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Interview with Adele Silva - Star Of Strippers Vs Werewolves
By James Whittington, Wednesday 21st September 2011

Adele SilvaBlack And Blue Films is quickly becoming one of the UK's leading independent producers of genre related movies. In this the first of two interviews highlighting their diverse range of horror films we chat to stunning actress Adele Silva who has a starring role in their wonderfully titled Strippers Vs Werewolves which is due for release soon.

Adele is better known as super bitch Kelly in ITV's Emmerdale so we chatted to her about what we can expect from the movie (though the title is a bit of a giveaway!) and what it was like to work alongside horror legend Robert Englund.

HC: What's the premise of the film, other than the obvious?

AS: It's 'Girl Power' in an unexpected way. It's a great combination of action, horror, lycanthropy and laughs thrown in.

HC: Tell us about your character?

AS: I play Justice, a nice girl who lives for her boyfriend - unfortunately he doesn't know she's a dancer in a club - the club that they seek revenge on! It's a real journey for her. She really has to toughen up and make some shocking decisions.

HC: How did you get involved?

AS: I was given the script to read and immediately loved it. It was something uncommon for the UK and if done well I thought we could have a hit on our hands. I saw a very early draft and it's only got better since then!

HC: This is your first lead in a movie – what attracted you to a horror script?

AS: I've always been a big fan of horror movies, my favourite film is Silence Of The Lambs so was so excited to get to work with lots of blood, gore and prosthetics.

HC: What will your fans who know you best from your soap career think of your new role?

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AS: It's very different from my role in Emmerdale and as an actress that's what you want, diversity and a challenge. It's also great to do something completely different!

HC: What was it like working with Robert Englund?

AS: There was a general buzz of excitement on set knowing Robert was going to be involved. He's been such a huge iconic horror role as Freddy - he's a legend.

HC: Would you consider making an Italian movie, perhaps with Dario Argento?

AS: Absolutely! I'd love to! Dario Argento is a huge figure in the horror genre - I remember watching Phenomena years ago, which was Jennifer Connelly first movie and enjoyed it.

HC: Which movie scares you the most?

AS: Not so much nowadays, I think I'm quite immune! When I was younger the Candyman movies terrified me!

HC: We've heard you like reading about serial killers, where did that fascination come from?

AS: It's something I've been interested in since I was a teenager. I find it fascinating to look into the minds of people like that and see what makes them tick. I'm into psychology and reading people's actions etc... I'm always people watching!

HC: Would you like to play the role of a serial killer in a movie?

AS: Definitely! A lot of people will think I'm odd but they are probably amongst the best roles - Look at Hannibal Lecter and Aileen Wuornos (Monster).

HC: Finally, if you were to have a screen death, how would you like to go?

AS: A very long gruelling death so I get more screen time... ha ha. I like the idea of the death being pivotal to the story so if it was at the beginning, they could keep having flashbacks.

HC: Adele Silva, thank you very much.


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