Gabrielle Stone [Interview]


Welcome to Day 11 of Trainwreck’d Society’s Month of Horror Showcase. Every day during the month of October, we will have a horror related interview and/or film review for your fright-filled reading pleasure! The set up will be the same as usual, but the topics will be far more terrifying. Enjoy!

We have yet another great actress to talk with and about for our Month of Horror showcase! Today we have some words from the wonderful  actress Gabriel Stone. Stone has actually worked with 3 previous Trainwreck’d Society interviewees….at the same time! Long time readers will remember that last December we spoke with the amazing  co-writer of the equally film Rock Paper Dead, Kerry Fleming. And in those words, you may remember a bit of talk of the film’s director being one Tom Holland, and the other co-writer being brought out of retirement to help on the project, one Victor Miller. All of which have been so kind to grace our digital pages. And now, we have Gabriel, who happens to be one of the brightest stars in Rock Paper Dead. I tell ya folks, it really does all come back around.

Of course, RPD is far from Stone’s only work. Gabriel has been putting in great work for a good amount of time. She has appeared in other classic horror projects like Zombie Killers: Elephant Graveyard and Speak No Evil. Outside of the horror realm, she can be seen in films like A Place Called Hollywood and Ava’s Impossible Things. She is a fine talent for the modern world of cinema, and we are so happy that she was able to share some brilliant words with us here today! So ladies and gentlemen, the brilliant Gabriel Stone!

When did you decide that you wanted to play pretend for a living? What drew you to the world of acting?

Both of my parents were in the industry while I was growing up. I spent lots of my childhood on set with them, so it’s always been something I thought I wanted to do. It wasn’t till I shot my first project where I remember walking off set and saying “Oh, I never want to do anything else again.”

Recently you appeared in the brilliant film Rock Paper Dead, which was written by our dear friends Kerry Fleming and Victor Miller, as well as directed by the legendary Tom Holland (all of which have appeared on these digital pages!). So with that, how was your experience making this film, and working under the guise of some of the biggest names in the world of horror? Was there anything that made working on this film a unique experience for you?

I had such a blast on this film. Luke McFarlane is such a wonderful person and tremendous actor. It’s definitely a new fresh take on the serial killer story. I think the horror fans are really going to love it… And you can’t go wrong with Tom Holland! I had some pretty intense facial prosthetics and shooting in them was definitely challenging.

You also recently moved behind the camera a bit to team up with legendary horror filmmaker, Roze, to write, direct, produce, and appear in the dramatic short entitled It Happened Again Last Night. What compelled you to tell this story? What made you want to jump in the (co-) director’s chair and tell this harrowing tale?

I’ve always been told I should take a stab at directing. My first time I definitely wanted to co-direct to learn the inns and outs especially when I had to be in front of the camera as well. We wanted to tell a story about a human who wasn’t necessarily categorized as ‘gay’ or ‘straight’ but just a human who happened to fall in love with another human. I also think domestic violence isn’t portrayed in a very real way enough in cinema. We wanted to bring that to the screen.

While your roles have been especially varied over the years, you have done some amazing work in the world of horror. And seeing as this is our Month of Horror special, I am compelled to ask what it is about the horror genre specifically that you enjoy? What keeps you wanting to work in this world?

Horror fans are some of the best fans out there. Their love for the genre and the work we do in it is really special. And who doesn’t love getting bloody on set! As long as there is a solid story I will always be open to a good horror flick.

What is your favorite scary movie?

That’s tough. I loved The Strangers. To me anything that can really happen is what is most terrifying.

Do you have any plans for this coming Halloween? Any traditions you try to uphold each year, or are you trying anything new?

Not yet, I don’t even know what my plans are for next week. I don’t have any traditions for Halloween but always love to celebrate and do something fun.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers?

Besides Rock Paper Dead I have a romantic comedy releasing later this year called The Competition directed by Harvey Lowry starring Chris Klein and Thora Birch. I play a stripper, it was a blast. I also have a festival drama called Swell that will be making the festival rounds. It’s one of my most proud works to date, directed by Justin Lee. I can’t wait for people to see it.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

I saw Hamilton last night. It made me laugh, cry, smile, and remember how incredible art is.

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