Carina Battrick talks ‘Chucky’ on SYFY and the digital age
Carina Battrick. Photo credit: The butterfly photograph
Young actress Carina Battrick spoke to Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos about being a part of “Chucky” on SYFY and being an artist in the digital age.
What is it like to be a part of “Chucky” on SYFY?
Being a part of Chucky was an absolutely surreal experience. I love horror movies and Halloween is my favorite holiday. I knew Chucky even before the audition and when I got the part I was more than excited.
I couldn’t wait to be on set and see how Chucky comes to life. Chucky was definitely the star of the show. I could never imagine how many people are involved in the process of making Chucky appear so realistic on screen.
What did you like most about the role of Caroline?
That I got to spend a lot of time with Chucky and really feel what it would be like to have a doll friend. It was pretty amazing when Chucky and I were playing video games.
I also love that the character is really out of my comfort zone as Caroline has behavioral issues and is uncomfortable with people while I am very social and enjoy being with people. .
What is it like to be an actress in the digital age?
I love it because it’s a very quick and easy process. I finished filming “Chucky” in August and in October I already got to see the first episode on TV. It is a truly rewarding experience to see your work quickly, instead of waiting years for the premiere.
What is your advice for young aspiring actors?
Before you start, make sure you really enjoy playing, working hard, and being able to deal with rejection. Most people who are just starting out don’t know how much work it takes to book a role and shoot it. Don’t start in the industry unless you are prepared to truly engage in the process. It’s a job, not a hobby.
Which actors would you like to work with one day as your dream actor partners?
I would really love to work with Jason Momoa in an action movie, Mckenna Grace in a children’s movie, and Adam Sandler in a comedy.
What does the word success mean to you?
Success is being able to do what you love and having fun doing it.
What would you like to tell our readers about “Chucky”?
Chucky isn’t just a creepy doll, he’s layered in just like people. First appearances are never what they appear to be. We all have stories that define who and why we are who we are.