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How “Chucky” Turned Fiona Dourif into Brad Dourif’s Charles Lee Ray for Flashbacks to the 1980s

How "Chucky" Turned Fiona Dourif into Brad Dourif's Charles Lee Ray for Flashbacks to the 1980s

We had been promised that this week’s episode of “Chucky” would convey Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky character Nica Pierce again into the combination, the character after all performed by Brad Dourif‘s real-life daughter Fiona Dourif within the earlier two characteristic movies. However what we didn’t understand is that Fiona could be pulling double responsibility within the episode, in a stunning manner.

This text, naturally, consists of “Little Little Lies” spoilers.

This week’s episode of Don Mancini‘s sequence was a giant one, not solely as a result of it adopted up the Cult of Chucky storyline with the return of Jennifer Tilly‘s Tiffany Valentine and Fiona Dourif’s Nica Pierce (who’s now possessed by the evil spirit of Charles Lee Ray), but additionally as a result of it gave us a entrance row seat, for the very first time, to Charles and Tiffany’s first assembly.

In a sequence of flashbacks to the Eighties, we see Charles Lee Ray decide up two ladies at a bar, finally stabbing one among them to dying with just a little assist from the opposite. The “different” girl, on this specific case, being a younger Tiffany Valentine. Each characters have been delivered to the display screen with new actors, however who was it that performed a younger Charles Lee Ray?

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Fiona Dourif as Charles Lee Ray in “Chucky”

Yup, it was none aside from Fiona Dourif herself, not solely taking part in a personality possessed by Charles Lee Ray but additionally full-on taking part in her father’s Baby’s Play character for the flashbacks!

Because the behind the scenes featurette you’ll discover beneath particulars, Fiona Dourif remodeled right into a younger Brad Dourif with just a little assist from intelligent sensible make-up results. The good little bit of casting, sadly, was undercut by the unusual resolution to have current day Brad Dourif present the voice of the character, because the dubbing caught out like a sore thumb.

Both manner, it was a very particular second. Right here’s the way it got here to be.

“Folks have been asking for a few years in regards to the origins of Charles Lee Ray and the origins of Chucky and Tiffany’s relationship,” Mancini explains. “Once I was occupied with who could be the proper particular person to play younger Charles Lee Ray, the reply was proper in entrance of my face. It additionally appeared actually on-brand for our franchise, having Fiona Dourif, a lady, taking part in a cis male position. She already seems to be a lot like her father, particularly from [the nose] up.

“So we simply wanted to barely increase her nostril and chin, and provides her barely bushier, much less female eyebrows.”

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Fiona Dourif as Charles Lee Ray in “Chucky”

Fiona Dourif provides, “This complete expertise has been wild, and enjoyable, and likewise the entire mind-fuck of taking part in this iconic character my father is related to. I regarded into the mirror and I used to be deeply unnerved, really. It’s like an Instagram face mash app, besides you’ll be able to’t get it off. I face-timed my dad, as my dad… it was actually bizarre. That’s all I acquired. It’s bizarre.”

You may watch the “Little Little Lies” featurette beneath to study extra.

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

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Brad Dourif as Charles Lee Ray in ‘Baby’s Play’

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