EXCLUSIVE Interview: Actor Brian Krause Talks THE DEMONOLOGIST
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with actor, Brian Krause, about his starring role in the supernatural thriller, THE DEMONOLOGIST. From writer-director J.M Stelly, the film follows a detective who is haunted by the nightmares of his past as well as the visions that he cannot understand. Upon investigating a string of brutal murders, he discovers a Cult - worshiping the four King Demons of Hell - who plan on unleashing Hell upon Earth. In order to stop this apocalyptic event, he must come to grips with his birthright and destiny as (you got it) The Demonologist.
Seeing that Krause is no stranger to being apart of projects concerning the supernatural (see SLEEPWALKERS and CHARMED), I was curious to get his thoughts on being in these types of projects and what draws him to them. Check it our conversation below.
BT: Thanks for taking the time to speak with me. I suppose I'll start first by asking, what attracted you to THE DEMONOLOGIST to begin with?
BK: I would say that the prospect of taking on a darker role [is what attracted me] - someone not as fluffy as Leo, if will...
BK: (Continuing)...and taking it (a role) in a different direction.
BT: Ok, ok....Now, as you said, you've had the opportunity thus far in your career to play other roles in the supernatural realm. Would you say that there's something about this type of element in the projects that you've done that has attracted you to them or would you say that it's more happenstance that it's happened that way so far in your career?
BK: Well, I'd say that a lot of it is happenstance. As an actor, we often don't get to choose our roles. Still, for me, it's FUN.
BK: (Continuing)...and I've done some cheesy, if you will, sci-fi [projects] that folks might describe kooky - incorporating lots of horror. Nevertheless, for me, its fun! It's the best way that one can play "make believe." Now, don't get wrong, doing straight drama and comedy is great, but having to tangle with a fantasy creature or demon is fun - especially considering the idea that someone is able create such creatures with makeup and CGI. It provides the great challenge of: Can we (those working on the film) make this [world of the film] believable? So again, it's fun to go in that route; in fact, its so much fun that I'm currently writing [a new film project] toward the horror genre.
BT: Ok great! What you just mentioned is actually a great segue into my next question. In many of the other projects that you've been apart of, there's been a noticeable trend where the supernatural characters that you've portrayed have transitioned from a character with "abilities" to someone without them; however, in this film, the opposite happens. So with that being said, was this change of pace something that you had considered?
BK: Well, nothing that I had considered, but I definitely like the idea of "metamorphosis...."
BK: (Continuing)...of having this life, then something happens to you - causing you to grow one way or the other. More specifically, growing in the way Damien does, it's a challenge. So hopefully, we get a chance to do more - that is, explore the character more in other movies. With that said, I like going from "the light to the dark" or "the dark to the light." Either way, it's the growth of a character.....
(Continuing)...to see where people grow, to see the changes people go through - be it through circumstance or something else.
BT: Gotcha, gotcha. Now, in doing this character, did it provide any challenges that you thus far had not experienced with other supernatural character that you've done?
BK: Well, I feel the biggest challenge was the amount of time we (i.e. the director, the actors, the crew, etc.) had to make this project. For example, we made this movie in 10 days, which is extremely, extremely quick.