Barbie Wilde is beloved by the horror world for her role as a female cenobite in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser II. She also appeared in Death Wish III (Charles Bonson)and Grizzly II: The Predator (George Clooney, Charlie Sheen, and Laura Dern). Barbie has also contributed short stories to several anthologies. Her newest offering as an author is the dark crime fiction novel The Venus Complex.
As someone who was a shy and nervous kid, what advice would you offer to others inclined to that?
In my own case, I probably overcompensated a bit by becoming an actress, which doesn’t work for everyone — for obvious reasons! Also, I tried to confront my fears head on, like going skydiving twice — in the hope of overcoming my fear of heights and flying. It didn’t work, but at least I can say that I went skydiving.
I think the most important…
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