After a few issues between myself and Warner Bros about getting on the phone, I was finally connected to Maria Bello who was at her home in Malibu. Not only is Bello the star of the horror movie Lights Out [read our reviews here and here], she also reminded me that the weather was much nicer her end than it was in London. Which was nice of her.

This isn’t the first time that Bello has talked about the movie, and I can only imagine the amount of times she’d been asked about the short this feature was based upon. Trying to save face and look like a good interviewer, I instead questioned her if the short scared her. “Yes, the short scared me,” she replied laughing. “After I was offered the movie I watched [the short], and that’s why I wanted to do it. If he could scare me in under three minutes, if he did a feature film he could really scare me.”

In all honesty, the short is scary and incredibly well put together – but what scared Bello? “The funny thing is, I’m not afraid of the dark, I actually like the dark.” she admits. “But it was just the light going on and off, and not knowing what’s behind you. That’s what the thing was – not knowing what’s behind you.”

Written for Flickering Myth. Read the full interview here.