I am very happy to introduce Shamron Moore who has a lead part in the new film Zombie Strippers with Robert Englund and Jenna Jameson. The synopsis of the movie from the official site is as follows:
When a secret government agency lets out a deadly chemo virus causing the reanimation of the dead, the first place to get hit is Rhino’s, a hot underground strip club. As one of the strippers gets the virus, she turns into a supernatural, flesh-eating zombie stripper, making her the hit of the club. Do the rest of the girls fight the temptation to be like the star stripper, even if there is no turning back?
Now on to Shamron Moore!
Damon: Zombie Strippers seems to be the largest roll you have had so far in a feature film, how much work is it holding one of the lead parts? Can you tell us the funniest thing that happened on set while filming Zombie Strippers?
Shamron Moore: Being able to play one of the lead roles was very exciting; Jeannie was loads of fun playing, a very misunderstood girl with lots of anger. Being the underdog, she never could seem to catch a break. I could actually relate to many parts of her personality. The fight scene between Jeannie and Jenna’s character, Kat, towards the end was pretty hilarious to film. Without giving too much away, it was difficult for me to keep a straight face while Jenna was firing objects at my head–firing them from a place one wouldn’t normally expect.
Damon: Being cast as “a hot actress” sure is not a bad thing, but can you tell us a little bit about your hobbies outside of work? What are some of your favorite films? Are there any actresses/actors and/or directors you like to work with in the future?
Shamron Moore: Having interests outside of acting is very important because there can be a lot of down time. I love keeping busy with traveling, swimming, socializing with my friends, reading, and watching movies, of course. The list of people I’d pretty much sell my soul to work with could stretch for about fifty yards; basically any director or actor associated with “Goodfellas” or “Pulp Fiction”.
Damon: Tell us a little bit about growing up in Flint, Michigan, did you always want to be an actress, how did you get started in the field?
Shamron Moore: Growing up, I was always a ham, but I didn’t always think about being an actress, at least not in the beginning. Being a gymnast or figure skater really intrigued me when I was a child, I watched hours upon hours of those competitions on TV. After growing out of that phase, though, I started to really become obsessed with Old Hollywood, that old school glamour that Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner had. I packed up my car and–having never set foot out West or knowing anybody in that area–drove out to L.A. using money I had from a Cadillac ad I shot in Detroit. Nothing against Michigan, I just always wanted to be a California girl.
Damon: Two part question, to satisfy both the ladies and the men, how was it working with Jenna Jameson and did you get to meet Tito Ortiz?
Shamron Moore: Working with Jenna was a positive experience, she’s a very chill chick. I like her take-no-bull kind of attitude. Although Tito has a small cameo in the film as a bouncer at Rhino’s, we didn’t work with each other that day.
Damon: Would you classify Zombie Strippers as a grindhouse movie or schlock? How was it working on a film that was both horror and comedy at the same time? How hard is it as an actress to be able to switch gears when necessary to maintain believability in both genres?
Shamron Moore: Zombie Strippers”is definitely more grindhouse than schlock. It’s an exploitation film in every sense, full of nudity, gore, and impossible mayhem. Given the over-the-top nature of the film, it was very easy to incorporate comedy in the mix; it’s absolutely impossible to take some of the scenarios seriously, and if one does, well, then there’s a problem!
Damon: Also how did horror vet Robert Englund lend his expertise to the film?
Shamron Moore: Working with Robert was great, as well. His Ian Essko is deliciously devilish. Before I had met him, I had no idea how many decades he had under his belt in the industry. He’s a very diverse guy, always full of fun stories about his experiences.
Damon: Jay Lee adds many jokes and jabs into the plot of the movie, did he ever have to explain any of them to the actors and actresses, because they were so subtle?
Shamron Moore: There were definitely a few references that went over my head, I can’t speak for others. I’ve never read Rhinoceros, the play that Jay Lee based the film on, so occasionally he would have to explain a few points.
Damon: Izzy Legit, how is work coming on this film and is there anything you can tell us about it? Can you tell us about any future projects you are working on?
Shamron Moore: Brad Milne asked me to help him out by playing the small role of a doctor in Izzy Legit. That was about two months ago, and I’m not really up to speed on how things have progressed.
Damon: Why should we all go out and watch Zombie Strippers?
Shamron Moore: Zombie Strippers is an insane blend of blood, broads, and the extent that people will go to in order to fit in; really, now, what can be more Hollywood than that?
Damon: Special thanks to Shamron for taking time out of her schedule to answer our questions.
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