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Sam Raimi, Nicest Man in Show Business

Dana DeLorenzo – Sam Raimi – Mandatory Credit: Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5623325bg) Sam Raimi ‘The Jungle Book’ film premiere, Los Angeles, America – 04 Apr 2016

1428 Elm: Let’s talk about Sam and Bruce. After having talked with Bruce in person, I can see where some people might use the word intimidating to describe him.

DD: Bruce has this presence. He is tall, looming and boisterous. It can be a little intimidating. However, I have said that Sam Raimi is the least intimidating person in the room at the same time. People should take a page from his book. He talks to everyone, he knows everyone’s names, talk about class, he is genuine.

When he walks away, you’re like, “Holy s***! That was Sam Raimi.” Then he becomes the most intimidating person in the room.

When Kelly Met Ash

Dana DeLorenzo – When Kelly Met Ash 2 – Courtesy of Dana DeLorenzo – Facebook

1428 Elm: When you first met Bruce what was that experience like?

DD: The first time I met him was for my screen test. You see it on camera. Bruce was being very Bruce. We had to stand next to each other to make sure he was taller than me.

Sam Raimi who is holding a little camcorder and filming us says, “Can you stand together so that I can see that Bruce is taller than you?”

It was hilarious because I am saying, “I am 5 feet 3 inches so of course, he is taller than me!” Then Bruce and I had to face each other. Remember, this is my screen test and I don’t have the job yet.

Well, Bruce looks at me and you can only see my reaction. What you don’t see is that he is making this appalled, horrific face at me like I am Quasimodo. Immediately, our chemistry was there from day one.

I was like, “Thanks, Bruce. Thanks.” He says to me, “What? It’s a horror show!” Kelly and Ash were there right then. I didn’t even know it yet. You see it right away.

I get really emotional talking about this. We had a great run. There is always DVDs. You can rewatch them and relive them all the time. I may totally do that.

Parting Words

Dana DeLorenzo – Parting Words – Courtesy of STARZ

1428 Elm: Do you have anything you would like to say to Ash vs Evil Dead fans who are wanting a spinoff?

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DD: Bruce gave us his blessing. I know that I would have played this role forever. I love Kelly Maxwell. Playing her was one of the greatest privileges of my life.

If you want to see a spinoff whether it is now or in 25 years, I wouldn’t mind being 80 years old and still doing it and watching Kelly kick ass in her rock and roll walker or her rock and roll wheel chair!

It would be like the Golden Girls only with much more decapitation. I would be down for that. Let’s see what happens.

Let’s wait a little and let the dust settle. I’m sure somebody will figure it out. Ghostbeaters never die.

Thank you to all the fans who took this incredible, groovilicious journey with me. It was an honor. The whole series was an honor and I’m just going to keep on throwing liquids on myself in my spare time just to feel normal.

Oh, and stay tuned, I have more behind the scenes to post!

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