get, is that sometimes I think the folks who made the film did it just to do it, not to blow everyone’s minds etc, but to just DO IT!! To have the experience. This thought has brought some folks out that claim that film should only be made to have a point and to be the best it can be – and those who make “cheesy” horror are holding the genre back. What do you feel about that?? Weird cheesy question- but it seems to come up a lot, at least in my “circles” lol ! (there must be a message or something to inspire)
CM -If you are doing something that you love, it will never be a waste of time. I admire anyone who goes out and does what they want to do. I‘ve done projects for people that I know will never be seen on a big scale and they are just learning the process, but I love that they think it will be the best thing since sliced bread, because that makes me feel like I am doing something really important, even if that thing is just being a part of their dream. That’s what it’s all about and if you can’t “Get that”, then you obviously never had a dream and I feel sorry for you.
JG -Now-guiltless self promotion, spill it all- new projects- conventions, websites? Anything- anything:
CM -Wow, shameless self-promotion…I love it!
Let’s just say that 2012 has started out really well. I started the year with a music video premiere for NIGHTWATCH, which teamed me up again with Lewis Chaney and Neil Kellen of Keychain-productions and the fabulous Mina Fedora. You can take a look at it right here: http://www.keychain-productions.com/portfolio/mina-fedoras-nightwatch
The pre-quel featurette WIREFACE: In the Beginning just premiered at The Derby City Film Festival in Louisville and will now go on to other festivals. Filming will start late this year on the feature length film WIREFACE.
Also coming in 2012 is THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE. This is a slasher film like no other. You find yourself torn between rooting for the killer as well as his victims. You can find out more about it at http://www.birthday-massacre.com.
I have already signed on to do a small role in upcoming horror movie being made in Kentucky as well as a part in a web series. But I would say that I am most excited about some female vampires that are in my future. Yes, that is a tease, you will have to wait on that one.
FIND THIS MOVIE- AND I DO NOT MEAN WAIT- I MEAN NOW- HEHEHEHE- SHOW THIS GAL SOME LOVE !!
NOW- AFTER READING ALL THIS- HOW THE HECK CANT YOU JUST WANNA GET YOUR BOOTY DOWN THERE ,WHEREVER "DOWN THERE" IS- AND GET THESE FILMS??? BELIEVE ME- SHE WILL ROCK YOUR DVD PLAYER- AND SHE HAS GREAT ACTORS AND ACTRESS TO WORK WITH- GREAT DIRECTORS- SO WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE (THINK OF CLOSING CREDITS OF FERRIS BEULLER)!