Georgia Groome | DOUBLE DATE

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Comedy/horror Double Date was one of the standout movies at this year’s Horror Channel FrightFest. We spoke to star Georgia Groome about her role…

STARBURST: What first drew you to the character?

Georgia Groome: It was the dynamic between the sisters. There is an interesting power play between the characters, and although heightened it is very much the older sister younger sister power struggle.

Was there any part of your portrayal that you were anxious about?

No, not at all. It's all been fun and it [the role] is kind of interesting to play around with

If you could say anything to your character, what would it be?

Run away! Fun far away and move to Thailand. Get away from your sister.

Looking around this (an English country estate) is quite the location. Does such a location help your performance?

I guess. It is a pretty creepy building. The design of the building is fantastic. It really brought the movie to life. We've been doing night shoots, which are tough because I feel like I am running on American time, but it has been really cool shooting at night.

What was the filming like? Does any moment stick out as a favourite?

There hasn't been one moment that has stood out. The team was really good and everyone got into the spirit of the film. The bloody murder scenes were pretty cool to shoot.

What has it been like to work with Kelly? (Wenham, who play's her sister, Kitty)

Kelly's great. We didn't meet until the rehearsal. Everything we needed for our portrayals was on the page. Danny's writing is really good. Because the writing is strong all the relationships between the characters came quite naturally.

How would you describe the overall vibe of the movie?

It's weird. The movie is never quite what you expect it is going to be. It is very stylised, and cool. It really is weird in the best possible way.

What do you think movie goers should be expecting when they go to see Double Date?

Most movies now are remakes. There seems to be less good, original movies. Ben [Barfoot, the director] looked at good movies from the ‘70s while directing Double Date. The thing is it’s is not necessarily a horror movie. It is a throwback to the movies of the ‘70s that crosses genres.

DOUBLE DATE is in cinemas from October 13th. Read our interview with writer/star Danny Morgan and producer Matthew James Wilkinson here.


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