Nicole Olson, star of the new horror film Dead Love, talks about her acting start (this is it!), blizzards and screen chemistry in this exclusive interview.
Brandon is a young train engineer whose world is upended when his mother suddenly takes her own life. At the funeral home, he meets Fiona, a beautiful and mysterious mortician who takes a strong interest in him. Soon they discover they share a passion for music. And when Fiona serenades him with an ancient folk song, their lives become entwined for eternity.
How did you get started in the industry?
Dead Love is actually my film debut!
Lot of support along the way?
I’ve always been a little rough and tumble while fighting for my art. Your biggest supporter is you.
How has the industry changed since you started in it?
I can’t really say! This was filmed three years ago, and I’m exploring another career at the moment so I have no juicy insight on the industry quite yet.
When was this film shot?
The snowy winter of 2015. We almost had to delay shooting because there was this insane blizzard that closed some of the roads through the mountain.
And what appealed to you first and foremost about the film?
I’ve been a huge horror fan since I was eight years old. To be honest, this was something on my bucket list that I never thought I’d get to cross off.
How much time did you have your co-stars mingle together before filming, to get that chemistry down pat?
I actually found out I got the part on the same night as my chemistry read with my co-star, Grayson Low. Production moved pretty quickly after that, I think we maybe had half a day to rehearse before shooting.
Is there a moment in the movie you found particularly hard to film or really felt for your actors?
One of the morgue scenes was particularly grueling. There were a lot of shots we had to get for this scene that’s really quick, and we all had to stay in full panic-mode for five hours straight.
Other than that..the historic house that we shot the film in was really creepy. I’m pretty sensitive to that kind of stuff, and every time we shot at night I definitely got the feeling that place was haunted by something that didn’t want us there.
What do you hope audiences get out of the movie?
Mmmmmm. I hope that they get a good thrill and learn that not all puzzle pieces are made to fit.
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