HORRORNEWSHi Lucy, How are you?
Lucy- I am good, thank you.

How did you get involved with “The Blackcoat’s Daughter?”
Lucy- It was a script that came to my agent. I have never been a huge fan of the horror genre. It has always been something that I have kind of avoided at all cost because I scare so easily. This one, it was so exciting to read a horror film that was about so much more. Although it has all of the elements of a horror film and all the blood and guts. It is mostly about the human experience of loss and the grief and vulnerability that comes with that. So it is something that really interests me but also that everyone can relate to.

Why did you decide to take on the role?
Lucy- I have never done any kind of horror film. I did a self-tape and Skyped with the director Osgood Perkins and definitely after speaking with him and hearing the direction and the tone that he wanted to apply to the film and hearing the films that inspired him, I was immediately desperate to be signed on to be a part of the film.

Did you do anything special to prepare for Rose since you haven’t really gravitated towards horror films?
Lucy- I mean prefer to prepare for each role in a very different way. For Rose it was mostly me watching the films that Osgood Perkins recommended such as, “Rosemary’s Baby,” where she also deals with feelings of isolation and such. Like our film, it is much more about the human experience and grief. I watched films like that and films that influenced Osgood in order to get a real sense of where this script and character came from. We were really lucky with the place that we were filming. It was kind of middle of nowhere Canada in the dead of winter. The school that we were filming in was closing down a month after we wrapped so it felt very disconnected and deserted. Spending a lot of time alone in that environment really got me into the kind of head space that she is in.

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Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, and Lucy Boynton try to summon spirits with a Ouija Board. The three actresses are starring in ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ which opens in select theaters and on demand on March 31st.

Actress Emma Roberts sits down with co-stars Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boynton to reminisce about filming their horror project ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ and between the nightmares caused just from reading the script and the freezing cold temperatures, it was quite an experience! The ladies also reveal their horror film-watching habits!

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