Keeping Things Fresh: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is, obviously, a prequel and thus audiences are well aware of the viciousness of Leatherface and his twisted family. But that doesnt mean The Beginning doesnt have much of a story to tell. I think its fresh because, I mean, first of all, R. Lee Ermey is amazing in it. You kind of get to see the psychology behind the characters. In a sick way you kind of understand Leatherface and why hes so messed up.
No matter how you slice it, saying you can understand why Leatherface is the way he is does sound sick. Brewster laughed, I know, I know...and its the first victims so that sounded really interesting to me. They also wanted to work on developing the kids characters and fleshing them out more than the 2003 movie did, so that was also challenging.
I knew that it would be different, regardless. Its a totally different film, so we couldnt constantly compare the two because that would be too [much of a drudge]. And so, I wasnt really worried about that. Most of the reviews on the Internet so far are great. They actually like it more than the 2003 film so thats been really, really lucky.
Getting More Than a Little Dirty: Brewster knew taking on a leading role in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning would mean shed get covered by all sorts of gross substances. In fact, that's exactly what happens to her character. For those who haven't yet seen the film, Brewster explained how she wound up covered in blood in the film. Well, theres an accident at the very beginning, I get a lot of cuts and bruises at the very beginning, and towards the end Im covered in blood and gunk. Brewster didnt mind, even though it wasnt terribly comfortable. It was uncomfortable once it starts drying because then it gets really sticky. But its actually fun. I actually liked it because you didnt have to worry about your makeup. If you were a little bloated one day, you didnt have to care because you were like, Whatever. Im covered in dirt, it doesnt matter. This fabulous. It was actually kind of a relief. I kind of loved it.
Playing a Character from the 1960s: Brewsters done it before in the TV movie, The 60s, so she was familiar with the decade prior to working on Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. The period didnt come into it that much in this film, but I love going back into periods. Like Nearing Grace, the film that comes out October 13, is also set in the 70s so I just love it in terms of costumes and the hairstyles you get to do and the music. Its just fun. Its another piece to work on, in terms of character.