REC 3 interview with Leticia Dolera

Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind.

Staff member, Larry Dwyer caught up with Leticia Dolera, who plays Clara, to talk about [REC]3 Genesis.

Horror News Network: Let me start by thanking you for this interview. I’ve just finished watching [REC]3 and you kicked some serious ass! Did you have to do any special training for the fight scenes?

Leticia Dolera: Thank you for your words! I’m glad you liked it. I knew it was going to be a challenge physically, so I got ready for it. Two months before shooting, I went into the gym with a personal trainer five days of week so when shooting began, I was ready to kick ass and kill zombies. I wanted to really enjoy myself in the action scenes and to give my best in every take.

Horror News Network: Most importantly, you got to wield a chainsaw which is a supreme weapon in horror-land. Was it fun?

Leticia Dolera: It was the funniest part of it! I miss it now.

Horror News Network: How were you approached to play Clara in [REC]3?

Leticia Dolera: Paco and Luiso wrote the script thinking of me and it’s great that the gave me the opportunity to play this savage and at the same time tender role.

Horror News Network: Once the action starts, the film is very fast-paced. Was the filming the same? How long was the shoot?

Leticia Dolera: It was 6 weeks of shooting in total. I can tell you I enjoyed every single day and every single shot and it felt too short for me.

Horror News Network: I’ve read that you were a fan of the first two [REC] movies so were you at all nervous about the humor aspect being added to [REC]3?

Leticia Dolera: I loved the humor aspect! I think it really worked in the first one, so I was happy to find it in the script of the 3rd one.

Horror News Network: Have you ever seen the American remake of the first [REC] (“Quarantine”)? What did you think?

Leticia Dolera: I haven’t seen it, sorry.

Horror News Network: Are you a big fan of horror movies? Tell our readers a few of your favorites.

Leticia Dolera: Rosemary’s Baby by Polanski, Haute Tension by Alexandre Aja, Who Can Kill A Child by Chicho Ibáñez Serrador and Christmas Tale by Paco Plaza. Among many others.

Horror News Network: I think that horror fans here in the States are going to fall in love with you once they see [REC]3 so please let them know what’s up for you next.

Leticia Dolera: Hahaha! Thanks for the compliment. I just finished a film called The Last Days which is a post-apocalyptic movie that happens in Barcelona, and I’m working a Spanish TV show which is also kind of sci-fi, called TheBoat. I am also hard at work on the editing my tirad of short films called Habitantes, which is in the horror/sci-fi genre too.

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Horror News Network: Thank you for your time, Leticia. Have a comment on this interview? Post it here.

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