Interview done by Michael Wilkerson
MW: Please introduce yourself?
MT: Michelle Tomlinson aka Mighty McT
MW: What makes you a Scream Queen?
MT: Good question! It’s a ”title” that gets passed on to girls in the Horror Industry. I am in incredibly good comapny, though, with other girls like Brooke Lewis and Kimberly Amato bearing the same title. Not to mention we can all scream loud enough to possibly deafen the poor Production Sound peeps.
MW: What role in a film are you best known for?
MT: Probably RUDY from THE CELLAR DOOR. That film garnered attention first then BRAIN DEAD (Directed by Horror Icon Kevin Tenney) when I played CLAUDIA BUSH.
MW: What films have you been in?
MT: I’ve done Comedy, Drama and Horror Films. In the world of Horror: THE CELLAR DOOR, BRAIN DEAD, GEORGE: A ZOMBIE INTERVENTION, ITCH, MY UNDEADLY, MIS-ADVENTURES of McT & A….
MW: What film or films are you doing for the end of 2011-2012?
MT: Sequel to THE CELLAR DOOR, the Feature Length Version of ITCH, THE LOATHING, MANSON RISING and DAHMER VS GACY IN SPACE. All in the juicy Horror Realm from Psychological Thrillers to Bio Pic to a twisted Vampire flick.
MW: What other things have you done?
MT: I’ve of course done several Short Films, (almost got shot by the LAPD when shooting one… It was pretty funny.) Webisodes and Television. I’ve also started Producing and have a few Features in different stages of Development and Pre Production.
MW: Tell me about a day in your life?
MT: There is no “typical day,” so to speak. I am constantly in motion. Like the other day, for example, I spent the morning prepping EPK’s that I printed out for a gigantic meeting I had with a gentleman. On my way to the meeting, some woman rolled into me in traffic going about 5mph. Went to the meeting, it was amazing, got a parking ticket–coached a couple of my students (I am also an Acting Coach) and went to Yoga at the Yoga Shelter here in Studio City. Or this Tuesday, I have a couple of students and then do a signing for GEORGE: A ZOMBIE INTERVENTION at Dark Delicacies that night. Or I’m going to screenings.
One of the things I love about this industry is there are no typical days or boring days. Every day is different and somewhere in there, the day is going to kick some ass and be a good one. Even through getting a parking ticket. Everything is worth the journey and I enjoy the journey.
MW: What has been your favorite film to do? And why?
MT: As lame as it sounds, I don’t have a favorite film I’ve been in. Any day I’m on set is a good day.
MW: What actors or actress have been your favorite to work with? And why?
MT: I don’t have favorites, per say, but I had a really great time working with Peter Stickles in GEORGE: A ZOMBIE INTERVENTION as well as James DuMont in THE CELLAR DOOR. Both those boys knew their dialogue, characters, scripts and were just all around fantastic. But honestly, I have not worked with another Actor that I felt I wouldn’t work with again if the opportunity presented itself.
MW: What convention appearances do you have booked for the rest of 2011-2012?
MT: Next up is MONSTER MASH in December!
MW: What is the best thing about being a Scream Queen?
MT: I’ve met some of the most fantastic humans in the Horror Industry I would never have met otherwise.
MW: If you could star in a movie or remake of a movie what would it be? And why?
MT: Right now I’m pretty stoked on the script for the Cellar Door Sequel… So definitely that! As far as remake, I can’t imagine rocking it out better than the original cast–I’d LOVE to be Clarice from Silence of the Lambs, but no way in hell could I touch what Jodie Foster did with her!
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
MT: Life kicks ass and I’m thrilled to be on the ride!