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Maika Monroe talks empowering women in new horror film

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Rising Hollywood star Maika Monroe talks about how empowering her role in horror movie 'The Guest' is. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Up and coming Hollywood star Maika Monroe was in London on Thursday (August 21) for the opening of her new horror movie 'The Guest' at the FrightFest festival in London and she spoke out about how Hollywood should have more empowering roles for women. She performs opposite former 'Downton Abbey' star Dan Stevens in the film where an ex-marine arrives on the doorstep of his former comrade's family claiming to be a friend of their son who was killed in the war in Afghanistan. He wins some affection at first by performing good deeds, but a host of mysterious events leads the dead soldier's sister, Anna Peterson (Maika Monroe), to question whether Collins is lying about his true identity. "It's very cool to find those roles where there's powerful, strong women that you don't necessarily see often. I think Adam and Simon are very good at that, especially their prior film, 'You're Next', you know, they had a very badass chick as their lead, so it, it's a very fun role to play," said Monroe. FrightFest will run until Monday August 25 and end with Laurence Fishburne's latest flick 'The Signal'.

Maika Monroe talks empowering women in new horror film

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