Actress Lin Shaye Talks New Film ‘Room For Rent’

Actress Lin Shaye Talks New Film ‘Room For Rent’


TA DA! DO YOU MIND? THIS IS OUR ROOM? THIS IS MY HOUSE. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A ROOM? I NEED A PLACE TO STAY FOR A WHILE. I THINK THIS WILL BE A NICE ADDITION TO THE HOME. I THINK YOU’LL LIKE BOB, HE IS SUCH A SWEET MAN. HE. SANDRA: A LITTLE CREEPY, RIGHT! YOU KNOW HER FACE AND OF COURSE HER VOICE, SHE IS BEEN IN SEVERAL HORROR MOVIES, INSIDIOUS, OUIJA AND THERE IS NO SUSPENSE THRILLER, ‘ROOM FOR RENT’. SHE BECOMES OBSESSED WITH ONE OF THE GUESTS. I’LL JUST TELL YOU THAT I LOVE A GOOD THRILLER. I LOVE A MOVIE THAT SORT OF KEEPS YOU RIGHT THERE. JOYCE, THE CHARACTER, I THINK IS FASCINATING, HER DECLINE. YOU MEET HER AT A VERY CRITICAL TIME IN HER OWN LIFE. SHE HAS HAD A PERSONAL TRAGEDY, HER HUSBAND IS DEAD AND SHE HAS NO LIFE SKILLS. WHICH IS ACTUALLY SOMETHING I THINK THAT IS BEEN KEPT IN THE CLOSET A LOT IN TERMS OF WOMEN IN OUR WORLD. YOUR HUSBAND TAKES CARE OF YOU AND KIND OF TELLS YOU HOW YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BEHAVE AND WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO. SUDDENLY HE’S NOT THERE ANYMORE INTEREST TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO NAVIGATE LIFE. SANDRA: SHE IS ALONE IN THE HOUSE. SHE IS A LONER, SHE IS A LOAN IN THE HOUSE. SHE HAS A MAGAZINE THAT SAYS B&B ON IT. SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS SO SHE LOOKS UP AND SAYS LET’S HAVE A BED AND BREAKFAST, MAYBE I CAN EARN SOME MONEY. SO THAT’S WHERE THE PROBLEM STARTS. [LAUGHTER] HAVING PEOPLE COME INTO HER HOME. SHE FIRST MEETS A YOUNG WOMAN AND THEN SHE MEETS A MYSTERIOUS GUY AND JOYCE IS ALSO OBSESSED WITH ROMANCE NOVELS BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT HER FANTASY LIFE IS. YOU START TO LEARN SHE HAS NOT HAVE MUCH OF A RELATIONSHIP AT ALL AND SHE FIXATES ON THIS GUY. AND THE REST WILL BE HISTORY. [LAUGHTER] SANDRA: THE STORY SORT OF GOES ALONG WITH THAT LINE. WE START TO SEE HER DESCENT AND OBSESSION. AND I THINK THE SCARIEST MOVIES ARE THE ONES THAT COULD HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE. RIGHT? NOT THESE SCI-FI CREATURES OR SOMETHING WE CANNOT IMAGINE. IT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE TURN ON OTHER PEOPLE. YES. THIS IS, THIS COULD REALLY HAPPEN. I THINK THERE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT DO NOT LEARN LIFE SKILLS BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE CONTROL THEM. AND JOYCE DOESN’T REALLY KNOW HOW TO NAVIGATE. AND IN A WEIRD, YOU KIND OF LOVE HER IN A — I HAD SO MUCH FUN. SANDRA: YOU HAVE SYMPATHY FOR HER. TOTALLY! I REALLY LOVED THE CHARACTER AND FINDING THAT MADNESS. I THINK WE ALL HAVE IN SOME LEVEL. WE ARE ALL A LITTLE SPOOKY WHEN WE ARE ALONE AND IN OUR OWN WORLD. NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT AND THIS SORT OF SHOWS YOU WHAT SHE IS THINKING OF AND HOW SHE ACTS OUT LIFE AFTER THIS. SANDRA: YOU LOST LIKE THIS GENRE. LOOKING AT YOUR CREDENTIALS. I LOVE ACTING! I WOULD SAY THAT MY GENRE IS ACTING. I LOVE FINDING OTHER PEOPLE INSIDE OF MYSELF. I REALLY DO. AND I’VE BEEN GRATEFUL TO HAVE HAD LOTS OF WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES. THIS IS SPECIAL BECAUSE IT WAS THE DIRECTOR, HE SENT ME THE SCRIPT AND WE WORKED TOGETHER TO SORT OF FLUSH OUT, WE CHANGE THINGS QUITE A BIT IN TERMS OF THE JOURNEY THE CHARACTER TAKES. I HAVE BECOME A COPRODUCER WHICH WAS THE FIRST TIME EVER FOR ME ON THAT. TO HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY. SANDRA: I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE IT! EVEN I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT! [LAUGHTER] SANDRA: THANK YOU SO MUCH! THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. SANDRA: IT IS ‘ROOM FOR RENT’

7 thoughts on “Actress Lin Shaye Talks New Film ‘Room For Rent’

  1. She is awesome πŸ’™β€οΈπŸ’™β€οΈ and I love the thriller movies that could actually happen!

  2. This movie makes me cringe and sad at the same time. I skipped many scenes because I can't take it anymore…i.e toothbrush scene lol

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