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! Iâ€™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 itâ€™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: Rosemaryâ€™s Baby by Polanski, Haute Tension by Alexandre Aja, Who Can Kill A Child by Chicho IbÃ¡Ã±ez 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.
Horror News Network: Thank you for your time, Leticia. Have a comment on this interview? Post it here.