It’s a sad day in Hollywood when someone like Escape Room, Netflix’s The Punisher, and True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll is worried she’ll never work again. But such is the case.
She tells Joe Q’s Mornin’ Warm-Up: “I’m just really wondering whether I’ll get to work again, whether anyone wants to work with me again, and whether I still have it, all of those scary things. Part of my brain goes, ‘No, you’re just being crazy, calm down.’ But the part of me that loves [acting] and the problem with being an artist and an actor, and any of these professions where you put a piece of your soul into your work, is that it becomes a part of your identity… If I’m not acting, I’m not sure who I am. And since it’s been so long since I’ve really gotten to do it, I’m struggling a little bit with how to maintain my self-worth, my sense of my own value.”
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The first time I remember seeing Woll on-screen was in director Darren Lynn Bousman’s underrated home invasion flick Mother’s Day with Rebecca De Mornay and Jamie King.
Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence and torture, pervasive language and some sexual content, the film s a graphic remake of the Troma horror classic. It begins after a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers go home to hideout…only to discover that their Mother (Rebecca De Mornay) lost their house in a foreclosure. The new owners and their party guests become the depraved brothers’ unwitting hostages. Their sadistic Mother soon arrives and brilliantly takes control of the situation, ratcheting up the terror. As the hostages struggle desperately to survive the harrowing torture, they realize that there is nothing a Mother won’t do to protect her children.