By Conor Murray
Not many people at the age of 25 can say they have had a professional career in acting, singing and dancing.
For Caity Lotz, however, this is her reality.
Dancing from an early age, becoming a German singing sensation and starring in the hit MTV show “Death Valley”, Caity has achieved a lot in her young, but promising career.
Caity sat down with Scotcampus’ Conor Murray to discuss her new movie, ‘The Pact’, how she ended up in acting and whether or not she believes in things that go bump in the night.
Could you tell people a little about “The Pact” for people who may not know about the movie?
“The movie is about my character Annie who has to go home and she is kind of avoiding having to dealing with her past for a long time. Her family was crazy religious and her mother abused her and her sister, so it was a very rough childhood. After her mom passes away she has to go home and deal with stuff and things start to go very weird and her sister goes missing. She looks for her sister while someone or something lurks in her house which starts Annie’s journey through hell and back to find her sister and figure out what is going on.”
What drew you to the part of the Annie in The Pact?
“I really enjoyed her character and it’s something different than the things I have played before. Annie is sort of a fighter and I was attracted to her toughness. She has been through a lot in her past and she is really guarded and I always wanted to play these kinds of parts in my career. I have never been able to explore that in my previous parts.”
How was it working with unknown director Nicolas McCarthy? Do you think he rose to the occasion of directing his first feature film?
“Yeah! For sure, Nicolas killed it! He’s awesome, very talented. We collaborated a lot on things and he was very supportive and made sure that I gave the best performance possible.”
Were there any favourite scenes in the movie that you shot?
“Oh, that’s a good question! A question I haven’t been asked before! What’s my favourite scene… Yeah! There’s a scene with a Ouija board and that is probably one of my favourite scenes and then there is a scene at the end with the car about to leave the house and that was a nice scene. That was a lot of fun to shoot.”
In your television show “Death Valley” you are seen battling the likes of vampires, werewolves and zombies and now in The Pact you are seen facing the paranormal. Do you enjoy facing these frightful beings?
“Yeah! I mean it is all pretend obviously, but yeah it is fun. Death Valley is very cool to see, I mean it is cool to see because they look so real on set and it’s not something they do on post production. It is really fun to look at. The ghost stuff is a little bit harder as you have nothing to act off of as that is done later.”
Do you believe in the paranormal yourself? If so, do you have any ghost stories of your own?
“I don’t have ghost stories of my own, thank god! I would not want to be scared but I think it is interesting to hear other people’s ghost stories but not experience it myself. I’m not sure if there are some ghosts walking around that look like humans but maybe there are spirits that can be left behind or come into our realm. I think that there are a lot of physicists who agree that there are a lot of different realities and realms and I think maybe ghosts can come back and forth. I think some people are more in tune to their intuition than others, but I definitely think that there is something out there.”
Was it the plan to always become an actress or did you fall into it?
“I fell into it. I guess you could say that. I never thought I would be an actress, I never knew I even wanted to be an actress! I started with dance at the age of seven but I never danced to become professional, I just did it because I really enjoyed it. It slowly brought me into the acting world after a while because I thought dancing wasn’t the thing for me anymore, I didn’t want to do it professionally anymore. I was curious about acting classes because of the whole concept of what acting is and kind of living in the moment and experiencing so much out of life and eventually one thing led to another.”
Finally, is acting something you definitely want to continue to pursue or are there any other areas that you want to dive into?
“As of right now, I love acting and it is so fun and I have been so fortunate with it. I think the other curiosity I have at the moment that I am starting to get into is producing for television and creating shows. I could create stuff for me so I could act in and produce the shows. That would be fun!”
The Pact is released in the UK on June 8th