Candice heeft een interview gehad met thenerdsofcolor.org over haar nieuwe film ‘Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story’ die vanavond in premiere gaat op de Amerikaanse zender Lifetime.
Candice King takes on the role of Melanie McGuire in Lifetime’s Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story. This interview will discuss details from the film, which premiered tonight.
Based on a shocking true story, Melanie McGuire (Candice King) was an exceptional fertility nurse, married to her ex-Navy husband Bill (Michael Roark) and doting mother of two boys. When she falls for Brad (Jackson Hurst), a doctor at her clinic, and gets entangled in a steamy love affair, Melanie does the unthinkable. After drugging and murdering Bill, she dismembers him and places the body parts into three suitcases, throwing them into Chesapeake Bay. But when the suitcases are found on the shores of Virginia Beach, an investigation is launched leading to Melanie as the prime suspect. Led by the efforts of assistant attorney general Patti Prezioso (Wendie Malick), authorities eventually bring Melanie to justice, who despite being convicted, continues to maintain her innocence.
I had a chance to speak with the actress about how she approached the role, researching the story, her fans, and much more. Keep reading for my full interview!
Huge congrats on the film, I am so excited to speak with you about it. You were amazing. Was your approach different when it came to bringing this true story to life on screen rather than material that is completely fiction?
It was so different and first of all, thank you for your very kind words. I’m glad that you enjoyed the film. Oh my gosh, I could not get enough of this story. I mean, first and foremost, of course, I think it’s important to acknowledge that the root of this story is that somebody lost their life. There is a tragedy. There are sons that lost their father, there is a mother who lost the father of their children. Regardless of what side you fall on, on innocence or guilt, there are parents that lost their son and it is a very sad story. That is a terrible way for anyone to be murdered and killed. It’s tragic.