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Tuesday 19 November 2019

No supernatural fears for Wilson

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star in The Conjuring
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star in The Conjuring

Patrick Wilson has revealed that he doesn't get scared by supernatural encounters.

The Watchmen star, who portrays paranormal investigator Ed Warren in horror film The Conjuring, has had a few odd experiences, but is more intrigued by them than terrified.

"I've never done a seance or a ouija board. I have never had any sort of ghost experiences as a kid. A few things in the past few years, I guess - things moving around, hearing things, investigating them and getting no answers - but it doesn't really weird me out. I guess I just find it interesting," he said.

His co-star Vera Farmiga, who plays his wife and paranormal investigating partner Lorraine, added: "Everyone always asks about my experiences of it, but I never went there."

The Conjuring, which is directed by James Wan, is based on the true-life story of the Perron family, who experience increasingly disturbing events at their farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island in 1971.

"If there's any scepticism, we have to put it aside. There's always part scepticism, but for us, we have to come from their perspective. It doesn't matter what we believe. We're getting paid to portray these influential people and so all we can think about is playing the truth of the moment and buying into it," Vera said.

Patrick added: "You don't want to judge the guy you're playing. If he believes it, I believe it. Period. I would do that with any role."

Joey King, Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor also star in The Conjuring, which is released in UK cinemas on August 2.

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