So, I use Google image search for 99% of my headers. You can learn a lot about the internet from Google image search. Today, for instance, while searching for a good picture of Tania Raymonde, I discovered that there is a comprehensive website dedicated to celebrity feet. At the time of writing, I do not know if it’s just female celebrity feet, or if there’s male celebrities in there as well. I feel like they’d do a disservice to all of us if they didn’t have Brad Pitt and John Goodman’s feet up there with Barbra Streisand and Emma Roberts.
I also learned that there are not nearly enough sexy pictures of Tania Raymonde online (or at least on Google image search), but hopefully playing the slutty one in The TexasChainsaw Massacre 3D will change that.
According to Raymonde, “The story is about this girl Heather (Alexandra Daddario), who finds out that she has inherited this house that she never knew she had. She thought she was adopted, but her grandmother just died and she gets a letter saying that she just inherited this house in Texas. I play her best friend, Nikki. Nikki was going to go to New Orleans with Heather for Halloween, but they decide to go collect her inheritance in Texas, and horror ensues.”
Confession: It doesn’t matter what the plot is, I was going to see this film anyways. Alex from Lost sealed the deal. Her playing the slutty friend who doesn’t get killed right away sealed the deal-sealing. See what else she has to say about the movie below.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D is due out on October 5th, 2012, just three days after my birthday![Via Collider]
What was the experience of making The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D like?
Raymonde: It’s just so cool to be part of such a cult phenomenon. The only one I’d ever seen was the original Texas Chainsaw, and I found it very deeply disturbing and troubling. I know that a lot of people are looking forward to the movie, and you’re taking on this very important, epic cult that people really cherish, and you have a responsibility to do it well. I think people are going to be surprised by how good this is. It’s very scary, but it’s not torture porn. It’s not gory for the sake of gore. It’s jsut disturbing. There are parts of the movie that are more like a thriller than a horror movie, but the horror parts are very, very creepy. And, for the 3D, we had all these new technologies and 3D cameras that we used, that had just come out, right before we started shooting the movie, so the 3D is going to look excellent. It’s going to be really, really cool.
Is it weird for you, as an actor, to not only have to see yourself on the big screen, but also see yourself in 3D?
Raymonde: Oh, yeah, totally! There’s a scene where I’m in my bikini (ed. note: HRNGH!), and I’m just like, “Really?! I’m going to have my big 3D ass in a bikini?” I’m not looking forward to that. I think it’s a very cool way to watch movies, though. People ask me, “Is 3D a good medium for horror movies?” I think it’s the perfect thing for horror movies because it really puts you into it. We shot this movie almost as if we were shooting it on film. The interesting part about this new 3D technology is that you can literally dictate how much of an intensity of 3D you want, depending on the scene. There are moments when you can explore the frame and it looks very much like film, and then the horror parts of the story are going to be very extreme 3D, with things popping out at you and really pulling you into the horror, so that you’re really scared. The 3D is very useful for a horror film, especially for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. We got to see playback on set, on a 60″ 3D monitor, every time we shot something, and there were some shots that are just out of this world. It’s trippy. I think people are really going to like it.
Who is the character that you’re playing and how does she fit into the story?
Raymonde: The story is about this girl Heather (Alexandra Daddario), who finds out that she has inherited this house that she never knew she had. She thought she was adopted, but her grandmother just died and she gets a letter saying that she just inherited this house in Texas. I play her best friend, Nikki. Nikki was going to go to New Orleans with Heather for Halloween, but they decide to go collect her inheritance in Texas, and horror ensues. She’s a very fun, sarcastic party girl, who’s a little promiscuous and likes to have a good time. She’s the one who pushes everyone to make the wrong decisions, unfortunately. The cool part about it is that, even though she’s the sexual character of the movie, she doesn’t die in the beginning and she’s not an idiot, which is good. Apparently, these characters are usually eye candy who you want to die, right from the beginning ‘cause they’re so annoying. So, there are parts of this movie that are very different, and there aren’t many horror cliches. I think they really paid attention to making this Texas Chainsaw unique. I think people will like it.
Having seen the original film, what was your reaction when you found out that some of the original cast would be making appearances in the film, for the first time?
Raymonde: That was really, really cool. That just adds to the coolness factor of this movie. I got to meet Marilyn Burns, who played Sally, and she’s so beautiful and looks almost exactly the way she looked before. She was very sweet, too, and so happy to be a part of the movie. What’s cool is that these original actors are playing completely different characters. They’re cameos, but they’re different people within the new Texas Chainsaw story. That was a really innovative way of using them again. I think people will be surprised.