Texas Chainsaw 3D's Alexandra Daddario Hates Chainsaws, Loves Dirk Diggler's Diggler

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Look out, Alexandra! He's right behind you!
Even with all the guts, chainsaws, and shapely rumps thrust in the audience's face during Texas Chainsaw 3D, the film could have very nearly taken on a wholly different tone. The effects were so realistic, according to star Alexandra Daddario, because "they were the same special effects [used by] people who made the fake penis that Mark Wahlberg wears at the end of Boogie Nights, which I thought was pretty cool and sort of solidifies them in cinematic history."

Alas, in this latest Chainsaw go around, out today, Leatherface does not limp after anyone while waving a gas-powered "Diggler" over his head. "I think the material deteriorates and you can't exactly keep this type of stuff," Daddorio told Cultist, speaking of the prosthetic and not of the Texas Chainsaw series. As such, Daddorio did not ask the special effects team to craft any long-desired extra body parts. Not that she's opposed to body modification.

"I mean, if you were part bionic, that would be pretty cool," she told us. "An arm that was extra strong or something. Some people are bionic. They make some pretty cool prosthetics as far as medical goes."

Daddario claims to not know any bionic people but concedes that it would be difficult to tell when it comes to "acquaintances I'm not familiar with, ones where I don't know their life story yet."

Daddorio is a New Yorker who has moved to Los Angeles, where she has become "definitely a yoga, green juice-drinking girl. I don't know if that makes me a hippie," she said. The answer is no, but her mother very nearly named her "either Sun, Moon, or Star" and any of those three almost certainly would have had her in patchwork corduroys rather than your local multiplex.

Her biggest roles to date have been in the Percy Jackson movies, though she's halfway through hitting the Law & Order guest star cycle and she has had recurring roles on White Collar and Parenthood. This, however, is her first role that has required her to throw a chainsaw at someone. She'd never done it in her personal life either, so maybe she is a hippie after all.

"We had all different kinds of chainsaws," she recalled. "We had real chainsaws, we had chainsaws without the chain on it, we had chainsaws with like, just no blade. We had plastic chainsaws and all kinds of stuff. At no point did I have to hold a real chainsaw."

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