The instant Dimension landed on Piranha 3DD as the title for their ferocious fish sequel, we all knew precisely what kind of movie to expect -- and that's exactly what drew Katrina Bowden to the blood and joke-soaked sequel despite not being a huge fan of horror movies in her real life.
TheInsider.com caught up with her in anticipation of Piranha 3DD being unleashed on America and found out that while we can expect as much graphic violence and nudity this time around, very little of it will belong to her!
TheInsider.com: I thought the first movie was a blast -- how does Piranha 3DD stack up?
Katrina Bowden: I think it's even funnier and more ridiculous and over the top – that's definitely the appeal. It's not a serious movie by any stretch [laughs]. It's a throwback to old horror movies and there's a lot more comedy this time.
Insider: Who do you play?
Katrina: Shelby is a small town girl who is kind of shy and reserved, especially around boys. She doesn't have the best self-confidence, but she's just starting to like the idea of someone being into her. She's like a damsel in distress throughout the movie.
Insider: I hope your scream was up to par, then.
Katrina: It's pretty good, I'm not going to lie [laughs]. My character is different though – something different happens to her. I don't want to give it away, but she has a lot of very, very close encounters with the fish.
Insider: Did you say close or clothed encounters?
Katrina: Close [laughs].
Insider: What is your feeling regarding on-screen nudity?
Katrina: I don't have a problem with other people doing it, but I don't do nudity. I'm not for it for myself. Personally, I don't think it's necessary. With a movie like this, it adds to the effect – it's what they're going for and that's cool, but I don't think most movies need nudity. It's usually extra and doesn't have to be in there.
Insider: The first movie memorably separated Jerry O'Connell from his manhood. Is there a moment you think will particularly get audiences talking?
Katrina: Oh yes, there's another scene just like that actually. It actually involves my character and that's all I can say. I was there when we were shooting it but seeing it on screen, I had to look away. I don't like gore, it makes me cringe and there are so many times watching this movie I had to look away.
Insider: David Hasselhoff cameos as himself and you've seen lots of actors lampoon themselves on 30 Rock. Do you appreciate a self-deprecating celebrity?
Katrina: Definitely. I think we all need to be able to do that. Everyone needs to be able to make fun of themselves a little bit. If you take yourself too seriously, you won't have fun in life. I think it's important for people to be able to laugh at themselves.
Insider: NBC has announced that next season will be 30 Rock's last -- do you feel like the time is right?
Katrina: I do. It's been such a great ride and they owe it to themselves – and the fans – to really make it a final season no one will forget. I've been a fan of so many shows over the years that have left me hanging, or unsatisfied – but out writers are so talented, I'm not worried.
Insider: Not even that Cerie might marry Lutz?
Katrina: [laughs] That would be a kind of hilarious turn. I'm not against it.
Piranha 3DD is now playing
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- Katrina Bowden