Carrie Preston was 'terrified' to star in the horror film 'They'.
Carrie Preston was terrified to play a villainous counselor at a gay conversion camp in the horror film "They/Them."
"I was scared," she told Page Six in a recent interview. "I thought, 'Oh my god, I can't say these things. These are terrible things to say.'
It's about the horrors of what this woman is going through. So the movie doesn't really work if you don't have that, so I'm very happy to invest in it.
The slasher film — which also stars Kevin Bacon as Preston's husband, Anna Chlumsky, and Theo Germain — follows a group of LGBTQIA+ teens in a conversion camp who must save themselves from a mysterious killer.
"I don't usually get to play the bad guy," the 55-year-old actress explained. “I usually play quirky characters or sweet characters, that kind of role.
She continued, "It uses the horror genre to shed light on the real-life horrors of gay conversion, which sadly still happens in terrifying numbers in this country".
Preston also plays Kevin Bacon's wife in "Space Oddity," directed by Kyra Sedgwick, Bacon's wife in real life.
"They don't," she said with a laugh. "Michael and I are really tight, we're totally in love. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick act like newlyweds. I think we're good."
Preston and Emerson have been married since 1998, while Bacon and Sedgwick have been going strong since 1988.