Bloody Disgusting) and had some rather eye-opening things to say.
"You kind of learn to self-sabotage with thing you don't want to get," she tells the magazine. "Sometimes you don't want to get something but you do a really good job and you get in anyway. That's kind of [what happened] with A Nightmare on Elm Street-I didn't even really want it. And then I went in [to audition] and I was like, [whispering] "F---. I definitely got that."
Look, I can understand being disappointed with the way A Nightmare on Elm Street turned out. We all were! It was a complete and utter travesty of a film, but this quote is startling in how completely ridiculous her apparent ego has gotten in such a short span of time. I'm sure her rise from glorified extra in Urban Legends: Bloody Mary to playing second fiddle in lame queer film Dare and then third fiddle in shafted Weinstein comedy Youth in Revolt to star of a a big budget remake of a horror classic was wonderful for her at the time, but if she was so desperate to not get the role in A Nightmare on Elm Street why take it? I'm sure there were plenty of other actresses at the time who would have loved to have been given the chance to resurrect one of the most famous "final girls" of all time.
Look, I admit to having a bit of a soft spot for when actors embrace their horror pasts and historic failures - Kevin Bacon's continued refusal to acknowledge Friday the 13th is disappointing to say the least - but it's one thing to not like the product and another thing altogether to say you'd rather be waiting tables at a restaurant instead of being given the opportunity to star in a major motion picture like the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Could she not have a bit of humility about the situation and acknowledge the film's failings, but admit it played a part in where she is today? And where she is today is as a Golden Globe-nominated actress who has gotten the chance to work with such cinematic masters as David Fincher, Terrence Malick and Katherine Bigelow. If she could turn back time and not take the role of Nancy in A Nightmare on Elm Street, but instead remain playing roles like "Megan" on a whopping two episodes of E.R., would she? Doubtful.
I wonder if the same people who criticised Katherine Heigl for giving similar jabs will take to David Fincher's big discovery with the same knives.