In being cast as Fr. Rene I wanted to honor him in the best way possible, and I PRAYED - asking him to jump into my body and help me tell his story.
(Yeah, believe it or not, I pray sometimes)
In one particular scene I think he actually DID that... an unscripted re-enactment of when he was freed from the trunk of his car after a long drive.
While lying on my back inside the trunk Eric Newcombe (the fantastic young actor playing the killer) is standing behind the car YELLING at me through the open trunk door.
I'm afraid of dying and trying to REASON with him! But he keeps SHOUTING as if I were his character's abusive father. LOTS OF PROFANITY.
In a sudden WAVE OF FEAR I begin shouting as well ... “HAIL MARY FULL OF GRACE, THE LORD IS WITH THEE”