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As a director, Katt Shea helped to launch the careers of such actors as Drew Barrymore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mena Suvari, Alison Lohman, Christina Applegate, and Angelina Jolie. As a writer, she has helped create scripts for Roger Corman, and has even been the recipient of the Peabody Award for her first television movie for CBS.
Jason Anders recently caught up with Shea to discuss her career both in front of, and behind the camera - starting with Psycho III...
Ja/Fangoria: Let's start with your acting career, specifically with your role in the 1986 film Psycho III; what was it like to work with the legendary Anthony Perkins, not only on screen as an actor, but being under his direction for the film as well?
Ks: Anthony was under a lot of pressure as he was starring in and directing his first feature film, not only that, it was for a »
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Hometown: Madras (now Chennai), India
Book: Between the Assassinations
For Fans Of: Richard Wright, Kiran Desai, Roberto Bolaño
Aravind Adiga had just returned to India after years in Anglophone countries when he changed his mind about what to write. He’d assumed he would focus on himself and his family—“idealists and intellectuals,” by his own estimation. But after talking to slum dwellers, servants, rickshaw pullers, coolies, cooks, prostitutes, teashop gophers, gardeners and chauffeurs while on assignment for Time magazine, Adiga about-faced. “I realized that most Indians were completely unlike me,” he recalls. “I decided to write about them instead." »
2 items from 2009
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