SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Michelle Hill: I am currently a stay at home wife. I am a member of Pipeliner’s Local Union 798 and have worked as a welder’s helper and a welder.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Michelle Hill: I would say everyone grows up wanting to be an actor. You idolize your favorites and want to be just like them. So probably my whole life.
SKSM: How did you become involved in One for the Road Dollar Baby film?
Michelle Hill: My friend introduced me to Dollar Baby films and extra roles and I thought, “what the heck! It could be fun!”and it was!
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Michelle Hill: Aside from being a Stephen King Dollar Baby film, the follow up to Salem’s Lot. He has so many fans that adore his work, and always want more.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Michelle Hill: No audition. It was the role of a vampire in The Lot and that was exciting just getting to be made up into a vampire, fangs and all!
I am a huge horror film fanatic and it has always been my dream to simply be a vampire.
SKSM: You worked with Joseph Horning on this film, how was that?
Michelle Hill: Joe is an awesome guy. Very professional and cool under adverse conditions, like the weather we had! Snow and 9 degrees outside.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Michelle Hill: Of course the best moment was when the cops showed up over the extra vampire that went into town to use the restroom in full makeup and bloody clothes. On the way back to set, the assistant driving didn’t dim her headlights and they were pulled over by the police. So they had to follow them back to check stuff out. It was definitely one to remember.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Michelle Hill: Oh yes. Great bunch of folks. I keep in contact with my best friend Lisa Hinds who introduced me to the Dollar Baby films and was also an extra on this film as a vampire. We talk daily. Mostly I keep up with everyone like Eric, Sandy, Joe, Chris, and Curtis on Facebook and Twitter.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Michelle Hill: My next project is Johnny Z directed by Jonathan Straiton. He also directed Night of Something Strange.
It will be filmed in Virginia this summer. Lots of Zombies, martial arts, and fun!
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Michelle Hill: I have read every Stephen King book as well as the Bachman books. Watched every single series or movie made of his novels. Huge fan and loved be a part of something related to his stories.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Michelle Hill: That I am a confessed nerd who absolutely loves going to comic conventions. I just recently attended Con of Thrones and it was amazing.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Michelle Hill: No matter your age, profession, situation, always follow your dreams. Never give up on what makes you happy!
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Michelle Hill: Thank You Oscar!