Quote: "I was excited because it was a terrific opportunity. No question, that's why I took it: the size of the part, the prominence of the film, and that it was produced by Paramount. I did have concerns, because I didn't know what effect these movies had on the people who watch them. I really did. And I still do - I don't know, overall, what the net effect is.|
But Tom McLoughlin's a smart guy. He's a deep guy. I don't mean to put down Friday the 13th, but he's capable of other stuff. I understood this was an opportunity for him to get somewhere. I can't speak for anyone else, and I can't say I wouldn't have done the film if he hadn't been involved, but it definitely helped alleviate my fears. - p. 151
I started on stage, and when I came out to L.A. in 1982 or '83 I started doing television and more stage work. I did a great lead in a short movie but I hadn't done much in feature film when I auditioned for Tom. And as it turned out, Jennifer Cooke had been an acting student of mine. So we had a chance to go off and do material before we went in, and I felt very focused and very confident and very committed. And I remember they asked her, 'Which actor do you want to work with?' Jennifer said, 'David.' And they said, 'Well, that's our choice, too.' So it worked out. It was nice to know that I knew her and that she respected me and so there wasn't the issue that I was too young to be her dad." - pg. 156, Crystal Lake Memories
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