Lezlie Deane – Actress in 976- Evil, Freddy’s Nightmares The Series, and Freddy’s Dead, also Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Roller Derby Athlete and now a current lead for rock band Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs
Lezlie Deane The Early Years.
What age Did you start watching Horror Movies and what was the first memories of a horror movie?
Dracula and Frankenstein As early as i can remember. My mom loved them, so we got to watch horror movies whenever they came on…on most occasions i didn’t sleep well that night!
You went from Dallas Cheerleader, to actress, to leading band member, how did that come about? Do you enjoy acting or is music your true passion?
When you grow up in Dallas Texas, as a young girl, you dream of being a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. I auditioned and made it….my mom and dad were in vegas at the time at a convention and they found out i made it before i got a chance to call them. My mom was sitting at a Black Jack table and look up at the television screen and there i was talking about how AMAZING it feels to be chosen as a DCC! I ended up getting cut after hitting the choreographer in the face…and yes, it was an accident! i moved to L.A. not long after that and landed an acting job with my first audition. I was very fortunate! My acting manager had put together a band and asked me if i wanted to join i said sure…the next thing i new, we were touring with NIN and MM and causing all kinds of uproar in London with the Westminster Council. They banned our show, which caused a press circus. It was kinda like the Sex Pistols in their day. That band was called FEM 2 FEM. From there (to make a very long story short), i moved back to Texas because my mother was dying of cancer….dropped everything and cared for her till she passed 6 months later…for 2 years after that i was DEVASTATED!! I found Roller Derby and ended up being a Captain and Coach for The Slaughterers. They were undefeated under my reign. Was also on the Travel Team as well. Our team needed a skate out song, so i wrote The Slaughter with people that i knew from Derby and from there Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs were born! Scary Cherry Bang Bang was my Roller Derby name! Music and Acting are both my passion. I have now started shooting and editing our music videos, shooting pictures ect as well with my friend Aurelia “Capt. Canada” Bang Bang. We started The Glue Factory Dallas.
Your first Horror movie role was 976-Evil, Directed by Robert Englund, later you were also in the Freddy’s Nightmares Series as Sue in the episode Cabin Fever, and then as Tracy in Freddy’s Dead, How did that happen?
I auditioned! I met with Robert for the final reading of 976 and did some improve with him. It was a BLAST! Robert also directed the the episode of Cabin Fever as well…I auditioned for that one as well. I think Robert knew if i didn’t get the role i would have a word or two with him…hahaha. For Freddy’s Dead, Robert didn’t even know I won the role until I showed up on set. It was like a family reunion. I love him and Nancy (his wife) both!
The whole cast was a BLAST to work with! We shot that movie pretty darn fast!
You’ve pretty much seemed to play the bad ass chick in movies – Is this your actual personality or did roles just put you into that?
I think it’s the core of my personality….
Were you ever wanting to be in another Nightmare on elm street film?
If they did another one!
At the time, How did it feel to be part of the killing of Freddy?
Have you always been a Nightmare on Elm Street fan before being on the series?
But of course!
How was your years while with Fem 2 Fem? How long did that last?
Fem 2 Fem was AWESOME!!! It lasted 4 years.
During your years with Fem 2 Fem you got to tour with Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails, how was that?
How do you think!! hahahha!! It was a BLAST!! i hung out mostly with Marilyn and Twiggy….Their manager kept begging me and Julie to come on stage with them and do our antics. After much arm twisting…hehehe…i went onstage how i would go onstage in that band (leave it to your imagination) and whipped the shit out of Marilyn and whilst he was singing he got his lip ring caught on my nipple!! I had a BLAST with him. Trent was very cool and i LOVE Danny and Robin. They actually started helping me demo songs, but then my mom got sick. My best friend in the whole wide world Lynn Pompey (who was in F2F) ended up marrying Danny from NIN
How was your time with Roller derby? Which you were very successful at, Do you miss it?
SCARY CHERRY CURRENT AND FUTURE
So your current project Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs, How did that come about?
I blame it on Roller Derby!! hahaha!!!
How is it going with them?
So many cool things are happening right now! We are getting ready to launch our tour and the release of our first LP GIRL! it will be released sept 24th. Just signed to Planetary Group and Mike Rosen Management!
You recently did a show with Megadeth, Black Label Society, HELLYEAH, Device and Newstead, How kick ass was that?
It was KICK ASS beyond ANYTHING!! there was only 1 bad thing..it was about 105 degrees, but well worth it!!
Do you have anything new happening?
There is always something to do!! working on 2 new songs that we will put out at the first of the year in either an album or ep. working on new video concepts, scheming up fun new ideas…seriously..IT NEVER STOPS!!!
Did you ever consider going back to acting?
if the opportunity arises, i will!
Who are your musical influences?
There are really too many to be named, but i will give you a few!! David Bowie, NIN, MM, Muse, Queen, Sweet, 10cc, Joan Jett, IGGY POP, ACDC, Coldplay, Alice Cooper…i’m telling you, i’m all over the map!
Who would you like to tour with?
I wish Betty Blowtorch was still around….IGGY POP for sure! The cool thing about SCABBS is we fit in too different genres. Alice cooper, Muse…we have played with The Misfits, Lords of Acid, The Genitorturers, Koffin Kats
When’s your next tour?
We kick off September 18th!!
Lezlie Deane and Random Goodies
How do you feel about the Paranormal? Ever had an experience?
I live in a house chock full of paranormal. With the death of both parents there were so many experiences. i BELIEVE!
If you had to choose one which would it be? Freddy, Jason, Michael, Leather face, Pinhead or Chucky?
There is only 1 answer….FREDDY!!
You got to meet one of our featured artists on www.horrorfanz.com Lee Howard, Creator of Quiet room bears, How was that?
I have not met him face to face, but when i do, i think i will TACKLE him!! I LOOOOVE him 2 DEATH! I’m such a HUGE fan of his, and i have a feeling he is about to explode like a SUPERNOVA real soon
I really want to thank Lezlie for doing this interview with us, I have been following Lezlie since her beginning so this was a great pleasure for me, If you have a chance to meet her she is a wonderful all around great person! Check out tour dates and go see Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs!
I am proud to announce that Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs are now one of Horrorfanz Featured Artists! You can find their page here.