: I think it was the
audience that made all the difference because it could’ve been anywhere else. I’ve been to places where they didn’t quite get it, they didn’t laugh, it was more conservative.
They walk out or they get confused.
: But the
audience, they are just a really smart audience and they are very clever.
No one here has ever asked us ‘Why
because they’re like ‘Oh yeah, because of this, this, this and this. I’ll ask you a more interpretive question’.
It’s not uncommon to have things open to interpretation and they’re ok to think about things and they’re ok with characters that aren’t good or all bad.
Whereas in North America largely, those kind of things can be very confusing. They are like ‘Well, she’s not really a good guy’ and we’re like ‘No one, sweetie, is really a good guy’, let alone the three of us.
We were really nervous.
: Couldn’t sleep at all.
We were really excited, we knew people would probably like it maybe? Or people would just walk out and throw things at us and call us names. You cried [to SS] but when do you not cry?
: It was also a surprise, we didn’t know that the one hundred year anniversary logo of Universal was going to be at the beginning of the film the first time we saw it and then we just lost it because you grow up watching Universal and to have that in front of one of your films, there’s no words for that.
It’s not even a dream, it’s more than you dare to dream about.
It’s really surreal, like even being here right now, I remember before I had to go to a waitressing shift and we worked up until four days before production.
: Hopefully I’ll never have to ask someone if they want a refill unless they’re at my house as a guest!
American Mary will be released on DVD and Blu-ray from Universal Pictures (UK) on 21st January 2013 and will open at UK cinemas on 11th January 2013 (FrightFest).