Frances O’con­nor

Peggy Hodg­son in The Con­jur­ing 2

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews - Rosie Fletcher

How did you ap­proach play­ing a real-life char­ac­ter?

The Peggy in the script is quite dif­fer­ent from the real Peggy. When you hear her in in­ter­views, she’s very level-headed and seems like she was never scared, so that didn’t serve the story well!

What scares you?

The dark! Some­times I’ll be in the shower and my son will turn the lights off as a joke – I hate that!

Ever had a su­per­nat­u­ral ex­pe­ri­ence?

I did this road trip with my hus­band once, and we stopped at Ox­ford, Mis­sis­sippi. There was just one dodgy ho­tel, so we stayed there. When I walked into the room I got a hor­ri­ble feel­ing. We went to sleep and I dreamed there was this guy in a Con­fed­er­ate uni­form. He was read­ing my tarot cards and was all smi­ley, and I got the worst feel­ing… I woke up and I could feel my hus­band be­hind me, but I opened my eyes and he was on the op­po­site side of the bed. I woke my hus­band and said, “There’s some­one in the bed!’’ So we turned the lights on and there was noth­ing. Next morn­ing we went for a walk and a plaque out­side said it was built on the site of a Civil War bat­tle…

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