Featured Actor-Genoveva Rossi
Genoveva Rossi is a professional actress of film and stage, a cult film star, and a well-known horror genre actress. "Genoveva Rossi is one of the best known Scream Queens in the world, " writes Clare Nixon of The Digital Dead (UK). This horror queen is best known for her portrayal of gypsies, witches, fortune tellers, Satanists, and soldiers.
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Interview with Genoveva Rossi
1) Genoveva How did you get into acting?
When I was in nursery school I played a ladybug in a play. I did more theater in high school then got started in short films in college. Then one day I ended up in a horror film and the rest is horror history.2) You are known for being a scream queen, is that something you just fell into or something you strive to be when you started off?
I loved acting and I love horror; they are my passions. It was a natural place to end up.
3) What are some of the Positives and Negatives of being a Scream Queen?
I like being well known for my work in horror, but I prefer to think of myself as a horror queen since horror is a great passion and driving force in my life. With the term Scream queen some people assume you are merely known for being killed in films, and yes I have been a victim, but also I play killers, soldiers, gypsies, and dramatic characters. I don't like to limit myself; I want to embrace a broad spectrum of roles.
4) What has been your favorite role that you done?
Hard to say, I've loved so many. I love roles that challenge me to step outside of the norm and embrace a new way of thinking and feeling. I especially love playing gypsy fortunetellers, witches, and murderers.
5) Your imdb features a lot of interesting titles, What has been your weirdest filming experience?
They have all been pretty weird actually and I absolutely love it all. Filming in Calgary, Canada with Herschell Gordon Lewis for Bloodmania was surreal. An exquisite honor. Lewis is missed and is a true horror legend.
6) How do you prepare for a role?
Every role is different and I may find a different path to I get to where I need to be. Every film and role is a unique experience although I have a process.
7) You have done some directing in the past is that something your looking to do more of in the future?
I directed Attack of the Killer Chickens, an award winning short that has screened at a number of film festivals. A lot of people have been asking me to direct again. Stay tuned! Cluck cluck
8) What are some projects your working on now?
I just wrapped on Mr. Bones where I play a mother trying to protect her young daughter. Then I was a bit of a villain in Mr. Blue Shirt. In 2017, I have a bunch of films coming up including Safe Place, Twincarnation and more! I am a lucky ghoul.
9) What is some advice you can give to someone who is looking to become a scream queen?
It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and yes fake blood. Sometimes buckets.
10) If you had a chance to play any iconic character in a movie, in a remake. What character from what movie would that be and why?
Black Sunday; taking Barbara Steele's dual roles of an innocent woman and an evil vampire witch. I can definitely identify with the roles haha. Sounds exciting and challenging. Also, I am a huge fan of Steele, and Mario Baca.