SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Mariah Dupuy: I am an esthetician/stay at home Mom by trade, and hopeful actor on the side. My dream is to become a full on working actor one day, as it is definitely my passion.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Mariah Dupuy: I have always had a big interest in film and was involved in the drama club in high school, but wasn’t able to fully commit to learning the craft until recently. I take regular weekly acting classes and attend as many workshops as I can in order to improve my abilities as an actor. I love every minute of it!
SKSM: How did you become involved in In the deathroom Dollar Baby film?
Mariah Dupuy: I had done some background work on a previous film of director Ashley Good’s called Pity Party, and she felt I was right for the part of Lady Stien for In The Deathroom. When she invited me to be a part of it I jumped at the chance.
SKSM: What do you think it is in the story that attracts people so much?
Mariah Dupuy: This is an unconventional telling of In The Deathroom, and when I read the script I was all in. I thought Ashley’s take on it was quirky and definitely outside the box, something that is really fun to be involved with as an actor. I think telling the story from a different perspective is what will draw people to this film.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Mariah Dupuy: While I didn’t have to audition for the part I don’t think it was so much written for me as I just fit the picture Ashley had in her head of the character.
SKSM: You worked with Ashley Good on this film, how was that?
Mariah Dupuy: Working with Ashley was awesome. She is such a nice person, everything was very low pressure, and she was fun so you can’t beat that!
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Mariah Dupuy: The theatre that we filmed in is rumored to be haunted. I kept hoping we would see or hear something (it would be fitting seeing as we were filming a Stephen King story), but alas, no ghosts showed their faces. 😉
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Mariah Dupuy: We are all in touch via social media, and hopefully will have the chance to work together again.
SKSM: What are you working nowadays?
Mariah Dupuy: I am currently focused on my classes and submitting for roles, the actor’s life!
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Mariah Dupuy: I am a fan of his work, and one of my very favourite books is 11.22.63, loved it!
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Mariah Dupuy: One thing people might be surprised to know about me is that I am actually quite an introvert. It’s funny to think of an actor as being introverted but I really am, and acting really pushes me outside of my comfort zone, maybe that’s why I like it so much.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Mariah Dupuy: Thank you for reading this interview and I hope you like our little rendition of In The Deathroom.
SKSM: Do you like something to add?
Mariah Dupuy: Thank you for taking the time to interview me, it was really fun!