Ginger Nuts of Horror
'I was treated like a princess...'
In our recent coverage of the Human Centipede III: Final Sequence here at Film Gutter, we were lucky enough to talk to director Tom Six and star Dieter Laser. But the American setting of the final part of the trilogy saw some fascinating US casting – Eric Roberts in the role of a crooked governor, former professional wrestler Tommy 'Tiny' Lister as a prison inmate and of course Bree Olson in the role of Daisy, Bill Boss' put-upon secretary. We spoke to Bree recently about her role in the movie, her work in comedy and much more...
Alex: First of all, thanks a lot for taking the time to talk to us here at Film Gutter. Much of your recent work has been in comedy - was that always something you wanted to do?
Bree: It's not something I expected but it's what I'm naturally best at in terms of acting so that's why I think I gravitated towards it.
Alex: The Bree Does Comedy web series seems to have had a great response so far - are you pleased with how it's going to date?
Bree: It's all done and will be on my YouTube channel OfficialBreeOlson as soon as editing is over.
Alex: Last year's Camp Massacre was your first horror movie - how did you find it switching to that genre?
Bree: It was fun, I love working on all types of sets.
Alex: Of course we'd love to know more about your role in The Human Centipede III: Final Sequence. How did the role of Daisy come about in the first place, and had you seen the first two movies before you were approached?
Bree: I just auditioned for it in Los Angeles. I had seen 1 and 2 which I think they were impressed by.
Alex: When we spoke to Dieter Laser about Final Sequence, he told us about the doubts he initially had when he saw the script. Was there anything in the movie that you had reservations about?
Bree: No, I thought the script was well written – I liked the first two so I wasn't concerned.
Alex: Obviously Tom, Ilona, Dieter, Laurence and a number of the other actors had worked together before. Did you feel welcomed as part of the Human Centipede team?
Bree: I was treated like a princess on set. Watching the premier was difficult for me because the set and treatment I received was so glamorous- it's amazing how they edit it all together to look so brutal.
Alex: And one I've never had the chance to ask anyone - how was it actually being a part of a Human Centipede? How did the effects work for that?
Bree: I was literally in the centipede for about 60-120 seconds. They drove me to the area from my trailer in an SUV – I was rushed to my spot – everyone cleared the shot – they shot and then I was rushed back into air conditioning. I'm telling you – they were amazing to me.
Alex: Would you consider working in horror again, given the right opportunity?
Bree: Of course.
Alex: Can you tell us anything about what you're working on next?
Bree: I'm going home to Indiana to focus on writing for a few months –with what – I cannot say.