Originally appearing in the Horror world as little Jaime Lloyd in Halloween 4, Danielle Harris instantly became a horror icon and gained a horror fan base that has stood the test of time. Taking a hiatus from Horror for a while, she came back for a starring role in Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake, after which she steadily became one of the best and most recognizable actors in the genre. Recently starring in Hatchet 3, making her directorial debut with Among Friends, and raising funds for the Fear Clinic movie, I give you the very first (i.e. phone instead of email) BackwoodsHorror.com interview. Boils ‘n Ghouls, Danielle Harris:
BACKWOODS HORROR: Well I think the first thing I’d like to say is congratulations for Hatchet 3!
DANIELLE HARRIS: Thank You.
BWH: I just saw it last night and thought it was pretty good.
DH: Awesome, I’m glad you liked it.
BWH: I really, and I’m not just saying this, I thought you were the best part about it.
DH: Thank you.
BWH: I also read that you were getting married soon?
DH: I am, where did you find that one?
BWH: When I was doing some research for the interview, I found that you had mentioned it in another article so I wanted to congratulate you again.
DH: Thank you. I’m getting married January 4th.
BWH: Not too far off now.
DH: I know, I’m in the midst of wedding planning. It’s been pretty insane.
BWH: So, if you don’t mind my asking, how did you get started in the film business?
DH: I was actually a beauty pageant kid. I did beauty pageants from about 5 until I was 7 and I won a pageant that took me to New York and I got a modeling agent. I was originally from New York, but was living in Florida at the time, so I moved back to New York and started doing commercials and TV Shows. I was in a soap opera called One Life To Live for a couple of years, and then I landed the Halloween movie [Halloween 4] and it was sort of all uphill and forward from there.