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03/01/2013 12:04 am ET Updated Apr 30, 2013

Hellraiser 's Ashley Laurence: The CFQ Interview

2013-02-28-LIGHTENINGBUG_ASHLECA04D3_410.jpgIt's not easy playing the ingénue in the psycho-sexual farrago that is Clive Barker's Hellraiser -- one has to maintain one's humanity while being pursued by your demonic, hell-bent-for-incest uncle (masquerading as your father!) and courted by the sadomasochistic nightmares that are the Cenobites. Ashley Laurence pulled it off, and established herself as a supreme scream queen, following up with appearances in the Hellraiser sequels as well a numerous genre and non-genre productions.

We were able to speak with Ashley on the occasion of the release of make-up effects artist Robert Hall's semi-autobiographical drama, Lightning Bug, in which Ms. Laurence plays the damaged mother of the film's teen protagonist, a boy who dreams only of escaping life in his dead-end Southern town to make monsters in Hollywood.

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Hellraiser"s Ashley Laurence: The CFQ Interview

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