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“Chucky” Actress Fiona Dourif Teases That We’re Not Ready for the Show’s Bonkers Finale [Exclusive]

“Chucky” Actress Fiona Dourif Teases That We’re Not Ready for the Show's Bonkers Finale [Exclusive]

The again half of “Chucky” season one kicked off with the return of main franchise gamers Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) and Nica (Fiona Dourif). Or moderately, Chucky inhabiting Nica’s physique, due to the occasions of Cult of Chucky. In simply two episodes, Dourif established herself to have one of the difficult roles but; the actress performs Chucky previous and current, and a Nica battling for management. 

With simply two extra episodes left this season, Bloody Disgusting chatted with the actress about taking part in the human model of Charles Lee Ray, Nica’s budding relationship with Tiffany, and what to anticipate from what she guarantees can be a bonkers finale.

In “Little Little Lies,” Dourif shocked us when it was revealed that she was the actress underneath the prosthetics that recreated a younger Charles Lee Ray within the episode’s flashbacks. When requested if her father, Brad Dourif, noticed her in make-up, Fiona Dourif answered, “I FaceTimed him, and he checked out me and requested, ‘What’s happening along with your face?’ He hadn’t fairly put collectively that I used to be taking part in him as younger Charles. He instructed me to stroll with my chest versus my hips. That was a giant observe from him.

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Dourif didn’t simply check her efficiency and make-up on dad, however strangers as effectively. She recounts how she went off set to see if she might move as Charles Lee Ray. “They needed to shoot one other scene earlier than the prosthetics folks, who had been so proficient, had been going to have the ability to take the prosthetics off me. So, there was this biker bar sort place by set, and I used to be nonetheless trying like him in costume. I made a decision to see if I handed, and I went into this bar. I attempted to maintain my voice low. I handed as a person at all times. Individuals didn’t assume it was make-up. I bought the expertise of sitting in a bar. I attempted to flirt with the waitress however bought somewhat nervous.”

Whereas Dourif’s voice handed in apply, “Little Little Lies” featured her father’s voice dubbed over her efficiency. When requested concerning the determination, Dourif answered, “They made that call means late. It was initially my voice, and I used to be doing a duplicate of his. I feel they made the choice to dub my dad as a result of it additionally seemed like Nica possessed. They thought that might be complicated. I used to be shocked; they made that call very late too. I nearly don’t know find out how to describe how unusual it’s to see the remnants of my options with my dad’s face and voice on prime of me.”

Outdoors of taking part in a youthful Charles Lee Ray, Dourif will get to play Chucky as Nica in addition to a trapped Nica. The actress described what it’s like juggling so many variations of character this season. “Nica is in a loopy place. When it was first pitched that I bought to play Chucky on the finish of Cult, I used to be so excited. I keep in mind the switching forwards and backwards was one thing that I needed to apply lots with what the bodily appeared like, like dropping to the ground, as it will take you over. That needed to be actually particular. There was numerous me dropping midsentence to the ground to apply getting that proper.

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CHUCKY — “Cape Queer” Episode 106 — Pictured on this screengrab: Fiona Dourif as Nica Pierce — (Photograph by: SYFY/USA Community)

“I feel Nica’s a sophisticated heroine. I feel she’s bought struggling in her life after which willpower. It’s an attractive character to play. I would like taking part in Charles or Chucky somewhat bit higher as a result of he’s having probably the most enjoyable of all of them. That’s the trick inside Chucky. And I feel that’s why folks like him a lot, proper? He’s irreverent and having enjoyable. He loves his job. He’s so free, yeah.”

The latest episode, “Cape Queer,” introduced a brand new difficult layer to Nica’s predicament with Tiffany on the lookout for love from her. Dourif mentioned of the event, “That was one thing that we had to consider. If Chucky leaves and it’s Nica, I nonetheless have this lady who I feel is kind of deranged but additionally so susceptible. There’s one thing on the coronary heart of Tiffany the place she simply needs to be beloved; how Nica would take care of that. What would that intercourse be like? We needed to have all these conversations. How a lot kindness is in it? As a result of I feel in the long run, Nica feels unhealthy for her. She perhaps doesn’t need to have intercourse together with her, however she feels unhealthy for her. And I feel they most likely, they only may, you recognize.”

Whereas Dourif couldn’t share what’s forward within the ultimate episodes of the season, she did promise a wild experience that followers received’t see coming.

I’ll let you know this; the finale is bonkers. It simply will get so loopy and goes locations that I wasn’t anticipating. And whereas we had been making it, there have been instances the place it was like three within the morning, and we had been sitting behind these screens, with all of the puppeteers and Don [Mancini]. We’re simply giggly with glee and laughter. We had actual freedom to make it actually loopy, and we had numerous enjoyable. I feel the followers are going to love it additionally. I’ve an excellent little bit of confidence.”

New episodes of “Chucky” air Tuesday nights on USA and SYFY.

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