Talitha Bateman Says 'Annabelle: Creation' Isn't Your Typical Horror Film: 'Girls Carry This Movie'

Talitha Bateman all the time had one thing to shout about.

“I grew up with six brothers, so I perfected my scream then,” says Bateman, the second-youngest of 9 youngsters. “I’d yell, ‘Mother, the boys are selecting on me!’”

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Her lungs have been put to the take a look at within the horror flick Annabelle: Creation. “I screamed a lot that my voice actually harm,” provides the actress, whose polio-stricken character Janice is haunted by a demonic doll. “I all the time had lemon and tea on set.”

The 15-year-old provides Us a fright.

Us Weekly: How does this film differ from different horror flicks?

Talitha Bateman: It’s principally feminine, which you don’t see quite a bit in horror films. It’s a few ladies’ orphanage and there are solely two male characters. It’s actually cool as a result of the ladies carry this movie.

Us: Do you relate to Janice in any respect?

TB: Janice is susceptible. She sees the women working round and she will be able to’t. However she doesn’t need sympathy, she needs to shove everybody out. I don’t need individuals to see me harm, both. However I’m harder than Janice.

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Us: How did you grasp her limp?

TB: Effectively, I didn’t need to go to set and wing it. So two weeks earlier than, I began limping round my home or the grocery retailer with a cane. My leg acquired fairly sore! Now, one might be bigger than the opposite as a result of I used to be lugging it round.

Us: After filming, have been you extra cautious of dolls?

TB: I don’t consider in that supernatural stuff. However dolls have a creepy smugness to them. They’re angelic trying, which freaks me out. The primary time I noticed the Annabelle doll was at a desk learn and he or she had her personal script. I used to be cracking up.

Us: Are you a scary film junkie?

TB: I’m! I watched The Shining after I was 5 or 6, and I’ve been hooked ever since. The Sixth Sense is certainly one of my favourite films of all time.

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Us: Okay, be trustworthy: While you’re watching, are you the one who covers their eyes?

TB: It relies upon! Generally I’ll. However with a few of them I’m like, ”Are you severe? What are you doing?”

Annabelle: Creation hits theaters Friday, August 11. 

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