We can’t get enough of the sweet faces of the indie world and luminous redhead Carly Nykanen is blessed with a pleasantness that deserves loving. Her feature “Zirls” is screening at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival this weekend and she’s the creative force behind the amusing take on life as a Zombie Girl. In a time when fan fave Glenn of “The Walking Dead” was cut from “The Walking Dead” in tragic fashion, at least we can find solace in the cheekiness of “Zirls”.
Here’s Carly revealing more about why she wrote and starred in “Zirls” as well giving us a tease of her upcoming projects:
I wrote ZIRLS because I was tired of seeing women in popular culture portrayed as only caring about sex, clothes, and how they look. Taking that idea a step further, I created two girls who are gangrenous, violent, and all around unappealing who try to lead their normal, brain dead lives. In television and film a lot of female roles are sexualized even when it has nothing to do with the story that is being told. I wanted ZIRLS to be a commentary on whether or not women would still be captivating if their flesh was literally rotting away. I’m a huge fan of THE WALKING DEAD and as a comedy writer/performer (UCB, Groundlings) I loved discovering the humor of coming of age in an apocalyptic, flesh-eating, world.
I’ve had a pretty good 2015 so far. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work with Sean Astin and Alexa Pena Vega in the film “Do You Believe,”, I also worked with Rick Gomez, Jon Gunn, and John Mann as an actor and Associate Producer on the feature film “The Week,” winning awards at Sonoma Film Fest, Cayman Islands Film Fest, with upcoming screenings at the Austin Film Fest and Chicago Comedy Fest. This November, you can see me as a CatCo Editor in an upcoming episode of “Supergirl” on CBS. I am currently writing and performing in the NBC Universal Showcase.
Wow! Carly is certainly joining the ever growing bevy of honeys on “Supergirl” which of course is fronted by Melissa Benoist. With her links to the zombie genre, we may one day get to see her on iZombie too! According to IMDB, zombies and horror in general rule the cinematic medium in the era of 2010s so start falling for the vivacious Miss Carly Nykanen.
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