JOSH: The lead in this movie, Lauren Currie Lewis, is a classically-trained actor.
We told her
, "We really want you to be in this movie.What do you think?"And she
said, "Well, I don't really like horror movies."We said, "Nah, but it'll be good.It'll be fun!"What worked out was, she
played this character as someone who actually went through these things.As opposed to an actress in a horror movie."This is the part where I scream and run."She
was playing this as somebody who had to go through this, and had to feel these things.Which made it way more realistic, and way more heartbreaking.I mean, a lot of the things that are scary in a movie, or disturbing-- I think she
brings about 90 percent of that.She's
really selling that, and we believe it.
I think Lauren
, who has to do most of the big dramatic acting in our movie, delivered.We didn't have to pull our hair out to get it out of her
just did, for the most part, a great job on her
own.It was exhausting for her
, I know.