May 19, 2022 • Leave a Reply

Torn Hearts star Katey Sagal speaks with Screen Rant about the horror film’s core themes, as well as her sense of empathy for her character.

Blumhouse Television and EPIX’s Torn Hearts tells an unsettling tale of an aspiring country music duo who enter their idol’s mansion only to find horror. The illustrious singer known as Harper Dutch mentors and the young singers Jordan and Leigh, though turmoil grows between the pair as they sense that something isn’t right.

Golden Globe-winner Katey Sagal, who has had a long as illustrious career from Married With Children to Sons of Anarchy and Futurama, portrays Harper, while Abby Quinn and Alexxis Lemire play Jordan and Leigh. The film also stars Shiloh Fernandez and Joshua Leonard.

Screen Rant interviewed Sagal on Torn Hearts‘ character dynamics and her ability to empathize with Harper.

Screen Rant: When we meet Harper Dutch, she’s living alone in her mansion and initially reluctant to work with Jordan and Leigh. For you, what changes in her mind that compels her to let them into her home?
Katey Sagal: Well, she’s pretty twisted. They’re huge fans, so she loves the adoration. She’s been living by herself basically for many years. When she hears that they’re a duo — she comes from a famous duo — so, I think she’s compelled to see what they’re doing. She doesn’t have any ulterior motives for letting them in — until later. So, she initially lets them in because they have fangirled her enough.

What was it like getting to play such an ill-intentioned character?
Katey Sagal: It was so much fun. First of all, I’ve never done a horror movie — and it was Blumhouse, so horror kings. I read the script and I thought, “Oh, this would be so much fun. I have never done anything like this,” and southern accent, the whole thing. So, that was really fun and there is some music in it,  which is a main interest of mine, so that was great. I just loved it.

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