PS: What's your favorite line from your character in the film?
EF: I think my favorite line is right in the beginning when I'm giving Melody the wine opener with the corkscrew chainsaw. I say to her, "Oh, here it is to open all the Champagne you're going to pop later." And it's funny because you so don't open Champagne with a corkscrew.
SY: I actually know this because it wasn't written this way in the script. I was like, "Can I say this instead?" . . . When we're at the gas station and Richter drives in, we have our first confrontation, and my back is to him. The line was supposed to be something like, "Who needs to carry around a gun or whatever in public." And I improvised, 'cause I thought it was funnier, and I said, "Who has such a small d*ck they need to walk around in public with a gun?" And they used it! So that was my little Easter egg for myself.
PS: Did you have a playlist you listened to on set?
SY: I always make playlists based on what I'm working on at the time . . . I love Julia Jacklin. I think she's like one of the best singers of all time. She has this beautiful Australian voice. I would listen to her songs before more emotional scenes because I think they're just heartbreaking. But I remember we were outside at a restaurant one night and they played "Texas Sun" [by Leon Bridges and Khruangbin]. And I remember I was like, "Guys, you guys!" because we were in Bulgaria and heard that. That was so exciting. Anytime I hear that song, I'm like, "Guys! Remember?"
PS: How did you feel when you read about that major character death?
SY: It's funny, because I remember when I had auditioned and I talked to the directors at the time, and they were like, "You're going to be a final girl." I was like, "Whoa, I'm going to live?" I don't know if they did that to throw me off, so when I read it, I just didn't think I was going to die . . . You're reading it and you're like, "Oh, I live." And then suddenly it's literally the last maybe three lines. And I was like, "Wait, what?" And I kept rereading it over and over. Honestly, that's my favorite part of the whole movie. It's shocking.
EF: I wish I could share how it was written in the script because the script is like wrapping up and you get to page 109 of 110 and you're like, "OK, so it's done. It's cool. Awesome. That was a lot, but it's done." And then, I think on page 110, it's just like, "He pulls her out of the car and rips off her head and then holds it and does a dance. The end. Smiley face." It was a little much, but it had to happen. It's the staple of the series.