|Greg Bryk as Marcus Sullivan, Felicia Day as Virginia “Red” Sullivan|
Felicia Day, star of The Guild and Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, and guest star on the Whedon shows Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse, will portray a descendant of Little Red Riding Hood in Red: Werewolf Hunter, debuting tonight at 9PM (ET/PT) on SyFy.
In the film, Red (Day) brings her fiancé home, where he meets the family and learns about their business — hunting werewolves. He’s skeptical until bitten by a werewolf. When her family insists he must be killed, Red tries saving him.
FOG! asked Ms. Day two questions regarding the film. Here’s what she said…
What attracted you to part of Red:Werewolf Hunter?
So I got the script in around February or March of this year and I was in the middle of writing Guild Season 4 so I actually wasn’t even taking auditions at that time because I was so busy. But they sent it over and I read it and I really felt like it was such a different role for me that I never played before and I really felt attracted to that as well as I’m a huge fairytale fan.
I actually took several folklore classes in college and I tried to minor in it but my dad said that was ridiculous and he stopped that. But I always actually had the idea myself that it would be fun to update some fairytales and so it was kind of like one of those projects that I thought was kind of tailored to what I was looking for at the time.
It’s much more dramatic than the things that I usually do and it’s slightly – it has a lot of horror overtones as well. So I thought it could be a really fun challenge and it was just such a privilege to be considered for a lead in one of the Syfy movies. I just thought that was really flattering so I carved out my schedule and it was just a really – I had such a good time making it.
Is Virginia a character that you want to revisit again?
Yeah it was really fun. It was definitely something that was a lot different from what I usually play. It was such a relief almost since I produce and write and act and everything that I do to just be an actor on the set and be able to really concentrate on, doing all the physical challenges as well as the more horror aspects. It was definitely something that would be fun to do again.