Tuesday Knight [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 6 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!

 

Hello Folks! I truly cannot convey within written text how excited I am for this interview we have for you all today. This is one that I have been hoping to have on the site since the first day I started this site that you know in love. Folks, it’s Tuesday Knight! Die hard horror fans need know introduction to who this truly incredible actress happens to be. Tuesday is an absolute legend. Her role in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is absolutely iconic, and beloved by all for obvious reasons.

Tuesday Knight is also a very well known & accomplished musician. It’s basically a family tradition! Her music appeared within her installments of the Nightmare franchise, but her love for making music has continued to this very day, and she has no sign of slowing down.

She’s an amazing actress with so much coming up that you will not be disappointed. And of course, she’s working on her own self expression through music each and every single day, so there is more to come from this field as well. So Folks, please enjoy some wonderful words from the absolute legend herself, Tuesday Knight!

 

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What inspired you to get into the world of performance? Was it an aspiration you have had since you were very young? Or did you just happen to find yourself in this world one day?

I don’t think I really had a chance of escaping this world of acting and music! My dad is a very famous composer who wrote songs for Ricky Nelson, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Elvis Presley, to name a few! So I’ve always been around music and acting.  It felt natural for me… I couldn’t see myself doing anything else except for one other passion which is animals.  I’m a crazy dog fan! I’d love to work with animals if I wasn’t an actress and singer, I still find a lot of time to spend with my three doggies!! It’s heaven on earth!  

What was your very first paid gig in the world of entertainment, in any form? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this experience that you still use in your work today?

I guess that would have to be Fame.  That was my first real job as an adult.  I had done some acting when I was younger but I wasn’t really serious until I got Fame.  I learned from a great director, Robert Greenwald, he worked with me on my part in Fame and I’ll never forget that.  I learned that acting is a craft that you must practice. It’s like a muscle you have to work it just like a dancer must dance. It’s no easy thing! It takes hard work to be able to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Ala Sandy Meisner.

In 1988 you appeared in one of my favorite film franchises of all time, appearing in The Dream Master of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series. And appeared again, this time as yourself, in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare in 1994. I am curious to know what is it like to a part of such a legendary franchise? How have the fan interactions been after the series as ben re-introduced to multiple generations?

It’s so amazing and I’m so grateful. The fans we have are so awesome! They are the most devoted fans in the world. I love to do conventions which is also a blessing because I get to actually meet these wonderful people. What can say we are all shocked when we actually saw how well received A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 was.

And we are still surprised eveyday! It’s amazing how many generations are fans!! It blows my mind because it hits every age.  It’s incredible to be a part of this franchise. New Nightmare was a total surprise! My agent called and told me that Wes wanted me to be in it. I was thrilled to work with him.  He was very charismatic and very magical. It was a great experience and I also got to know Heather which was a real gift.

 

 

While not exclusive, you do manage to do some amazing work in the horror genre. We LOVE the world of genre. So much so that we dedicate an entire month to it every year! Anyway, I am curious to know what your opinion is on the world of horror? What do you believe it is that makes it special and separates itself from other genres?

Horror is just so contagious and wonderful.  It’s like a roller coaster it takes you on a thrilling ride, and sometimes it scared the hell out of you! It’s just different, especially films from the 80s! It’s exhilarating.

Beyond the world of film and television, you are also an accomplished musician! I was recently privy to your 2017 album, Uncovered, and truly love it! It is a wonderful batch of songs, and I am curious to know what sort of personal place these songs came from? What made you want to tell these stories over music?

All of my music is personal.  I write about my life and my experiences.  Everything is from the heart.  That’s the only way I know to write.  Even “My Sweet Girl” on Uncovered is about the best relationship in my life. It was about my dog that I had to let go. It was the hardest thing to do and this song helped me through it. Songwriting is therapy for me, it frees me from the pain.  It’s amazing to have a creative outlet like this. Thanks Dad…

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

I’m working on several projects, films and music. I have a film coming out next year called The Bloody Man which I’m very proud of.  The director Daniel Benedict is just a prize to work with and he’s also a great personal friend. I wrote 4 songs for that film. One being the theme song which I wrote with my partner, singer/songwriter and producer David Leon. I’ll be able to mention more projects a bit later!

What was the last thing that made you smile?

The last thing that made me smile was a beautiful pair of greyhounds on my street! Trapper and Jackson. Just amazing animals!

 

 

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