You might recognize Carlease Burke from a number of TV shows like, Crowded, Ballers, Switched at Birth, The Middle or films like, Jumanji, The Back-Up Plan or PROM, but its her new project that is starting to create more waves for Carlease, Child’s Play Remake.
Carlease discusses her new movie, Child's Play (the remake), her long career and what it's like working with Mark Hamill and other prominent actors and directors. Eraldo and Daryn made a new friend til the end ;)
In honor for Gruemonkey’s Black Horror Month. To give thanks to the amazing black actors who have appeared in horror films or tv shows. We have a very special guest today. Her name is Carlease Burke.
Carlease Burke rented John Travolta “The Cadillac of Mini Vans” in the film Get Shorty, and that would land her numerous job offers: In Her Shoes (2005) opposite Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, directed by ‘Curtis Hanson’; and The Terminal (2004) with Tom Hanks, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Carlease Burke sat down to talk with me about her latest role, as Doreen in the upcoming Lars Klevberg-directed remake of Child’s Play.
Set to premiere on June 21, 2019, and stars Aubrey Plaza in the role of a mother who gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll for his birthday, unaware of its sinister nature. Mark Hamill will be voicing Chucky.
Any information we can get about the new Child’s Play movie, we jump at it. Therefore, we rushed at the opportunity to speak with the lovely Carlease Burke, who reveals how seeing the lifeless doll turned into the creepy character following her around on set. Also, she talks about becoming an addition to the production after it had already begun, and how that left her tempted to join the intense pranking culture that existed.