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By James Whittington, Monday 25th August 2014
Nymph is a rather original movie that's being shown today on the main screens at FrightFest. Here we chat to one of the stars of the movie Kristina Klebe about the movie and her other film plans.
HC: How did you get your big break into acting?
KK: I started acting at a very young age. I was always doing theater since I can remember. I used to do a lot of musical theater. I played Jack in Into The Woods when I was 14. I loved that part… especially singing about giants in the sky! I feel like every single step in my career has been part of a winding staircase and there have been many little breaks (OK, Halloween was a bigger one!); but all those breaks are a result of all the hard work I've put in over the years.
HC: What did you think of the script for Nymph when you first read it?
KK: I thought it was certainly very different and it was an action packed read. I loved the atmosphere and the mystery of the mermaid. And it sounded like fun.
HC: How did you approach the role of Kelly?
KK: I thought of a friend of mine who's a writer and kind of channeled her. But also I really connected to and concentrated on my own caretaker instincts and let those shine through. I think in every role one plays one can only really bring elements of oneself, so I tried to find my Kelly ones. I'm not afraid of water at all so that was probably the hardest acting part ha ha - but I'm afraid of other things and also, in life, we often try to hide the things we are afraid of. So maybe that's the important thing to remember.
HC: The location looks amazing but was it a tough shoot?
KK: I think tough would be an understatement. Milan can attest to that. Shooting an action mermaid film in 16 days? Yeah the location was great. But I barely got to enjoy it because when we weren't working… I was sleeping. No joke - sometimes they would wake me up and I would literally stumble to set.
HC: You’re no stranger to the world of horror movies, are you a fan of the genre?
KK: I am now. I'm surrounded by it. Most of my friends in the industry make horror movies so I watch a lot of them and I read a lot of horror scripts. But I love a good movie no matter what genre. What is fun about horror is the ability to experiment with the unknown and fear. It's fun to scare people and people love to be scared.
HC: If you could star in a classic horror movie which one would you choose and which role?
KK: Sissy Spacek's Carrie. Dream.
HC: Horror Channel is currently showing the superb anthology Chillerama, what do you recall of your time on this movie?
KK: Amazing. I love doing comedy. The 4 short days I spent on set with Adam Green, Joel David Moore, Kane Hodder etc were some of the most fun days I've ever spent on set. Joel made me laugh so much - it was impossible. And Kane Hodder pranked me when I had to grab his groin… The story is in his book. Most people don't recognize me in that role at all but I'm super proud of it.
HC: So what are you working on at the moment?
KK: Proxy should be coming to DVD soon, which I'm super excited about. I just wrapped a feature called Dementia where I play a nurse with a dark secret. It's kind of Misery-esque and also stars Gene Jones from The Sacrament. And I literally just got cast in a new project which I hope I can speak about before you publish this … I'm also working on getting more twitter followers. So anyone reading this: can you follow me please?
HC: Kristina Klebe, thank you very much.
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