Wednesday, March 3, 2021

‘The Craft: Legacy’ Stars Lovie Simone & Gideon Adlon on Witchcraft and Womanhood

*“The Craft: Legacy” introduces a new coven of witches this Halloween season.

Blumhouse productions expands the world of the cult 1996 hit “The Craft” with a new foursome of aspiring teenage witches coming into their power.

Much like in the original, a new girl arrives in town – Lily (Cailee Spaeny, “Pacfic Rim”) – that’s spotted by three girls – Frankie (Gideon Adlon,) Tabby (Lovie Simone, “Greenleaf”) and Lourdes (Zoey Luna) – who recruit her to be the fourth in their coven of witches.

This continuation of the original has moments that will remind you of the O.G. and a surprising plot twist, but a key difference is this version focuses more on the sisterhood of connecting through magic. Until it takes a turn…

The production consulted with real-life witches who were on set during filming, in order to protect the actors from summoning the wrong spirits. Two of the film’s stars, Lovie Simone and Gideon Adlon, chatted with EURweb correspondent Jill Munroe about how their experience on set and how they grew together like an actual coven.

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Simone says that she was on her way to witchcraft all of her life.

Lovie Simone: I think witchcraft is more accountable and more personal. More you do the work.

Jill: Witchcraft within the Black community is something that has been shunned. What was your relationship like with magic before this film, and has it changed after being in it?

Lovie: I was definitely on my way to witchcraft. My whole life I think. Just with my views on Christianity, I knew that just couldn’t be it. Being a Black Baptist growing up, I was strict with everything. It was so restricting to my life and growth, I said ok, there has to be some other way. So I started looking for other reasons and why. And then I started falling in love with crystals and making teas. So I think, it just gives it a balance. You can have the father and the mother in the home.

Simone has several projects on the horizon including STARZPower Boook III: Raising Kanan.

Sharing similar vibes, Simone’s co-star Gideon Adlon said magic has been in her life since the age of 6 when she went to visit her first psychic. Adlon said  being on set was life changing.

“I was going through a very transitional period in my life when I went to Toronto to book this. And just learning about magic and working with real witches, and honing in that female power. Of being a woman… it was just a nourishing experience, and I’ll forever be thankful.”  

Written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, the film also stars Nicholas Galitzine, Michelle Monaghan and David Duchovny. “The Craft: Legacy” is available on demand from October 28 om Amazon Prime.

 

 

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