Liz Gillies rose to fame with a four-season run on the hit Nickelodeon show Victorious, and now she's taking on a new genre in the horror film Animal. In a recent visit to our New York studio, Liz spoke about transitioning to such an adult project and revealed what it's like working with Drew Barrymore, whose Flower Films production studio is behind Animal.
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Pink Is The New Blog exclusively spoke to Liz and her co-star and on-screen boyfriend Parker Young about their movie Animal. Here are a few excerpts:
PITNB: Liz, since we’re on the subject of moving about, I saw on Twitter that you’re liking New York a little more these days. What was the story was behind that?
Liz: Well, what I meant to say was that I like New York so much better than LA.
PITNB: Ah, okay.
Liz: I’m from New Jersey, so New York is like home to me. Every time I come back I fall more and more in love with it. I’m really not meant to live in LA. It’s too sunny for me (laughs)
ITNB: You’re both working on transitioning from TV to film. What’s the biggest challenge for both of you moving between the two mediums?
Parker: In television there seem to be a lot more cooks in the kitchen—all of the executives and other people telling you what you can and cannot do. That can be a little difficult in terms of trying be authentic.
Liz: Coming from kids’ TV is a challenge in and of itself. To be well-respected, and to be taken seriously—that’s been my biggest challenge. Film is also very intimate, it’s quieter. It is different, but the transition is not too hard. Getting the opportunities is a little tricky, but it’s all coming along.
Parker: And it’s changing now too! So many big movie stars are coming back to TV, and things are different now with these original series on Netflix and DirecTV.
PITNB:Liz, I know you have a huge fanbase. How are you describing the film to your fans? What’s the draw for them?
Liz: I think they’re excited to see me in a different light. And what’s interesting about Animal is that it sounds like a cliché horror movie, but it really bashes in all of those stereotypes. That’s what drew me to it. It’s got a throwback feel, but it also has it’s own take on the whole ‘stuck in the woods’ thing. It’s more of a drama. It’s pulpy, and it’s funny! So I think they’ll be excited because it’s different and, like me, they like things that are different.
PITNB: Liz, you diva! What’s next for you? Do you have any new music coming out?
Liz: Yes, I’ve been writing new music. And I actually have a Lifetime movie coming out next month called Killing Daddy, which was so much fun. I treated it like a mixture of Hush with Jessica Lange, and Killing Daddy, and I went super over-the-top with it. I think I acted like Joan Crawford for the whole movie. (laughs)
Liz: I also shot a pilot for FX called Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. So I’m waiting to see if it got picked up. I’m hoping to get the chance to move back to New York.
Read the full interview at PinkisthenewBlog.com!
Liz did an interview with TV Time Machine. Click on the banner above or here to listen to it!
Elizabeth Gillies talks with TV Time Machine radio host Jim Benson about her new horror thriller film Animal, playing in select theatres, video on demand and airing this fall on Chiller TV.
In this audio journey of the TV Time Machine, we are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Gillies from the new horror thriller, Animal. Ms. Gillies is an accomplished actress and singer, and is best known for playing Jade West in the TV sitcom, Victorious.
Over the next audio segment, Elizabeth Gillies talks about her new horror film Animal, playing in select theatres and on video on demand, and airing this fall on Chiller TV. Again, for those of you intrepid enough not to feed the animal, feel free to get cabin fever, as we’re herded out of the past, to find ourselves cowering in fear, in the present!
Today is the day! Animal is now out for purchase or on demand on various platforms and of course it's still in select theaters as well! The movie came out great and is definitely worth a watch, so don't hesitate to rent or buy it (if you're old enough, of course)!
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For more information on where to watch it, go to DoNotFeedTheAnimal.com.
Bloody has an exclusive new look at Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen’s Flower Films banner’s Chiller release, Animal, which is set to open in limited theaters and VOD June 17.
“When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group must put their differences aside and fight for survival. ”
Keke Palmer, Amaury Nolasco, Parker Young, Joey Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono, Thorsten Kaye and Jeremy Sumpter star. Thommy Hutson and Catherine Trillo penned the script and the film was directed by directed by Brett Simmons. Gary J. Tunnicliffe created the creature effects.
We finally have an official air date for Liz's Lifetime movie Killing Daddy! It will premiere on July 5th, 2014 at 8 PM, as Liz just confirmed on her Twitter. With Animal coming out in 4 days and Killing Daddy we will for sure have a Liz-(and horror!)-filled summer! Which of the movies are you looking forward to most?
Just ten days left until the release of Liz's Chiller TV movie Animal, and the movie is now available for pre-order on iTunes! Click here to view the iTunes page. It comes as a HD version for $19.99 or $14.99 for standard definition. The movie will be released on June 17!
The movie will also be showing in select theaters for a limited time:
You can find more information on how and where to watch the movie on the official website, DoNotFeedTheAnimal.com.