Cooper Koch, Darwin del Fabro, Monique Kim, Anna Lore talk about them


ComingSoon spoke to They they features Cooper Koch, Darwin del Fabro, Monique Kim and Anna Lore about Peacock’s next slasher in a conversion camp. The film is now available on the streamer.

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“Kevin Bacon plays Owen Whistler in this slasher horror film set in an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp,” the synopsis reads. “Multiple queer and trans campers join Whistler for a week of programming designed to ‘help them find a new sense of freedom.’ As camp methods become increasingly psychologically destabilizing, campers must work together to When a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous.





Tyler Treese: Cooper, there’s a great scene in the movie where you all sing “Effing Perfect” by p!nk, and it looks like you had the most fun singing that. Is it even playing then, or are you just having fun doing karaoke?

Cooper Koch: No, it was so much fun. It’s really also the turning point for Stu, that’s when Stu realizes it.

Darwin, there’s a montage of all the camp attendees doing camp activities: tug of war and playing games like that. What were the highlights of these activities for you?

Darwin del Fabro: I think having everyone together, just having fun and breathing. This is Georgia, like nature, and [to] to be around that… I’m from New York so I don’t have that every day. So it’s just having a little fun, and putting myself in this summer camp that I never had in Brazil.

Monique, you and Anna share fantastic scenes throughout. How did you work on your chemistry and how did you develop it?

Monica Kim: In fact, we can’t stand each other. There’s a lot of acting.

Anna Lore: I think there was nothing to work on, on the chemistry side. We just end up as actors. We understand each other as artists. We’re both very respectful and we were both so excited to play these characters and tell Kim and Veronica’s story. I don’t want to speak for both of us, but it was easy. It was one of the easiest jobs ever.

Monica Kim: Yeah, as soon as I met Anna, I trusted her right away. As an actor, it’s just liberating. So I just had to react to what she gave me, and honestly, she did all the heavy lifting. I just had to do facial expressions. so, and that equates to chemistry, to answer your question.

Anna Lore: I wanted to add that when we sing “Effing Perfect” it was the last day that all six of us were campers together. It was the last day we were all there on the same day so it was really emotional and special in that way too.

Cooper Koch: It was also the first thing we repeated, [it] was the first thing we did. Our first rehearsal was to do “Effing Perfect”.

It must have been a pinch moment for you that you were in a horror movie with Kevin Bacon. I’m sure the cool factor hasn’t faded. What was your big lesson from working with such a legend?

Anna Lore: It’s a masterclass in gaming, watch it. I was so obsessed with watching him right before a take to see him go from Kevin to Owen Whistler. To see him transform from this nice, cool guy – he’s so warm. He’s really generous with his time and energy for us — And then seeing him take on this character that couldn’t be more different from him as a person… I couldn’t take my eyes off it.

Cooper, you talked about Stu starting to embrace who he is as the movie progresses. What stood out to you the most in your character’s journey?

Cooper Koch: I only think about this. When I was growing up, when I was in high school and my freshman year of college, I really didn’t want to be who I was either. So I think that’s how I connected to him the most. I myself experienced this journey. So it was nice to be able to do it again through someone else. It’s very cathartic, but also very soothing and beautiful. I had a great group of fags around me.

Darwin, I love the twist we get in this movie with your character. What excited you about Gabriel and showing different sides of him?

Darwin del Fabro: Ah, that’s a good question. I think the excitement is right…Gabriel begins the journey of this film. He is so fragile and delicate and people judge him by his looks. We’ve discovered through the journey of the film that it’s very powerful, and it’s good to know that you can be powerful by celebrating who you are.

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