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Last week, we reported on the bizarro-world casting of
tabloid baiting “Octomom” Nadya Suleman in a low budget found footage horror
film called MILLENNIUM. This week, we have directors Kevin Clark and Manzie
Jones talking about their oft-maligned star and what to expect from their
oddball little genre romp, which see Suleman as a woman carrying a demon to
FANG: Obviously the PR hook for MILLENNIUM is the presence
of Nadya in the lead. How did this cinematic marriage come to be?
CLARK: It was entirely Manzie’s idea. Years ago, we were
making these movies in his garage and he was like, “let’s cast the Octomom,”
and I was like, “what?” So with the last one we had a bit of a budget and he
said to me, “you get to try for the first two actresses on your wish list that
you put on a pedestal or whatever but if they say no, I get to make the offer
to the Octomom.” This is where she fits, she plays a virgin who gets
impregnated. So after I got shot down, Manzie was up to bat and he got Octomom
after a few phone calls.
FANG: The film was already written, but did you the refashion
the script to suit the Octomom’s notoriety?
JONES: The film was written, but the role was so perfect and
that’s how I approached the management. Nadya’s manager thought it was a great
idea and really quickly, Nadya was on board. We were wondering what we’d have
to deal with but she was prepared, she did a great job and people will be
surprised by just how good she is in this.
FANG: Nadya gets trashed in the tabloids so often, did you
end up empathizing with her after making the film?
CLARK: Yeah, I think we did. We hung out for a day and it
became instantly apparent that she’s a sweet person. I don’t know the ins and
outs of her personal life, but she’s sweet, she’s cool and she’s easy to be
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