Honest warning: AnnaLynne McCord’s new movie Situation of Return isn’t any simple watch — and he or she was initially reluctant to signal on for the undertaking.
“I had to determine why I didn’t wish to do it — and it’s due to the character of the movie,” the 90210 alum, 36, tells Us Weekly in an unique interview. “After I learn this script, I used to be like, ‘Wow, I cannot be doing this.’ [But then I thought] ‘Oh, if I don’t wish to do it, I must say sure.’ I’ve by no means stated sure sooner to a undertaking.”
Within the drama, McCord stars as Eve, a churchgoing lady who carries out a mass capturing after making a cope with the satan. Although the character of the movie is “actually heavy,” McCord admits she was impressed to take part within the movie — which additionally stars Dean Cain and Natasha Henstridge — as a result of it serves a much bigger goal.
“Proper now, it’s happening in our world — we’re coping with mass shootings,” McCord explains. “Movies are purported to be enjoyable and entertaining, [but] we’ve to do related movies to speak about these points as a result of these items are taking place.”
As an actress, McCord needed to look previous forming her personal opinions about Eve. “To play a villain, you can not choose your character,” the Nip/Tuck actress shares. “Taking part in villains my complete profession, I’ve discovered one factor: They don’t exist. Individuals do good issues and dangerous issues, and generally these dangerous issues are horrible.”
Coping with her personal psychological well being struggles made McCord wish to humanize her character for the viewers. “That’s one thing that I care about deeply,” she tells Us. “I’ve handled suicidality. I’ve talked lots about my psychological well being journey. I’m very open about it and I’ve obtained to convey gentle to it.”
Although portraying a lady committing a heinous crime wasn’t McCord’s best function up to now — “It was actually darkish to be inside her,” she admits — McCord was in a position to go away the character behind when cameras went down.
“One thing actually unbelievable has occurred with my work on account of the entire therapy I’ve been by means of and the therapeutic modalities I’ve tried,” she shares. “And it’s that Eve could be very a lot her personal individual — go away [her] on the door and go house.”
McCord hopes followers will have a look at Eve — who places “blind religion right into a perception system” — from a distinct perspective. “Even if you happen to can’t like Eve or care about my character, you would possibly perceive her after this movie,” she says. “You would possibly perceive how she obtained to that place.”
And he or she additionally hopes the movie evokes a bigger dialog about psychological well being. “We’re speaking about psychological well being in a much wider approach than we ever have in every other period, however there’s a lot extra for us to actually look into,” she tells Us. “It begins with questions and with constructing a relationship with your self — Eve didn’t have that.”
“I hope it will get folks speaking,” she concludes.
Situation of Return is now in theaters, and accessible on Vudo and cable companies to hire or personal
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi