NYP: In addition to starring alongside Adrianne in Women In Trouble you have a big role in the new Nightmare movie as Nancy's mother.
Connie: Yes, and you are going to be shocked to hear this: I'd never seen Elm Street before we started shooting. Isn't that funny?
NYP: Did you avoid seeing it because it would help you give a fresh take on the character?
Connie: That was my intention, but also because I'm a scaredy cat. I've known Rob Zombie for a long time and he's always been telling me, "Connie, you gotta make a horror movie!" But I was still too chicken. But when I heard Jackie Earle Haley was doing Freddy, I thought that this was the time. But in retrospect, now that I've seen a good part of the original, it made no difference because what we do in the new one is so substantially different.
NYP: I was interviewing Robert Englund the other day and he singled out your casting as one of his favorite elements of the reboot because you can elevate the classic role.
Connie: That was kind of my hope too. I'm not sure it we accomplished that though. The truth is, I don't think the role is as well represented in the movie as it could have been. My sense is that the focus won't be on my character as much as I previously thought, but we'll see.