Disney's Skai Jackson: I Really, Really’ve Been Wanting To Do A Horror Film
"Horror films are my favourite films. [...] I love scary movies." Skai says.
30 September 2019 by Fonticha Tran
Skai Jackson at the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" World Premiere, El Capitan, Hollywood, CA 12-14-15 — Photo by s_bukley
Disney's Jessie star, Skai Jackson reveals to fans that she wants to star in a horror movie.
As fans will already know, Skai's previous roles were in Disney Channel's Jessie, and Bunk'd, which were definitely in the comedy genre. So it makes sense that Skai wants to branch out.
But she has her eyes set on a particular genre. Horror to be exact. In a YouTube video, Skai reveals:
I “I think comedy’s fun, but I want to do other things. I want to be versatile and show people I can do multiple things,”
I "I really really’ve been wanting to a horror film. Horror films are my favourite films. [...] I love scary movies."
I "I think comedy is good, too. But I want to step outside the box [...] I want to do more dramatic stuff. More serious.”
It turns out that Skai is actually a huge horror movie fan. Even when she was young, Disney movies just weren’t for her. Nope. In fact, Skai had turned her attention elsewhere.
...To classic horror movies, that is.
I “You could not get me to watch any Disney movies when I was little. Like Cinderella, none of that. I was like no.”
I “The Nightmare In Ocean. Texas Chainsaw was my favourite. I know all [the old classics]. I used to watch them all when I was younger.”
And she’s not kidding. In fact, she even had a Chucky doll when she was younger. Remember Chucky? The freaky doll that was possessed by a serial killer that goes on to murder countless victims?
Yep. That Chucky.
Skai reveals to fans that when she was little, she cried her eyes out until her mother bought her a Chucky and Tiffany (Chucky's bride) doll.
There was a condition, though. Her mother made it clear that they would be “inside dolls”. It looks like her mother didn’t exactly want her carrying such creepy dolls outside the house.
Which we totally get.
I “And my mom was like you know what? Fine. But you can’t bring it outside the house. Like, that’s an 'in house' thing.”
Hilariously enough, though, Skai managed to smuggle it out of the house one day. And where did she take it?
To a callback for a modelling gig! Naturally, everyone couldn't help but stare at it, and her mother.
I “One day I was going to an audition [...] for a callback for a modelling gig, and my little self [...] grabbed the Chucky and Tiffany doll.
I "My mom did not realise everyone was looking at my mom [like she was] crazy on the train.”
If you're wondering why Skai wasn't scared of horror movies at such a young age, well it was because she somehow knew that everything was fake and that everyone was in fact, safe.
Skai's book, Reach for the Skai: How to Inspire, Empower, and Clapback can now be pre-ordered for its release on October 1.
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
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