Question: What appealed to toi about the character of Carly?
Elisha Cuthbert: The character was most appealing at first because I was coming off of “The Girl suivant Door,” which sort of was a great first film for me, but I wanted to do something extremely different.
And when Joel brought me “House of Wax,” I thought this is perfect because the genre is different, the idea is different, and the character is nothing like Danielle in “The Girl suivant Door.” We kind of created Carly in the sense that she was a lot plus tomboyish, not so particularly pretty – but pretty in her own way -...
Q: Congratulations, toi had a pretty big weekend last weekend. [He got married]
A wonderful weekend, thank you. It was phenomenal, the best jour of my life.
Q: How did toi get involved with this – did toi audition ou did they come to toi and say, ‘You’re our hero?’
Joel came to me and said, ‘You’ve been doing such a great job with everything else, I’d really l’amour to have toi as a part of this film.’ I always thought in the back of my head, can I do a horror, and I thought, ‘Hell, man, I can’t wait to give it a shot.’ And it was fun; it was a great time.
Q: Did toi take any of the wax hommages accueil with you?
I don't want to burst anyone's bubble, but actual wax doesn't look like actual wax screen I guess. So it was a nourriture preservative. So I took a lot of nourriture preservative accueil with me. It was a nourriture filler with sort of a gelée substance -- and if toi can imagine like curdled lait with a hair gel kind of thing. And that sort of had a good consistency that showed up on camera and was easier to maneuver than actual wax. And I guess if wax was liquid, it was going to be too hot.
So lucky me, the first thing that happened when I got there, I walk...
Q: Good morning, Elisha. I think it's appropriate to say that toi clean up nice. This shoot must have been grueling.
You not only go into the road kill pit, but the other things toi go through. I think I went through the most…not prosthetics, but gore, blood, goo toi know, everything. Green finger, the whole thing. We were strategically putting white dots on a green tip so we could digitally remove the finger. So it was like, don't touch the finger. Don't touch the finger. We have special dots on the finger. Also throughout the course of the film always bandaging the finger up and remembering...