Horror’s Scream Queens and Rising Talent: Six Questions for Angie Stevenson
“My life is about loving the people that I am surrounded by and following my dreams,” says the lovely Angie Stevenson, in a whimsical voice that typifies her suggestive Marilyn-esque persona. Photographs of Angie, while quite often compared to the late 50s sex symbol, most often depict her as the modern Renaissance gal she has become.
Stevenson grew up in a loving bohemian-style home in Santa Cruz, California. Her father was a karate champion and her mother, a painter and jewelry maker. By age five, Angie was intent on finding her way to Hollywood. “When I was little, I used to write in my journal that I wanted to become an actress,” giggles Stevenson. “My spelling has improved since then, but my passion never left me!” Her sister, Avery Rose, an accomplished singer and songwriter, also lives in Los Angeles, where the two support each other’s dreams.
Her unique approach to performing arts blurs the lines between acting, modeling, voice-over arts and inovating creative concepts. With an old-fashioned soul, but a mind open to modern innovation, Angie is also a business woman with a keen sense of developing her brand and vision. Angie approaches her craft with dedication, but also with a refreshing sense of passion that makes her work instantly valuable and remarkable. Having appeared in onscreen performances in genres such as sci-fi and horror, among others, Angie keeps expanding her portfolio, consistently growing as an actor, personality and as a human being.”*
1. How did you get into the industry?
I got into the industry getting cast as the lead female role of Carmen in The Family. Joe Hollow took a chance on me. It was such an amazing experience working with him and horror film legends Tony Todd, Michael Berryman and Kane Hodder. I’m very thankful to Joe Hollow for bringing me in.
2. What Scream Queen/Woman in Horror inspired you most?
Jamie Lee Curtis hands down.
3. What horror film hooked you on the genre and why?
The Shining really blew my skirt up.
4. When you are presented with a script or movie concept, what are the things that draw you to certain projects and away from others?
I’m drawn personally to a role with strength and pain lately. I feel I have a lot to tap into… I’m avoiding nudity ? unless the character has substance.
5. The evolution of women in the genre continues to change almost daily, so what are your thoughts on how things have changed and what do you see coming for the current and future women of horror?
I think absolutely women have gained Power and influence…and not just in horror, but in film in general. Women are directing, writing, producing, acting — and not just playing the victim. There are a lot of powerful women in film. It’s very exciting.
6. What are the next couple projects you are working on?
I’m just coming out in Devils Domain. That was really fun to work on. I played the red devil in extreme prosthetic make up. It took 5 hours to get in everyday. I will be playing the lead role of Emma in the horror film Run Like Hell. They’re still funding the project. I have a secret horror film in the works, but I’m not at liberty to talk about it yet. Finally, I’m going to be filming in Texas in about a month, doing another film with Joe Hollow and actor Mark Hanson. Details to come! ?
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*Bio Courtesy of Angie Stevenson’s Website