Robert Englund recently chatted with Shock Till You Drop. Here is what he had to say about the Elm Street remake.
When asked, Have you had a chance to meet Jackie Earle Haley and figuratively pass Freddy's bladed glove?
"We were supposed to have dinner together and I was going to give him a list of all my favorite film festivals for him to go to in Europe. ‘Robert's Top Five': my favorite little resorts from the southern coast of Spain and stuff. I'm hoping to get him that list anyway, because after wearing the makeup and after doing publicity for the movie it's kind of fun to go over there and have a little bit of distance from the United States, and the hospitality is very wonderful over there. They come at the project with a little bit of a different angle and it's a little bit refreshing. You don't feel like you're repeating yourself quite as much, so I want to give him my Robert Englund's Top Five list of film festivals to go to."
Are you excited to see the new Nightmare on Elm Street?
"I'm really curious. I'm a big fan of talented actors and there's some real talented actors in this project. Clancy Brown, Connie Britton from Friday Night Lights. Especially a young actor that I love from The Sarah Conner Chronicles which was recently cancelled, Thomas Dekker – I think he's playing the Johnny Depp role, and Jackie. I've been a fan of Jackie's since the early '80s. He did a wonderful film called Breaking Away. In fact, I think if you go back and really watch that movie Jackie's probably the actor who invented the sort of slacker character even before Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and even before Kevin Smith's Clerks. He kind of coined that character and I don't think that he ever got enough credit for that."
You can read the entire interview here, where Englund also talks about V and his web series Fear Clinic.