At New York Comic Con, we had a chance to speak with WWE star Kane, who will be reprising his role as Jacob Goodnight in See No Evil 2 (2014), from Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska.
BuzzFocus: Thank you, Kane for speaking with us. So, 7 years after the first See No Evil, how did it feel reprising the role of Jacob Goodnight? Did you feel comfortable with it and were there any challenges?
Kane: What we tried to do in this film is try to tell a bit more of the back story and we tried to give the character some depth. There are a couple of scenes that give Jacob some personality and explain why he does the stuff he does, so for me that’s sort of cool and fun to do. The rest of it is physical action and I’m used to that. What I find unique about this film is that there is a lot of action in it and fight scenes, which you don’t generally see in films of this genre.
Has filming officially ended on See No Evil 2?
Kane: Filming ended the day before yesterday — we wrapped and flew here from Vancouver.
What specific locations were you filming?
Kane: It was all filmed at Riverview Mental Hospital. They film a lot of stuff there — it’s haunted.
Oh yeah? What kind of stories do you have about that?
Kane: I didn’t see anything myself, but we hear all sorts of stories from the crew. Our equipment was ok, right, but other people talk about how their equipment would cut out and then people would be on set that weren’t, you know, “there.” Everybody had a story that they saw something, but I didn’t see anything weird.
That’s a good thing.
Kane: Yeah, I went down to the creepy tunnels of the set and I took some pictures to see if I would see any orbs or anything, but I didn’t. The whole cast went down there and we were running around.
Sounds like a blast. So being a WWE Superstar and actor, what were the biggest differences you noticed between working on a WWE production and filming a movie?
Kane: Filming is always different, because, in WWE, we’re out there in front of thousands of people and it’s a very interactive environment. Whereas in film, of course, you’re in a sound stage and it’s a much more sterile environment. When you see something on TV or on a movie screen you don’t realize how antiseptic the environment is and that’s why I have a great deal of respect for actors, because they can remove you from that. If you were to see a film set, you would just watch and be like “ugh, that’s not exciting at all,” right? But when you actually see it on screen and you make something out of it — that is why I have a lot of respect for actors, because they’re able to do that. They’re able to bring that emotion out of what are really just boring environments when you actually see all the cameras, hear “cut!”, doing things again and doing it ten-thousand times after that.
Absolutely. Last question to wrap things up, since you’re here at New York Comic Con, are you into comics and video games? If so, which are your favorites.
Kane: I used to be into comics big time, but not so much anymore. I was really happy when they made a Thor movie, because Thor is my favorite. As far as video games, like everyone else and because I’m on the road so much, I just play stuff on my phone now. I rediscovered Grand Theft Auto III, but the problem is it’s so time-consuming because you’re in your own little world.
Games like that can be a bit overwhelming sometimes.
Kane: Oh yes.