Corey Sevier

MARK

Corey Sevier
Q:

How did you get into acting?

When I was young, my parents put my brother and I both in modeling.  My acting career began at seven when I was cast to play the son of Angelica Houston and Sam Neill in an ABC mini-series called "Family Pictures". I immediately fell in love with the process, and have been fortunate enough to be acting ever since.

Q:

Who is Mark?

Mark is a young, undercover cop living in Detroit.  Although rough around the edges and living in a dangerous world, I believe Mark has found something genuine in his relationship with Janet (played by Julianne Michelle).  When Janet is found dead under mysterious circumstances, it doesn't add up for Mark... and he is obviously motivated both personally and professionally to figure out exactly what happened...

Q:

How did you approach the role?

Like any character I play, I tried to focus on the character's core.  In this particular story, understanding Mark's environment played a large role in my preparation.  Figuring out what it would be like to be a cop on the gritty streets of Detroit.  Living in that kind of world.  I tried to talk to real cops, etc.  And of course, there are the human elements.  What drives him?  What does he want?  What does he need?  And those elements came alive once we were able to flesh out the relationships between the different characters on set.

Q:

How does Michael differ from other directors you’ve worked with?

I think every director brings something different to the table, like every actor, etc. But working with Michael, I definitely felt his experience.  He knew what he wanted, but also allowed us the freedom to be passionate and spontaneous, which I really enjoy as an actor.

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What was it about the script that attracted you?

I liked the fact that all the characters in the story seemed flawed in some way.  Outside of all the exciting horror elements, I felt there was a grit... and a harsh sense of reality that struck me as being different, interesting and honest.

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What was your favorite scene to shoot?

There were many enjoyable scenes, but being a physical guy, I quite enjoyed the scene when the apartment's ghost decides to take her fury out on Mark. The physical elements involved, combined with the emotional, made for an exciting challenge...

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What are you doing next?

I just wrapped two very different films.  One is a modern war story called "Pride of Lions", where I play a US solider taken captive by the Taliban.  The other is a romantic Christmas comedy called "A Star For Christmas", where I play a young movie-star who falls in love with a small-town girl who has no idea who he is...