Devil's Due Star Aimee Carrero on NYC Devil Baby Prank: "That Baby Is My Worst Nightmare"
Miami native Aimee Carrero is having quite the busy year, and 2014 has barely gotten started. It was recently announced that Carrero's new sitcom pilot, Young & Hungry, was picked up by ABC, and later on in February, she will guest star on FX's The Americans. And out today in theaters, you can also catch her in Devil's Due.
Courtesy of Aimee Carrero, Theo & Juliet Photography
Filmed last summer in New Orleans, Devil's Due draws its inspiration from the classic 80's cult film, Rosemary's Baby, with a splash of the modern era and Paranormal Activity style video recording.
"The movie is filmed in a 'found footage' style that really allows for a kind of mystery, and the things that scare us the most are those we don't see," Carrero says. She also adds that she believes it's the team of filmmakers, Radio Silence, who make the film stand apart from others like it; "they bring a newness and innovation that is really refreshing."
Basically, explains Carrero, "it's about this girl who gets pregnant with the devil's baby... and I play the comic relief." Her character, Emily, is like family to Sam (Allison Miller), the devil's baby mama, because the two grew up together as orphans and share a special bond, she says. "Emily is a window into her otherwise mysterious past."
While filming the movie, Carrero recalls wondering whether people would get scared from watching the finished product; "It wasn't scary when we were filming it because you know everybody, what you're doing in a particular scene, and what's coming next." Yet, she does admit that when she saw the trailer months later, "I freaked out because it was so scary!" Part of what contributed to her fear might have been her own personal - and goosebumps-inducing - memories of her time spent in New Orleans.
As it turns out, Carrero and the crew stayed in a haunted hotel during production. "The movie was really fun to do - we shot in New Orleans during the summer and we got to stay in a haunted hotel," she says in passing. Wait, what? Did she just say "haunted"?
Adding with a laugh, she says how nobody wanted to admit that fact at first, but towards the end of their stay and after many sleepless nights were showing on people's faces, someone dared to ask if something weird was going on at their hotel. After that, everyone started sharing their ghost stories and creepy happenings.