05 October 2014
Interview with Lee Majdoub From the Upcoming Movie "See No Evil 2"
Today I had the pleasure to talk with one of the stars of the upcoming horror film See No Evil 2, Lee Majdoub. Lee also did a segment for ABC's of Death 2 as well. A big end of the year for this actor.
TC: So Lee, how did you get into acting?
LM: Acting was something I had wanted to do for a long time, but I never thought it would be possible to pursue professionally. I was in line at a movie theater with one of my sisters (for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, btw) and there was a promotions booth for acting classes. Knowing it was something I really wanted to do, my sister pushed me to sign up for a draw. I didn’t win, but I did start taking classes there. Classes were what sparked the notion that I could really do this as a career.
TC: How long have you been an actor?
LM: I started training back in 2002, and I’ve been acting professionally since 2007
TC: You have a couple upcoming films namely See No Evil 2. What is your role in this film?
LM: I play a guy named Carter, who is Tamara’s boyfriend (played by Katharine Isabelle). He seems a little “douche-y” when you first look at him, but at the core he’s a nice guy.
It’s funny. When I first booked the role, I had no idea the character would end up looking the way he did. The writing of his personality didn’t change, but I didn’t know what I was walking into. This guy’s wardrobe was awesome! I never get to wear clothes that, so when I went in for my fitting and saw the selections, I peed a little.
TC: See No Evil 2 is packed with stars : Danielle Harris and Katherine Isabelle to name a couple. How was it working with them?
LM: Everyone was absolutely great to work with.
Danielle brought her experience in the horror genre and her professionalism on set was remarkable. She was a leader and is extremely kind.
Katharine was a load of fun. She kept me on my toes in our scenes together. She’s incredibly free when it comes to her acting. I learned a lot from watching and working with her.
I miss that entire team, really. It felt like a family.
TC: The Soska Sisters are up and coming directors, what was your experience with them like? From an actors standpoint.
LM: Jen and Sylvia are some of the smartest people I’ve met. I think their love of film making stuck out to me more than anything else. Their passion, joy, and energy is contagious. The Soskas have this innate ability to make everyone feel like they are a part of the team. I don’t think there are enough good things I can say about these women to convey their amazingawesomecoolness. That’s a word, right? Amazingawesomecoolness? Yeah... I think it is.
TC: So where was See No Evil 2 shot at?
LM: It was mainly shot at Riverview Hospital. It was a Canadian mental health facility, but was shut down a while back. Let me tell you, some of the areas in that building are insanely creepy. Thinking about it gives me the shivers. You want to test your courage? Go to Riverview in the middle of the night.
TC: Another one of your upcoming projects is The ABC's of Death 2. Tell us a bit about your segment in this?
LM: The segment I’m involved in is “T is for Torture Porn”, also directed by the Soskas. I love working with them. The segment focuses on something like a porn “casting couch”. A woman is being exploited and then... you’ll have to check it out. I swear to you, though... my character is innocent... maybe not... you be the judge ;)