“Buy It Now” Interview
Chelsea Logan really acquits herself well in the second part of the film. Do you have any concerns that (A) she might not be taken seriously as an actress by reenacting her own documentary footage of the first half or (B) that questions of either halves authenticity will relegate her to the Heather Donahue section of casting lists?
ANTONIO: (A) I think she’ll be taken seriously as an actress. The point of the narrative is to prove that she can act, and once you see that and see that what she was doing was acting, I think it’s pretty impressive. (B) Heather Donahue is a great reference. I think that what happened there was more of a result of the film and her image being hyped, overplayed, and then panning out as a freak cultural phenomenon. Plus, all the people in that film got kind of irritating after a while – whether they were acting or not. But I can’t comment on her talent since I’ve never seen anything else she’s been in except Blair Witch. But I think if Chelsea gets out there and works hard, she’ll get seen.