Actress/filmmaker Jennifer Blanc-Biehn is starting off 2015 with a bang, taking on a meaty role in Dimension Films’ action-horror film Everly, starring Salma Hayek and directed by horror filmmaker Joe Lynch. Everly is available on iTunes and VOD January 23rd, with a theater release February 27th.
Blanc plays Dena, a prostitute that corners Hayek in her apartment for a showdown in the holiday-themed killing spree adventure that brings out Blanc-Biehn’s inner Ninja, who did her own stunts in the film.
“Playing Dena was fun because I got to bring all that anger to the surface and really let go,” said Blanc. “She’s a fierce, woman and I enjoyed the opportunity to get to play her and work with Joe Lynch, Salma and so many involved.”
The gore-fest, which screened in September at Austin’s Fantastic Fest, takes place entirely on the floor of an apartment building, as Hayek – the target of a very lucrative mob hit – takes down assassins left and right without ever leaving home.
Blanc-Biehn and her husband, actor/filmmaker Michael Biehn, are known for their many different projects as actors and recently getting attention for horror and action films through their company Blanc-Biehn Productions, so Blanc-Biehn understands the delicate technical intricacies within action films, especially with female performers.
“It’s wonderful to see more women getting empowering, kick-ass roles, and Joe knows how to make us look good,” said Blanc-Biehn of filmmaker Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Knights of Badassdom). “He brings out that primal energy in your performance, with a gorgeous visual style.”