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Interview with ‘Crazy Bitches’ star Cathy DeBuono

One of the films we had the pleasure of reviewing on our site is the hilarious slasher from Jane Clark CRAZY BITCHES. Cassie, played by the stunning and illustrious Cathy DeBuono was a fembomb of fire who took shit from no one and had her eyes on a little frisky fun with one of the girls. In her true from as Cathy she is ex volleyball playing actress and documentary filmmaker that was kind enough give us her time to answer some questions about her role in the film. Enjoy this one on one with the long legged star of Cathy DeBuono.

 

Tell me how it felt being the alpha bitch in Crazy Bitches?

Cathy Debuono stars as Cassie in CRAZY BITCHES

Cathy DeBuono stars as Cassie in CRAZY BITCHES

You know, I hadn’t thought about Cassie that way.  I suppose when you try on the metaphor of a wolf pack and think about how roles are established, that is exactly what she would be!  But to play her, adopt her mindset in certain situations, didn’t feel how you’d imagine “alpha” would! It felt, actually… lonely.

 

How do I pronounce this intriguing last name of yours? Tell my readers where you are from?

DeBuono is pronounced “d’ bone-oh”.  It’s Italian, which both of my parents are.  I was born and raised in NY.  To be strict about it the Italian pronunciation would be “day-bwoh-no”, but I’m not strict about it.

With all that you are involved in how did you hook up with Jane and sign on to be in Crazy Bitches?

Jane Clark and I are friends. I think I was the first person she shared her idea for this script with, and as she wrote it it unfolded from there. She wrote “Cassie” for me, so it was particular pleasure to play her.

 

Is there anybody you can relate Cassie to in your real life?

Cathy Debuono stars as Cassie in CRAZY BITCHES

Cathy DeBuono stars as Cassie in CRAZY BITCHES

I think Cassie, like all of the characters Jane created for this film, carries an archetypal personality structure that if you are human – you can relate.  Each character, while very different from the others, all share a core of humanity that we none of us can escape from. What we do about tolerating that soft spot becomes what makes separates us, gives us our identities as separate beings. When really, we are all painfully the same.

Tell me about Cassie, who is she to the audience of Crazy Bitches?

Cathy Debuono stars as Cassie in CRAZY BITCHES

Cathy DeBuono stars as Cassie in CRAZY BITCHES

Hmm, I wanna be careful with my answers so as not to spoil anything! This is, after all, a who-dunnit!  So it’s hard to comment too much.  But I think audiences will see in Cassie someone they might trust to save the day or someone who could be behind all the murders. When the the same set of characteristics of person can signal either conclusion from your intuition, you got a good film!

First one topless in the movie, how comfortable are you with nudity in films and is it something you would do again?

I would do it again if, like in CB, it makes sense and is done right. I had just gotten back in shape right before we shot CB, so it was fun for me to take that shirt off and feel really comfortable about it.

Why does Cassie have to be so cruel going after what she wants?

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Cathy DeBuono stars as Cassie in CRAZY BITCHES

Well it’s a lot less painful to not get what you want if you when you asked for it you weren’t in a vulnerable state.  Letting your soft side do all the talking leaves you really exposed. A little edge can feel like an emotional shield. Even though we’re usually around about that, it usually just takes us further away from what we really want.

How much fun do you try and have when creating love scenes?

As an actor, I find the experience of shooting a love scene is directly related to my ability to find chemistry with my scene partner. The fun for me I suppose, is the process of finding the elements of chemistry that already are true and organic for those two actors and allowing that to breathe the life into the moments between them.  It may not include sexuality at all. But when you are true to those elements, the sexuality for the scene can follow – and be real and believable and there is something special you’ve now created with your fellow actor that lives on. THAT is when is all goes well! HA!

How real is that “fucking straight girls” comment that Cassie announces through the films?

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Cathy DeBuono stars as Cassie in CRAZY BITCHES

Ha!  Listen, we all know lesbians who have had their hearts wrapped up in or broken by straight girls who were just out there exploring the fun of it. It’s real. Very real. 😉

You get a little chance to kick some ass in this film how did that feel?

That was so fun! I was cut up and bloody for real after we shot that scene and just didn’t care. The little kid in me had such a blast just letting that fly.  The actor I had to fight (I wont use their name as to not spoil any plot points) and I worked with a stunt coordinator and he added a special piece of equipment so that I could actually haul off and kick this person in a very sensitive body part! So the tension and comedy of working out that “dance” was such fun. 

What do you think fans will enjoy the most watching Crazy Bitches?

The characters are so well developed. They aren’t there, like in many slasher flicks, to just push the story to the next kill. Instead, the story of the kills, sort of serve the arc of each developed character. It think that might be a nice piece of “depth” audience members will be happy to find.  Also, it truly delivers funny and sexy.  No matter your sexuality, there is something for you in this film.

What are a few things you will never forget from working with the cast and director Jane Clark on Crazy Bitches?

I’ll never forget the environment of mutual support and teamwork from every person involved. There wasn’t one show boaty actor, there were no production day break downs from our director and there was just an air of respect and an attitude of fun among everyone. This is not something that is all that common on every set and it is rather special when it happens. 

What’s in the near future as far as acting for Cathy DeBuono? Will we see you in horror films again.

Cathy DeBuono stars as Cassie in CRAZY BITCHES

Cathy DeBuono stars as Cassie in CRAZY BITCHES

This was my very first experience in the horror genre. I have learned a lot about it’s merits, how it reflects humanity back at itself in a whole different way than I have ever participated in before. I would love to do more!

As an actor, I have some things in development, but right now I’m directing a documentary that is blowing my mind on a daily basis! That, is a whole other story…. Here’s my website for more: http://www.cathyisin.com

 

We would like to thank Cathy once again for her time. CRAZY BITCHES has upcoming screenings :

Sunday, September 21 at 9:15pm in CDT

 

 

 

 

 

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