Exclusive Interview With Rising Starlet Denise Yuen


One of the must-see horror movies in 2015 is “Bite” and thanks to the vivacious Denise Yuen who has a leading role in the film, we’ve hooked. Odds on to be a cult classic, Denise and her fellow cast-mates are the highlight of “Bite”, infusing their characters with degrees of complexity, elevating the status of women in horror to one of significant quintessence. The seraphic Denise is thoroughly charming and offers purity to balance the vileness of the body horror flick which draws inspiration from “The Fly”. Already having a great run at numerous film festivals, the buzz is bound to descend on Canadian actress Denise who has magnified “Bite” into becoming a prominently compelling watch.

Here’s the interview with the lovely Denise as she gives juicy details about starring in “Bite” and what scares her the most:

1. Tell me more about your role in “Bite” and also what drew you to your role?

I played the role of Kirsten in Bite, who is one of Casey’s two best friends. To put it simply, Casey has a good best friend and a bad best friend. Kirsten is definitely the good one who is constantly concerned about Casey’s well-being and doesn’t sleep with her fiancee… like Jill does (spoiler alert)! I’d like to think that I’m a pretty terrific best friend in real life, so that part of it wasn’t hard to relate to. She also has an easy-going straightforwardness to her, which felt very me, and a wallop of integrity, which I was particularly drawn to.

2. Any upcoming projects that you can tell us?

Next up is a Corus Entertainment web series called All For One about the hijinks of a sorority on a college campus. I play Jeanne Treville– a sorority recruitment counselor with a particularly hard and uptight edge. She was super fun to play and really let me dive into some character-driven comedy.

3. Since there were some really creepy scenes in “Bite”, what is your biggest fear?

Oh, man… my biggest fear is definitely my Trypophobia. I’ve had it all my life and am pretty sure it’s genetic because my sister and aunt have it as well. It’s a fear of dots or punch holes, and it makes my skin crawl! There was actually a lot of imagery in Bite that triggered this phobia– with all the bug bites and blisters– so, that made for quite an uncomfortable viewing experience. If you’ve read anything about all the puking and the fainting at our premiere, you’d know that those Black Fawn Film boys really know what they’re doing!

4. Why do you think women are shining in the horror genre?

I think that audiences are finally ready, if not eager, to see strong and complex women in film. In the past and especially in horror, women have so often been portrayed as mere victims or sex-objects in the most one-dimensional ways. So, it really hits the horror zeitgeist to see this new wave of badass women who still have real vulnerabilities to them, and yet don’t need saving from men.

5. As an actress, what type of role would you like to “sink your teeth” into?

God, I feel like a kid in a candy store with this question! I tend to gravitate towards tougher, feistier roles with lots of hidden vulnerability. So… maybe a dominatrix with a bleeding heart? I don’t know. Give me anything layered and challenging that drags me far out of my comfort zone, please!

Don’t forget to check out her reel: https://vimeo.com/101980890

Hotties On Film, TV & DVD – 13 Jan 2015


1. Lauren Weedman in “Looking”


– If there’s one comedic star in our midst it has to be the always entertaining Lauren Weedman, the one-woman powerhouse in all things funny.
– One of her memorable appearances was on “Hung” as the slightly neurotic Horny Patty who engages in some acrobatic sex with well-endowed male escort Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane).
– In the gay-themed show “Looking”, she might dazzled as the only female character but Lauren steals every scene, proving she’s a name to be hailed with much recognition.

2. Heather Roop in “The Sacred”

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– Heather is probably going to be a big reason why I’m viewing Atlanta, Georgia as a delectable destination on account of how sexy she can be.
– From indie starlet to soap star thanks to her role as Jane McIntyre in “All My Children”, she keeps on blossoming with a starring role in the actioner “Awol 72” coming this January.
– Don’t forget to check her out in “The Sacred”, her breakout indie thriller which garnered her plenty of attention including that lesbian scene with Angel McCord.

3. Romi Dias in “The Mentalist”

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– With a smile you won’t soon forget, Romi is the epitome of geniality and she’s enchanted viewers over the years in the skin of tenacious female characters.
– She’s slated to guest-star on this week’s episode Little Yellow House from “The Mentalist” as US Attorney Julie Sandoval so expect some tough love heading Patrick Jane’s way.
– A much loved face on TV with stints on big hits such as “Scandal”, “The Bridge” and more, Romi continues to make waves. Check out her latest reel here: http://vimeo.com/90249944

4. Carrie Coon in “Gone Girl”


– Undoubtedly one of the jewels of cinema and television in 2014 through 2015, Carrie is a hitmaker having dazzled on “The Leftovers” as well as the remarkable “Gone Girl”.
– Rosamund Pike may be deserving of plaudits (and even for her Golden Globes dress which had its haters) yet Carrie’s sensitive performance as Margo Dunne is in itself an enchantment for viewers to savor.
– Can’t wait to see if she gets to appear in films with a vintage taste as she has the classic beauty to define a new golden era.

5. Katharine Isabelle in “88”


– Before the emergence of Nina Dobrev, star of “The Vampire Diaries, Katharine Isabelle made an art of being the ultimate tease, traversing between innocence and seduction.
– She goes toe-to-toe with baddie Christopher Lloyd in “88” and is the ultimate vixen throughout as an amnesiac woman seeking retribution.
– It may be a pipe dream but her fans all over the world must hope that one day she can be found on facebook which at the moment is missing Katherine, the Sex Symbol.