Exclusive Set Visit: Chillerama - Tim Sullivan's I Was a Teenage Werebear Segment
Stated the actress of her career post "Scream Queens 2", “I was cast in Fright Night (the remake), but unfortunately the role changed, and what they wanted me to do, I wasn’t willing to do. Being cast in Chillerama is amazing because I love Tim and I love working with him. Really, the exposure is amazing, and I would definitely say that Scream Queens has changed my life. Honestly, it’s what I’ve always wanted to do so actually experiencing it is so amazing, and I feel so blessed.”
“Honestly, I thought he was crazy,” lead actor Sean Paul Lockhart, who assumes the role of the James Dean-esque Ricky, stated of Sullivan’s script. “I thought he was crazy for taking on this ambitious project and for also pushing the envelope, and I guess I didn’t take it too seriously at first. But a couple of months went by, and I did a screen test and here I am. It’s been a whirlwind! I’m very grateful that Tim and the producers took a gamble and brought me on as the lead.”
As for what ultimately attracted him to the to role, “There’s so many different layers to this project, and with the recent rash of suicides due to gay bullying within the gay community, I think that regardless of the fact that it’s set in the 1960’s, there will be a certain topical nature (to the narrative). Tim is spot-on. He’s a visionary. And while some of the films he’s worked on might not necessarily be palatable for gay audiences, I think that this project will break barriers. The film’s bloody nature aside, I think a lot of people, gay or straight, will be able to relate to it.”
“It pokes fun at so many genres,” chimed in actor Anton Troy, who plays the Brando to Lockhart’s Dean, and who like other key cast members was required to record Sullivan’s Chillerama rock n’ roll numbers, had recently wrapped his recording session. “I think that the film will have a universal appeal because of its pop-culture savviness. It’s making fun of musicals, and 60’s beach films, and teenage angst films, and combines them all to make something I think which is really funny. We are having a great time!”
Before we departed the set, Dread asked Sullivan about the future of "Scream Queens", and as to whether or not he’d be returning to reprise his role of host for a third season, to which he replied, “All I can say is that I am contracted for next season, and no one has told me that the next season isn’t happening, so we’ll see!”
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