Joleigh Fiore [Interview]

Welcome to Day 22 of Trainwreck’d Society’s Annual Month of Horror Showcase! We have a fully loaded month of all things horror for you fine folks! October is our favorite month for this very reason, and we are so excited to share 31 full days of film showcases and interviews with some of the finest folks from the world of horror, just as we have been doing for the last 5 years. What started as a simple 5 day showcase, has now blossomed into a full blown month long event. You’re going to love this! Enjoy!

It is another fine Monday here at Trainwreck’d Society, and we are kicking off this week like we do most weeks, with a wonderful interview from a brilliant person from the world of horror and beyond. Today we have some great words from the talented actress Joleigh Fiore! She has portrayed the character Jenna in the film Hatchet, as well as the film’s sequel Hatchet II. And that is why we thought her to be perfect for our Week of Horror. Of course, she is also an accomplished actress outside of the world of Horror, working on projects like Tennis, Anyone? with our dear friend & comedian Kirk Fox, as well as numerous other films like Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders and Trespassers. Not to mention TV appearances in shows like Nip/Tuck, CSI: Miami, The Mentalist, and more!

She is a wonderful human being, and we are so excited to have her on the site today. So please enjoy some wonderful words from the brilliant Joleigh Fiore!

What inspired you to get into the world of film and television? One would assume you had a close influence in the world, but that isn’t really fair. What was it about this world that, to you personally, really drew you in?

I’ve always been a very outgoing, dramatic & exuberant person, even as a child. Whether it be a school play ,family gatherings or just a random grocery store trip, I was always “putting on a show” as family would say. As far as close influencers go, my Grandmother was my biggest supporter and co-signer of me pursuing acting professionally.

Additionally, Jim Carrey, is a close second to being the most influential  in my decision to purse acting professionally. He was, is and will always be the reason that I decided to make my dream a reality. I saw him on In Living Color for the first episode and was like “THAT’S what I want to do, I want to entertain like him”.

I really enjoyed both of the fantastic Hatchet films you worked on. It’s one of the best modern horror series around right now. So I am curious to know how it was to work on such a damn fine couple of films spawned from the mind of Adam Green?

Well thank you for that generous compliment! It truly is so amazing working with Adam F’ing Green (as we like to call him;). His visions are so ahead of his time in my opinion. I would describe him as a creative genius who is simultaneously the most down to earth, funny and twisted (in a good way), director/writer/performer and now friend, I’ve ever worked with. He’s just great, he’s “Adam F’ing Green!”

Beyond the world of horror, you worked on a wonderful film that was co-written by and featured a dear friend and past TWS guest, comedian Kirk Fox, entitled Tennis, Anyone? I am curious to know what the set life was like on a project like this? Was it as fun to work on as it was for viewers to watch?

OMG what a great time I had on that set! Kirk and Donal are both each so funny naturally

On their own, so when you put those two together on a set the improv and laughs just kept coming! They had the whole crew in stitches on and off camera. Kirk is someone who makes me laugh the min I hear his voice or see his face, he just has that “thing”!.

While the world of horror is far from being your mainstay in the world of film and television, you have had some great success in the genre. And this being our Month of Horror showcase and all, I am curious to know what it is you enjoy about working in the more frightening world of suspense and horror? What sets it apart from other projects you have work on?

Horror and Comedy have always been my 2 favorite genres of film to watch as well as act in.

Horror is just so amazing because of the Fans! As a fan of horror  myself, I know first hand all of those scary, suspenseful feelings that are deep within us and then invoked when watching a horror film. So knowing that I loved horror movies so much and how much of a role they played in my childhood memories, and then getting to be part of them is what makes my job so great. The Horror genre has the best Fans, just saying!

What is your favorite scary movie?

Halloween, HANDS DOWN! Oh man that Michael Myers! I tell ya, he’s still haunting me in my dreams! I seriously til this day will have this reoccurring dream that I get a call and the person tells me that Michael Myers is coming for me and to be on the look out and so I sit and wait all night for him and I see him start coming towards me from across the street like he does when he’s Heading to the Doyle’s house for Laurie Strode. There is something that gets me real good when I watch Halloween!

What are your plans for the upcoming Halloween? Any kind of traditions you try to uphold each year?

Well, I absolutely love Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights.

The mazes are so good and the actors are so scary and do not break character at all! I have such a fun time, so I do that every year. This year one of the maze themes is a tribute to none other than my favorite movie Halloween! I cannot wait to see what they’ve come up with this year! surely, it won’t disappoint! Speaking of, I’m super excited to see the highly anticipated release of the new Halloween! I hear it’s the best one! That’s some tough shoes to fill so let’s see!

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

Lots of good stuff happening, I’m traveling to Vancouver for a film which shoots in early November then off to NY for some more filming and catching up with fam, to which I will be keeping fans updated via my Insta @jofiore23, on all the things 🙂

What was the last thing that made you smile?

This interview of course!!! Oh and playing with my Sharpei-Bully mix, Haddie! She’s the best!

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