Making his theatrical debut, young actor Roman Christou costars in the new Warner Bros./New Line supernatural thriller “The Curse Of La Llorona,” the sixth installment of “The Conjuring” horror film series. In the latest incarnation of the “Weeping Woman,” La Llorona comes back to haunt and abduct young children. Seeing her as a vengeful wraith on screen is a bit hair-raising. Fortunately, for Roman, working on the film was a lot more fun than scary. In an exclusive interview, Roman gives a quick preview or his role and work on “The Curse Of La Llorona.”
What made you want to play the role of Chris and work on the film “The Curse of La Llorona”?
ROMAN: I was sent the audition and loved the scenes. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the callback. I was really excited to hear I got the part.
How would you describe who Chris is in the film?
ROMAN: He takes on that role of protecting his mom and his sister. Even though he’s very afraid, he tries not to express it.
What do you most admire about your character?
ROMAN: His strength.
What is it like working alongside such a talented ensemble on “The Curse of La Llorona”?
ROMAN: Everyone was nice and helpful. Raymond Cruz really helped me up my acting game by spending time with me. He’s amazing!
Was there a specific part of the storyline that you enjoyed being a part of in the film?
ROMAN: Honestly, it’s hard to pick just one, but I really enjoyed the car scene and Chris discovering “La Llorona” for the first time.
What has surprised you about working on the film?
ROMAN: Movie magic is amazing. I actually haven’t seen the film yet so I can’t wait to see how they put it together. Filming is not always in sequence, and it sometimes feels mechanical so it’s very different from what I expected.
Then what was the best part about the experience of working on “The Curse of La Llorona”?
ROMAN: The experience itself is something I will never forget. I learned so much about filming, the creative process and how to work with other actors.
What do you think viewers will really appreciate about the film?
ROMAN: Probably the jump scares. I also think the cinematography will be pretty awesome.
Do you have any other upcoming projects that you can share that fans should keep an eye out for?
ROMAN: I’m continuing to audition. I love acting and look forward to getting another role soon.
For those wanting to see how big the scares and thrills are in “The Curse of La Llorona,” the film will be released in theaters on April 19th.
“The Curse of La Llorona” trailer: