Bruce Campbell Interview: Evil Dead hero more than blood and boomsticks

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Bruce Campbell – Courtesy of Digital Spy

Into the Sunset

1428 Elm: Do you have anything in the works now? I know you are in the midst of a book tour but do you have any ideas you might like to write about next?

BC: I have developed about ten screenplays since I knew Burn Notice was going to end a few years ago. So, I am waiting for Ash vs Evil Dead to run its course and then I will have a proper amount of time to further develop those and then start doing them.

That’s something I am going to focus on after Ash vs. Evil Dead. It’s a series of homegrown things that I have been working on.

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1428 Elm: Do you have a project that you feel you can take to market once ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ is over?

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BC: There is a movie right now, that’s just sitting there done called Highly Functional. It’s waiting with no suitor and it’s driving me insane because it’s a nice little movie. Completely different from pretty much anything I have done.

1428 Elm: I want to see that in particular…

BC: So, do I!

1428 Elm: No doubt! I know you tried to learn chord progressions on the guitar for the movie. Was that difficult for you?

BC: Yeah, I couldn’t get it. Thankfully, I don’t do a whole lot of it in the movie. It’s enough to fake it. It’s weird because I didn’t become one of those sandal wearing cross legged guys on location. It just didn’t work.

1428 Elm: Did you do your own singing?

BC: Yeah, I did that. I faked that. They can help you with wonderful technology today. That worked out fine. I told them they could replace me and get some guy that’s good but they kept it.

1428 Elm: Do you enjoy singing? I know that is a weird question to ask but you have done it on the Old Spice commercials.

BC: That would be something nice to master but it’s not in my wheelhouse yet. It’s always fun to dink around with new stuff.

1428 Elm: Do you have a go to karaoke song?

BC: There are a couple of Elvis songs that I’ve mastered.

The Conclusion 

We had a terrific time hanging out with the King. If you haven’t seen him yet, trust us, it’s worth it! You can check his tour schedule at Pick up Hail to the Chin at and keep up with him @GroovyBruce on Twitter.

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