SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Sylvia Hutson: I have been an actress for over 40 years on stage and in film, I originate from Ireland and moved to the US in 1985. Now I own and operate a Talent Agency in Virginia USA
SKSM: How did you become involved in The Road Virus Heads North?
Sylvia Hutson: I saw an audition notice in Backstage for the film, and I sent them my headshot and resume.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Sylvia Hutson: The producer called me on a Tuesday and asked if I could be in New York to audition on the Friday for the role.
SKSM: You worked with Dave Brock on this film, how was that?
Sylvia Hutson: Dave Brock was a wonderful director, very easy to work with and was very creative.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when you made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Sylvia Hutson: Yes, the first night I got there the makeup girl had to dye my hair jet black and put blonde highlights in it, we accidently spilled the hair dye on the hotel room floor so spent time frantically cleaning it before the hotel people saw it, so it was hilarious if anyone would have been watching us scrubbing the carpet in a panic.
SKSM: Is there some part(s) in the film where you now say “I wish that I have done this different”?
Sylvia Hutson: As an actress when we watch ourselves we always think afterwards ” Gosh I wish I had played that a little different”.
SKSM: What are you thinking of the end result of the film?
Sylvia Hutson: I received my copy of the film, it was wonderful watching the end result and seeing all of it put together.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with those from that time?
Sylvia Hutson: Yes I occasionally talk to Dave (director) and Vinque (producer) via email and play catch up.
SKSM: What did you do after The Road Virus Heads North?
Sylvia Hutson: the film, I came back to Virginia and continued acting until I opened the agency.
SKSM: Are you (or where you) a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Sylvia Hutson: I absolutely adore Stephen Kings work, I have read every book and watched all the films.
SKSM: You are now the owner of Hutson Talent Agency how did that happen?
Sylvia Hutson: I had been working in the industry and teaching TV/Film acting and with support of my fellow actors and casting director friends decided to open the agency.
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?
Sylvia Hutson: You are welcome it was a pleasent surprize to get asked to do the interview. To the fans, keep on supporting Stephen King and his work, he is an extremely talented writer.
SKSM: Do you have anything you’d like to add?
Sylvia Hutson: I would like to add a huge thank you to Dave Brock, the crew and the actors of The Road Virus Heads North for making it a wonderful experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life, and wish huge success to all who were involved.