Werewolf fans have been waiting ages for more info on SyFy’s new original movie Red: Werewolf Hunter and thanks to actress Felicia Day, we finally have it. Day spoke on her first leading role as Red, a descendant of Little Red Riding Hood and part of a family of werewolf hunters. In a recent interview, Day dished on the new movie, check it out.
What can you say about the film and who you’re playing in it?
It’s a movie about secrets. Basically, my character wants to be able to come clean and live a whole life. She has this secret burden of being a werewolf hunter and she has a fiancé who she wants to come clean to. It’s a very small ensemble, and it was really interesting, the way that that worked. We’re dealing with the supernatural and large fight scenes, but at the same time, it’s really just about this family, and the struggle and burden of responsibility, which seems to be a running theme in paranormal stories. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s nice to have it grounded underneath the storytelling, and all of the werewolves and everything. And, it is definitely fun to stab people, or pretend to stab them. I didn’t stab anyone for real.
How does it relate to the Little Red Riding Hood story? Are these characters descendants?
Yeah, it’s sort of a family legacy. It’s a legacy they have to control the wolves. It’s more driven and inspired by fairy tales. I’m a huge fan of fairy tales. I wanted to be a folklore minor in college. I’ve always been obsessed with fairy tales, just because that’s where all our storytelling comes from. So, the idea of taking these traditional stories and making something more modern out of it is a really clever idea. It’s really fun to be a part of it.
Read the full interview HERE.
Red: Werewolf Hunter will air on SyFy Saturday, October 30 at 9:00PM ET.
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