Exclusive Interview with Jesse Hutch for ‘Joy Ride 3’

– by Gig Patta

Don’t mess with truck drivers. Didn’t we learn that lesson from Rusty Nail the first time around?

So the crazy killer truck driver is back in the next installment in “Joy Ride 3.”

In the third film, a group of street racers took a short cut through a lone highway to only encounter and piss off Rusty Nail.

Latino-Review had an exclusive interview with Jesse Hutch, one of the young racers being hunted down by Rusty Nail in the film.

Through e-mail correspondence, Hutch discussed about the production, reuniting with Ken Kirzinger since “Freddy Vs. Jason” and hoping to star in a J.J. Abrams movie one day.

“Joy Ride 3” is out on Blu-ray and DVD today.

Read the interview below.

Latino-Review: What attracted you to "Joy Ride 3?”

Jesse Hutch: A number of details attracted me to this film: First of all, the lead role of Jordan Wells really appealed to me. He's a leader, but he's not perfect. He keeps his cool but allows a righteous anger to explode when Rusty starts messing with his friends. Another reason: was the 1st Joy Ride film was awesome. Paul Walker did a great job and my role in the third film is kind of like Paul's role in the first. And let's be honest! J.J. Abrams created the fist film and I'm hoping he watches the third one and gives me a call to be in the new Star Wars! [Laughter] But seriously, I'd really like to work with Abrams one day. 

Latino-Review: Why do you think that Rusty Nail is such a great villain?

Jesse Hutch: Rusty Nail is a great villain for a number of reasons: He's a truck driver! He's unnoticed and unassuming until he starts messing you up. He's not some super human sci-fi chemical injected mutation or alien. He's just a guy, and yet he comes across to be very strong. And in some crazy way he actually has moral value and manners, they're not always expressed appropriately but he does lay down some truth. Another cool fact is In our 3rd film Rusty is played by Ken Kirzinger. Ken played Vorhees in “Freddy Vs. Jason.” And in that film he killed my character Trey by snapping me in half backwards in a bed. Joy Ride 3 was a reunion for us, and him and I had a great time working together again. 

Latino-Review: Did you get to drive the race car in the film and take it as fast as you can?

Jesse Hutch: Yes. I did get to drive the Subaru WRX and I was able to drive pretty fast at times. We had a 3 mile section of highway blocked off. Sometimes over the radio the director, Declan, would say, "Ok, we're gonna do another take but you need to drive faster" and I'd be like 'heck yeah!" We also had a Russian Arm with us filming on the highway. That is one sweet piece of equipment and I hope to use one in one of my own films one day.

Latino-Review: Did you watch any of the live special effects on the set? Basically, did you watch Declan O'Brien work his gory magic?

Jesse Hutch: I was on set for some of the death scenes. I think it's really cool that all the deaths are somehow related to Rusty’s truck, which by the way, is a character of its own. I was also on set when we blew up some cars! It was a Massive fire ball of blinding goodness. 

Latino-Review: What is the most difficult thing you had to do during production?

Jesse Hutch: Not lose my voice. There was lots of screaming and freaking out. I lost my voice for 3 days during the shoot. Thankfully it was a Friday and I had the weekend off. We also did a long stretch of night shoots so those can become hard, but first world problems right! I enjoy my career and I will film night or day. Bring it on. 

Latino-Review: Do you have any future projects you can discuss?

Jesse Hutch: Yes. I have a comedic role in a film called "My Boyfriends’ Dogs" which will be coming out in a couple of months. And I'm currently a recurring role on a TV series called "Cedar Cove.” I'm playing a recently retired Navy Seal who has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It's a great role. The series will begin airing in the USA on July 19th on the Hallmark Channel. My team and I are also in the works on writing a script for a producer who wants me to direct it. It will be a work in progress for a while, but I'm excited about it. We already have some world renowned crew attached. 

“Joy Ride 3” is out on Blu-ray and DVD today.

Source: Latino-Review

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