10 Things You Didn't Know About Maika Monroe

4. Her First Film Role Was In 2006's Bad Blood

Monroe claimed her first IMDB credit at the age of 13 with the 2006 release of low-rent horror film Bad Blood, starring Piper Laurie. Speaking of the experience, Monroe said, "I'd really no interest in before. I grew up dancing, and I had other plans at that age - I think I was 13 - about what I wanted to become, and it definitely wasn't acting. I remember watching movies with my dad, but I didn't think of it as a real career. So it wasn't until a production company contacted the dance company that I was with, and said, 'We need you background dancers for this horror movie.'" "And so I remember my mom driving me to LA and walking on set, and being in complete awe. I was like, 'This is the coolest thing ever,' watching how a movie was made. Since I was hanging out on set all the time, even when I didn't have to be there, the director got to know me and wrote me into the script. So that's how it all started. I guess it kind of fell into my lap, in a sense." Looking at her current career, it's incredible to think that it was basically happenstance, that had things gone a tad differently, she likely wouldn't have the major success she's enjoying at the moment, but on the other hand, she could just be kiteboarding for a living instead. Sadly getting a hold of Bad Blood is difficult enough that there's not a single picture of Monroe's supporting part online...until someone stumps up the cash and actually bothers to buy the DVD...
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Stay at home dad who spends as much time teaching his kids the merits of Martin Scorsese as possible (against the missus' wishes). General video game, TV and film nut. Occasional sports fan. Full time loon.