I guess first I should say apologies in advance for how many people are going to be like, “F*** this guy,” on Twitter when the movie comes out, but Drew, what was your reaction like when you got the script and then you realized the truth of your character?
Starkey: I mean, I love a twist, and I was excited. It is going to be fun to play. He’s playing two things at once all the time. And we talked about it on set too. It was like, it’d be a cool second watch. If you’re watching it multiple times, hopefully you can pick up on some moments, where you go, “Oh, that slimy son of a b****, he’s saying something that means something else!”
Your character obviously knows what’s going on with the configuration and wants nothing to do with it. But you as the person, if you had to choose one of the configurations, which one would you have chosen?
Starkey: Oh my God. Oh geez. I mean, is it low hanging fruit to say Leviathan? I’ll go with the Leviathan configuration. Also, that configuration physically in the film, seeing it change and everything, I thought that was the most interesting. It was so heavy too. Yeah, just the design of them. But yeah, I liked Leviathan a lot. I think I spent most of my time with the Leviathan configuration too.
Adam, you have a hell of a close call in this film. For anyone out there who may inadvertently open a puzzle box, how exactly does one prepare to be tortured by Cenobites?
Faison: I would say, drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. You’re going to be there for a long time. I would also say maybe invest in some lotion, I don’t know, to keep the skin supple, to not sort of give way and crack under the pressure, and just maybe a lot of painkillers.
“Hellraiser” is now available on Hulu.