Spiders 3D will be making its way to theaters and VOD early next month. If you’re looking forward to the movie, we have a brand new exclusive clip and an interview we conducted with the film’s star, Christa Campbell.
“Harkening back to the beloved creature features from the 50′s and the 60′s, SPIDERS 3D centers on mutant spiders created by pieces of material from a disabled Soviet space station that crash lands on Earth. With New York City threatened to be overrun by the gigantic killer spiders who have invaded the metropolitan subway system, it’s a race against time to stop the Queen Spider from uniting with her eggs before a deadly chain of events are triggered from the deadly reunion.”
How did you get involved with Spiders 3D and why were you interested in taking on this role?
Christa Campbell: Tibor [Takács] called me up and told me he was sending me a script. I read it and thought, “Oh Crap! I’m gonna have to work with spiders…” I had no idea if it was going to be real spiders or CGI spiders, but thank god it wasn’t real spiders. I loved the role, because it had action and everything else, but thank god it was CGI spiders.
For our readers who are unfamiliar with the film, what can you tell me about your character?
Christa Campbell: I play Rachel, who works for the health department. She’s in a situation where she’s going through a divorce with her husband, and they have a daughter. Their life is a mess, and these huge spiders are trying to take over New York City in the middle of it. It’s an action/sci-fi, where we’re trying to save the world and also saving ourselves.
With the spiders being CG and not practical, did you find it difficult to act with something that wasn’t actually in front of you?
Christa Campbell: Basically, they hold something at our eyeline and say “look here” or “look there.” It was pretty easy, as far as acting goes, because there are a lot of times when you have actors not being there for off-camera dialogue and you’re looking at a wall. It’s just a part of acting, so it wasn’t challenging on Spiders because they always let us know what was happening.
Can you tell me about working with your fellow cast members and your experience filming in Bulgaria?
Christa Campbell: Patrick was great. He loves to tell jokes and is always happy. In his costume, he looked like Yogi Bear to me [laughs]. Sydney was also fantastic. Ironically, kids are usually better actors than adults. They’re just playing or reliving something, and fear hasn’t set in.
We were shooting in Bulgaria in the winter, it was starting to snow, and we were doing night shoots. It was eerie, but also really fun. There was no drama and everything really flowed. I’ve been to Bulgaria about five or six times and I love it there. After Spiders, I was thinking I should move and work there at the studio.
You recently had success as an executive producer on Texas Chainsaw 3D? Did you have any involvement on the creative or business side of Spiders 3D?
Christa Campbell: With Spiders, I was just involved as an actress. I don’t do both in the same film, generally, because it could create an awkward conflict and I’m not comfortable with that. As an actress, you show up, do your job, and you go home. As a producer, you’re fighting and screaming with people every day, and committing a year or two of your life to the movie.
Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today. For our readers who want to keep up on your upcoming project, what films have you appeared in recently?
Christa Campbell: I have Straight A’s coming out next month with Anna Paquin, Ryan Phillippe, and Luke Wilson. I also have a movie called The Iceman, with Michael Shannon any Winona Ryder. It’s about The Iceman killer and it’s really good.
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