While firearm wielding cheerleaders are interesting, Nikki’s real life alter-ego, actress and model Roxy Vandiver, is even more fascinating. A native Texan, Roxy proudly states that she can beat you at chess or movie trivia, and she loves to make art of all types. It’s not surprising to learn that she has fans of her photos around the world and, now that her film career is starting to take off, her fan base can only keep going up.
Between photo shoots, promoting SPIRIT CAMP at events like
Nic - Roxy, you're one of the stars of Kerry Beyer's film SPIRIT CAMP. Can you tell us a little about the film and your role in it?
Nic - SPIRIT CAMP is just the tip of the film iceberg for you. Can you tell us about some of the other projects we'll be seeing you in soon?
When you're working on a film, what do you find to be the
most challenging aspect of it for you as an actress?
get's her vampire self on for RENFIELD: THE UNDEAD
Roxy get's her vampire self on for RENFIELD: THE UNDEAD
Roxy - For me, the most challenging part of
being an actress is not necessarily the performance itself;
it's saying goodbye when the film (or my part in it) is
wrapped. I always find myself falling in love with the
entire group involved with the film. Film sets produce so
many little inside jokes and "remember the time..." stories
that it's always bittersweet when it ends. I've been known
to cry when I wrap a project.
Nic - That's quite a portfolio you've built up with Kerry. Are you working on any new projects with him?
Roxy - Thank You. Kerry and I work very well together. We know each others' strengths, even weaknesses. Sometimes I can just look at him and read his mind and I think he can probably do the same with me. Right now Kerry is so busy promoting and negotiating SPIRIT CAMP business that we haven't had a chance to even talk about new projects. But hopefully we'll team up again in the near future.
Roxy - I'm mostly an internet model and do
photo shoots to post on my website,
My email address is on the site and people often contact me
requesting autographed prints. I've sent prints all over the
Nic - Talking about your presence on the web, how do you think the web and other advancing technologies are changing the film and modeling industries?
Roxy - I think the internet is phenomenal for models. Especially models like me who have a more alternative look. I'm only 5'6" and I have tons of tattoos, which would hold me back from working as a mainstream fashion model. But the internet enables girls like me to make money and get our work out there.
Nic - I understand that you like the author Charlaine Harris. So what do you think of TRUE BLOOD on HBO, and if you could be a character from one of her books on the show, which one would you like to play?
Roxy - I love Charlaine Harris's Sookie
Stackhouse series. I just finished the latest one Dead in
the Family. I started watching the show TRUE BLOOD after I
was deep into the book series and I absolutely love it. If I
could have played a character, I would love to have been
Evan Rachel Wood's character Vampire Queen Sophie. Wood is
brilliant in the role, but I would love to have had a shot
at it. Some say she and I look alike.
Roxy - If you looked at my bookshelves you would find that I love books and devour literature like candy. You would know immediately what types of Vampires I favor because there's so many Anne Rice works. You'd see that I have a fascination with tattoos, sexual astrology, Edgar Allan Poe, medical reference materials, serial killers and huge volumes of random trivia.
Nic - You mentioned a fascination with tattoos. How many do you have and do you have a favorite one?
Roxy - I've been fascinated with tattoos from a very young age and always knew that I would get them when I was old enough. My collection has become a little bit larger than I originally planned, but the more I get, the more I want. Some say tattoos are addictive and I kind of agree with that. I have about 15 tattoos, many of which are tributes to favorite films of mine like LORD OF THE RINGS, BRAVEHEART, X-MEN and my newest addition, THE CROW.
Nic - Going back to your work in film, the horror industry has often been criticized for its portrayal of women. What are your thoughts about that, both for the roles you've had the chance to play and in general?
Roxy - I completely disagree with the mindset that horror films are sexist or anti-feminist in any way. I believe quite the opposite in fact. Blood and boobs aside, the true theme of most horror films is a woman starting out weak or frightened but then taking control of the situation, finding her inner strength and surviving by kicking some bad-guy ass! That was definitely what my character in SPIRIT CAMP did. She found herself in a terrible situation, re-living some very painful scenarios from her past and she fights back. I felt like an action hero!
Nic - Your work in film seems to have stuck mainly to the horror/thriller genre. Do you have any interest in breaking out of that or would you like to become a Scream Queen?
Roxy - I'm interested in working on all types features and taking on all types of roles. Horror is fun and if I do nothing but horror films, I will definitely not complain. To work as an actress at all is an honor.
Nic - Why do you think horror movies are so popular?
Roxy - I think horror movies are so popular because people love being scared, and you can do so much in a horror film. You can incorporate humor, action, drama and suspense. Horror films are the total package.
Nic - When you're not working in front of the camera as a model or an actress, what does Roxy Vandiver like to do for fun?
Roxy - When I'm not in front of the camera I like to dress like a rockstar and party all night with my friends, and then sleep for 14 hours straight. When I wake up, I'll probably play on Facebook, watch some TV and cuddle my two dogs, LeeLoo and Violet. They're both named after Milla Jovovich characters.