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By James Whittington, Tuesday 10th May 2011
Things are hotting up on Horror during May with a short season of shockers showing under the banner of Sexy Killers. Each of these steamy fright flicks (three of which are premieres) will be introduced by our Diva of the Dark Side Emily Booth who is joined by two of the stars from Zombie Women Of Satan, Victoria Broom and Victoria Hopkins. Here Victoria Broom chats about her career so far and her time on the set of Zombie Women Of Satan.
HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to be an actress?
VB: I knew from when I was three, that all I ever wanted to do was perform, it was when I did my first TV role that I knew I wanted to develop my skills for the screen...and never looked back since.
HC: Is it true you’re a big fan of Bruce Lee movies?
VB: Massive lover of Bruce Lee. I used to sit and watch his films as a child...instead of doing ballet like every other 8 year old girl, I started Kung Fu classes, going on to become the under 21's National Champion at the age of 15. I can still throw a bloody decent punch too!
HC: How did you become involved with Zombie Women Of Satan?
VB: It was actually Vic Hopkins aka Star in Zombie Women Of Satan that contacted me and said "Man, you would be awesome playing this chick", so I read the script-thought it was hilarious and said yes to playing Rachel. At the time, it was my first zombie movie.
HC: The film is pretty original, do you like zombie movies?
VB: If I'm totally honest, I don't think I ever really 'watched' a zombie film till I started Zombie Women Of Satan. I've always liked a scary fright from Horrors but never got into zombie films-now however..I can't get enough!! Get me a zombie film set in the grounds of Downton Abbey and you have a masterpiece!!
HC: Do you have any memorable moments you can share with us about the shooting of Zombie Women Of Satan?
VB: Well as you can imagine, it was a lot of fun to work on. I loved the amount of Geordie women running around in the sunshine of Newcastle with nothing on,was a site to behold!
HC: You’ve worked in theatre as well as film and as a presenter which medium are happiest working in?
VB: I love all mediums of my craft, my background is in classical theatre but the more I work in film the more I love it. I've worked in film for around 5 years and I'm still learning but I love it, I love the connection with the camera, the deep understanding of your character and tapping into the things that make your character tick...so in a nutshell...film.
HC: Would you like to see more women writing and directing horror movies?
VB: I would like to see more female writers and directors full stop. There are not enough out there. Especially in horror, women have wild imaginations,think of a Martina Cole with gory femme fatale killers. Come on girls let's show them what we got!!
HC: In your opinion is it getting easier form women to be taken seriously in the horror industry?
VB: I think that if you take yourself seriously as an actress then everyone else will. I'm not a 'horror' actress, but an actress who enjoys the challenges in horror. Horror is a hard genre to get right, most of the time your running away terrified by something you can't see. It's all about your imagination. It's about expressing your fears, the thought just excites me!
HC: So what projects are you working on at the moment?
VB: Well horror fans,you will be pleased to know I'm currently working on a sexy femme fatale role, in the film Monitor, which will be out next year. Keep an eye on your TV sets too!
HC: Victoria Broom, thank you very much.
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