20 questions with Sheri Moon Zombie, co-star of "Halloween 2."
1. Growing up, did you envision yourself as an actress?
No, I actually wanted to do voice-overs, then I fell into acting.
2. Other than acting, what are you passionate about?
I like to go swimming a lot and be cool in the water.
3. How did you get involved with the “Halloween” series?
Well, my husband is the director, and he wrote me a part and I got involved that way.
4. What about the character Deborah Myers appealed to you?
The film I did before “Halloween” was “Devil’s Rejects,” and that character was really crazy to play. Deborah was more straight and not as boisterous and hard on her luck. That seemed appealing to me to try to handle that one.
5. What can you tell us about her appearance in the new Halloween movie?
Well you actually see her, Deborah, through the eyes of Michael Myers. So no one else can see her because he’s just harkening back. He just stuck, mentally, at the age of 10 or 11 when he got sent to the insane asylum, and while stuck there he thinks about his mom. Remembers her in a certain way and you see his twisted vision of her.
6. If you could have any other role in this Halloween series, would there be one?
No, I am pretty content with playing Deborah.
7. What is it like working for your husband, Rob Zombie, on this film?
It’s always great working with Rob. He’s busy, I don’t see him a lot unless I’m on set.
8. Being such a great horror villain yourself, did you ever ask Tyler Mane if he would like to trade roles?
No, I never asked Tyler that, but I will see him (soon), and I will see if he wants to play Deborah.
9. If another director, other than Rob, carried on the “Halloween” series beyond this one and wanted you to be in it, would you?
10. Is there other directors would you like to work with?
Sure, I would like to work with Woody Allen 20 years ago. Or 10 years ago maybe. I’m always open to a good roll and a good director. I really like working with Rob, and when we work, it takes up a lot of our time.
11. Will we see any more appearances of Vera-Ellen “Baby” Firefly (from "Devil's Rejects") in the future?
I don’t know, I don’t think so. I think that movie stands on its own and we should probably leave it as it is. We do entertain making part three, but I don’t know if that will happen. I don’t think so.
12. You’ve been called “the most iconic female serial killer to emerge on the modern horror scene.” How do you feel about that?
That’s cool, I’d hadn’t heard that.
13. What’s it like working with the likes of Sid Haig, Bill Moseley & Karen Black?
It was great. “The House of 1000 Corpses” was my first movie and to work with Karen Black, who was amazing. I respect her work. She was so supportive and encouraging. She showed me the ropes. I wished I kept in touch with her. I used to for a few years after but then we completely lost track of each other. But it’s great working with those people. We became a little family.
14. When can we expect to hear your voice in “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto?”
It comes out Sept. 22nd. We’re really excited about it. It has been a labor of love for about five or six years. I think Rob wrote the comic about 10 years ago. We’re super-excited about that coming out.
15. What is the difference between live acting and vocal acting and which do you prefer?
They're both different. I like them each for what they are. When you’re in the studio doing voice-over, you don’t have to worry about how you’re looking or anything like that. For me I feel like I have a little more freedom. I can act silly and not worry about it.
16. What do you like most about your “Total Skull” clothing line?
I like that people like wearing it and that they buy it. It’s really cool. It’s cool that I started something and other people appreciate it. It’s pretty neat.
17. How good is Rob’s new album going to be?
It’s the best album ever. He feels really strong about it, and the band is tight. It’s so exciting. I love it. It’s all I listen to on my iTouch.
18. Are you going to be involved with the tour at all?
I’m going to go on the tour, but I think as far as my involvement goes, I’ll be watching from the side of the stage.
19. Any chances of seeing a return to your role as “Living Dead Girl?”
You know, we were just talking about that video earlier today. I think that may be one of my favorite videos that Rob directed. No, I don’t think so. You never know what’s going to happen, but we don’t have any plans to bring "Living Dead Girl" out of bed.
20. What one thing would people be surprised to know about you?
I picked a 14-inch zucchini out of my vegetable garden the other day.
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