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Inside 'Imaginary': Cast, Director, and Producer Interview with Chauncey the Bear

Step into the mesmerizing world of "Imaginary" as Shannon McGrew, the editor-in-chief of Creepy Kingdom, orchestrates a captivating rendezvous with the remarkable cast and crew. In this extensive interview, DeWanda Wise, Pyper Braun, Taegen Burns, director Jeff Wadlow, and producer Jason Blum offer a candid glimpse behind the scenes of the film's creation.

The conversation begins with the actors' experiences embodying their characters. DeWanda Wise shares her insights into portraying "Jessica," delving into the emotional nuances and challenges of her role. Pyper Braun and Taegen Burns offer their perspectives on playing "Alice" and "Taylor," respectively, discussing the dynamic relationships between their characters and the imaginary world they inhabit.

Director Jeff Wadlow sheds light on his creative vision for "Imaginary," emphasizing the balance between horror and comedy. He shares anecdotes about working with Chauncey the Bear, the lovable yet enigmatic presence that permeates the film. Wadlow delves into the technical aspects of incorporating practical effects, highlighting the collaborative effort that brought the imaginary world to life on screen.

Producer Jason Blum provides invaluable insights into the production process, discussing the challenges and triumphs of bringing the film to fruition. He reflects on the significance of "Imaginary" within the horror genre, noting its appeal to a diverse audience and its potential to serve as a gateway into the world of horror for newcomers.

Throughout the interview, the cast and crew discuss the collaborative nature of filmmaking and the sense of camaraderie that permeated the set. They share anecdotes from behind the scenes, from playful pranks involving Chauncey the Bear to moments of unexpected inspiration.

Edited by James H. Carter II, this comprehensive video offers fans an immersive journey into the world of "Imaginary." With its blend of horror, comedy, and heart, "Imaginary" promises to captivate audiences and ignite their imaginations. All footage from the film is provided by Lionsgate.

1 Comment

Jan Bergstrom
Jan Bergstrom
May 31

I just finished watching a great interview. I've been following Shannon McGrew on Twitter lately. Just last week she was talking about how to escape the matrix, so it seems like they might be working on a new Matrix movie. I'll have to keep an eye out for more details!

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