Welcome to Raccoon City’s Claire Redfield actress Kaya Scodelario describes a terrifying prank played on her by members of the cast and crew.
Kaya Scodelario, star in Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, opened up about a scary prank she experienced during the filming. Introduced in official development in 2017, while Paul WS Andersons Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was still in the cinema, the upcoming reboot of the franchise based on the games of the same name is currently managed by director Johannes Roberts. The film is set for an exclusive theatrical release on November 24 in the United States.
The film takes both premises Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2 and turns them into a night of terrible terror. The plot follows STARS officers Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, Chris’ sister, Claire, and the novice police officer, Leon Kennedy, who escapes the horrors of the T-virus-infected Raccoon City. Along the way, the ensemble participates in discovering the atrocities perpetrated by the pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation and their secret development of deadly biological weapons. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield and Avan Jogia as Leon Kennedy.
Scoderlario, who plays Claire, told GamesRadar + about an on-set prank the crew made during rehearsals. While she’s generally able to separate reality by filming from the horror of the story, Scoderlario was horrified when the crew swapped a normally dressed actor out with one in full zombie makeup during a rehearsal. The actress tells the story much more graphically:
We had a day where we practiced a stunt in the hallway where one of them jumps out at me. And the stunt guy was not wearing makeup. And they swapped him out without telling me that with someone who had already been through makeup. When a real zombie jumped out, I fucked myself completely. I swore, I screamed, I lost all composure. It still cheats you, your brain does not know the difference.
That Leather Star also talked about his experience developing a version of Claire Redfield that deviated from the games and remained true to the core of the character. Finally, she discussed where she would like the rebooted timeline to bring Claire next time, and referred to the character’s adventures in Resident Evil – Code: Veronica.
With the previous Paul WS Anderson films, the horror was primarily lost after the second round, with the original character of Alice, played by Milla Jovovich, taking the series in a much more science-fiction-action-heavy direction. Based on trailers and Scoderlario’s experience with the terrifying zombie makeup, it looks like Welcome to Raccoon City embraces the game’s horror origins.
Overall, the release of such a scary part for the franchise can help influence the style of future movies and future games, demonstrating the popularity of the recognizable survival horror elements. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City coming to theaters on November 24 in the US and December 3 in the UK.
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Source: GamesRadar +
- Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)Release Date: November 24, 2021
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