Hemlock Grove's Kaniehtiio Horn talks about Appearing Topless and Why She doesn't want to be on CSI on AfterBuzz TV

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Hemlock Grove's Kaniehtiio Horn joined in on AfterBuzz TV's Hemlock Grove aftershow discussion Tuesday night. In her interview, Horn talks about swallowing fake worms, going topless and why she doesn't want to be on a crime show.

Hemlock Grove's Kaniehtiio Horn joined in on AfterBuzz TV's Hemlock Grove aftershow discussion Tuesday night. In her interview, Horn talks about swallowing fake worms, going topless and why she doesn't want to be on a crime show.

Horn on what attracted her to Hemlock Grove:
“I think [Hemlock Grove] is kind of what every actor would love to do. I sort of always known that I don't really want to do for the rest of my life, which no offense, but there are some people who make an amazing living doing, not to sh*t talk CSI, but formulaic kind of shows. I don't know if I'm able to play a cop for the rest of my life. When I get auditions for playing a gypsy prostitute witch on this new platform like Netflix. It felt like I need to do this now.”

Horn on the Auditioning process:
“I did my first audition...all I got were two scenes. The first two scenes you see me in, those were the audition scenes that I had. You try to gather as much as you can from that. I looked up gypsies as much as I could. I'm already super into Goran Bregović... this composer from Serbia. I'm really into him. He plays awesome gypsy music...You have to make strong choices when you go in [to audition]. I made some choices. I worked on it a lot. I skyped with my [acting] coach one or two times. Then I found out I got a callback and my manager was like 'You should read the book before you go in there.' I actually had 10 days before the callback. The other girl who was in there, there were only 2 of us in the waiting room. The other girl was so incredibly different from me. She was a foot shorter than me, a lot darker complexion, and the way were were dressed was so different. I wore this red, off-the-shoulder shirt and a pair of jeans, and I took of my shoes. In front of Eli Roth, the writer, casting director, I walked in in my flip-flops and I was like 'Do you mind if I just take off my shoes?' and they were like “Okay, yeah sure, get comfortable.'”

Horn on Swallowing Fake Worms:
“I got a call during shooting and the [producers] were like, 'They need you to go in to test a worm.' My agent didn't really understand what was going on. They picked me up and drove me all the way to the studio, the studio with all the special effects guys. They had this jelly worm-thing that they really spent a lot of time making. They were like, 'We really want you to swallow this thing whole, like a pill' and I'm like 'I'm not allowed to chew this gigantic thing here?' and they're like, 'They really would like it if you just swallowed it whole.' I'm like, 'Okay, but does anybody know the Heimlich maneuver, because I don't think I can get this down.'...The special effects guys were holding their camera phones facing me. All 5 guys and the driver around me watching. I gagged the first time it went down and I had to spit it all into the garbage. I was like 'I'm sorry guys. I'm sorry- I can't do it. You really have to make it smaller.'”

Horn on Appearing Topless on Netflix:
“I'm from a reserve. A reservation. So I know everybody. Everybody knows me. I think being topless on a national television show I kind of don't really- [laughter] My friend's looking at me because she didn't finish the series and she's like “You go topless?” [laughter]- anyways- I think the topless thing because I have done it before and I really, really try to choose carefully if I do end up doing that on a production. I thought it was done tastefully on this. I'm happy with how it turned out. I don't really care, nationally. It's when I have my neighbor, or people in my town go “Heeey, I saw episode blah blah blah' and I'm like “Oh my god, yes, you did.” I think it's more when people I know who saw me that freaks me out from people I don't know.”

Horn on working with Mickey Rourke:
“[Working with Mickey Rourke] was pretty interesting. It was fun. He came in there and shot his stuff. He improvised a lot. So I was like 'Alright, alright, okay Mickey. I can keep up with you. I got this.'”

Horn on the Vibe of the Hemlock Grove Set:
“Even though Hemlock Grove was a serious, supernatural mystery, it was pretty fun on set. It was a light mood.”

Horn on if she thinks Hemlock Grove will open the doors for her career:
“I frickin' hope so. [Hemlock Grove] and Defiance are the first American things that I've had. I'm so lucky that they're true amazing characters...I'm not the lead or anything, but I hope I'm memorable.”

Horn on Being on SyFy's Defiance and Hemlock Grove:
“It was so crazy, lucky that Defiance and Hemlock Grove was shooting in Toronto at the same time. I got to be on both of them. I got two great characters on both of them. I was really really lucky.
I'm hoping both [Hemlock Grove & Defiance] get picked up for a second season.”

Links to Kaniehtiio Horn's full appearance can be found on YouTube and iTunes.
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hemlock-grove-afterbuzz-tv/id640419400?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHsCnZ8RaOE

AfterBuzz TV's Hemlock Grove aftershow, hosted by Marisa Serafini, Sean Overman, Tiona Hobson and JJ Jurgens, airs live Tuesdays at 7PM Pacific and is available for download the next day on iTunes and YouTube. The Hemlock Grove aftershow is a weekly wrap up show that broadcasts worldwide from Los Angeles, CA as part of Extra's Maria Menounos and filmmaker Keven Undergaro's online broadcast network, AfterBuzz TV. AfterBuzz is dedicated to producing daily post-game wrap-up shows for fans' favorite TV shows, covering shows like Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, Once Upon A Time, House of Cards and countless others. Currently, AfterBuzz TV receives over 20 million weekly downloads on iTunes from over 75 countries. For further information about the network, visit afterbuzztv.com

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