Jane Levy Talks Blood, Giggles, Scratches, Swamps And Everything Evil Dead
You were just up for this, all the way? You never went for a stunt double or anything like that?
No, my stunt double did a lot of work. She’s really great. Crystal deserves so much credit, but I did do...
As much as you could.
And I actually could, this is totally bragging but, there’s this scene in the movie where I pull that shotgun up and I’m holding it and I had to be able to hold the shotgun for a long time because the shot follows all the way up and I have to be holding it straight and it’s sort of heavy and I could hold the shotgun longer than my stunt double.
There you go!
But she really is amazing. She’s out in that swamp and there was a lot of us dressed as Mia, because there was so many of her and there was so much time as that person and so much time in the makeup chair that they needed to have doubles.
One of the things that I love about the Evil Dead franchise in general is just the fact that it’s able to mix this great sense of horror with comedy. How did that effect the atmosphere on set?
It’s scary, but it’s also fun. The hardest scenes were the emotional ones and also the physically taxing stuff, but being evil was really fun. I just watched b-roll and it reminded me and I’m peeking my head out of the cellar and I’m saying horrible things, like, “Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck...” and then I break into laughter and I’m giggling like a little girl and I’m like, “Was that good?” and then I’m like, “What should we do now?” and he just goes, “Try this,” and so then I’m doing some nasty thing with my mouth where I’m suction cupping the back of my lip with my tongue and doing some perverse face and then I giggle some more and so it was really fun to be a psycho.
How much time did you actually get to spend with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell?
I never met Sam Raimi in my whole life. He has made... He was the final decision maker for everything and he has been behind the scenes, watching the dailies. He was very much involved, but he works directly with Fede and Bruce [Campbell] and Rob [Tappert]. He was busy working on Oz, I think and other various projects and I can’t wait for the day when I get to shake his hand.
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