Read Shockya's exclusive interview with actor Landon Liboiron, who portrays lead character Will Kidman in the upcoming horror film ‘The Howling: Reborn.’ The movie, which is set to hit Blu-ray and DVD on October 18, 2001, is the seventh sequel in ‘The Howling’ franchise. The story follows Will as he approaches his high school graduation, and finally unites with his love interest, Eliana Wynter, played by Lindsey Shaw. The two must deal with Will discovering that he’s about to be a werewolf, his increased lust for blood and the beasts who are determined to hunt him down. Liboiron discusses with us, among other things, what attracted him to the role of Will, and what his working relationship with Shaw was like.
Written by: Karen Benardello
SY: You portray Will in the new horror film ‘The Howling: Reborn,’ which follows him as he discovers he’s a werewolf on the eve of his high school graduation. What was it about Will that attracted you to the role?
LL: The most powerful aspect that attracted me to Will Kidman was his complete lack of control. It was the perfect roll for me at the time because I was going through that inevitable “18 year old being launched into adult hood” phase of my life. So to be given the chance to apply all of that to a dark story of boy turning into man through becoming a werewolf, really appealed to me. You never really knew what Will was going to do, nor did he for that matter, and I thought that was a beautifully difficult thing to play; to have a completely innocent moral nature filled with sinful desire.
SY: How did you prepare for the role of Will?
LL: I could annoyingly say that life itself was preparing me for Will; or quite possibly the other way around. One thing I did do was listen to no other music exept for the album ‘Mama, I’m Swollen’ by the band Cursive. I thought that that album, as a whole, completely defined Will and that specific stage of his life.
SY: Given that Will transforms into a werewolf, did you perform your own stunts? If so, what was the most difficult aspect of portraying the physical role?
LL: I did some very basic stunts. No more then get tossed around here or there. However anytime you see me fly out of a window or get slammed into some piece of furniture, that was definitely the stunt team. I must say that the stunt guys on this project were so incredible. The sweetest, most dedicated, heartfelt stunt guys I’ve probably ever worked with.
SY: When Will discovers that he’s about to become a werewolf, he finally makes a connection with his crush, Eliana Wynter, played by Lindsey Shaw. What was your working relationship with Lindsey like?
LL: It was a difficult shoot, and with that being said, the cast, everyone in the cast, became an important little family. Lindsey was beautiful to work with, as she was always ready to be present with you, even if you had to fight her to do it, she was there. I miss that cast. Everyone in that cast were amazing people.
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