Keegan Connor Tracy Using Her Psych Education To Play The Worried Mother in Horror Film Z [Exclusive Interview]

Keegan Connor Tracy
Keegan Connor Tracy in Z

Keegan Connor Tracy got to use her social psychology degree into her career in acting. Her approach with characters in films or television is to psychoanalyze the characters she plays and the ones she interacts with. This method strengthens the roles she portrays on screen.

In Z, Tracy plays Elizabeth Parsons, a concerned mother with a son who befriended an imaginary friend. With this role, she used her knowledge on how to act with a child on and off-screen.

The film also stars Jett Klyne (The Boy, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Sean Rogerson (Grave Encounters, Underworld: Evolution), Sara Canning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, War for the Planet of the Apes), and Stephen McHattie (The Fountain, Watchmen).

Brandon Christensen (Still/Born) directed the film from the script written by him and Colin Minihan (Grave Encounters, Extraterrestrial).

Here’s the synopsis of the film:

In the film, when Beth’s (Tracy) son (Klyne) brings home an imaginary friend named “Z,” she becomes concerned that he is falling too deep into a world of make-believe. He starts to display extremely destructive behavior, blaming Z for all of his actions. But after he gets kicked out of school, Beth is forced to find a solution. She medicates her son, making him unable to see his imaginary companion. But now Beth sees Z…and he wants to be her friend.

ALSO READ: Brandon Christensen on Creating a Terrifying Imaginary Friend in Z [Exclusive Interview]

LRM Online exclusively interviewed Keegan Connor Tracy on Zoom late last month. She talked about her approach with this character and working with a child.

Tracy played a variety of roles in her acting career. She played the Blue Fairy to fans’ delight in ABC’s Once Upon a Time. In Bates Motel, she played a disturbing troubled teacher Blair Watson who wooed the young Norman Bates. In the fantasy worlds, she played a Professor of Magic in Syfy’s The Magicians and as Queen Belle in Disney’s musical Descendants films. Also, she appeared in action with Dead Rising: Endgame fighting zombies and appeared in the comedy-adventure A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lastly, she is no stranger to horror as she starred in White Noise and had a very memorable scene in Final Destination 2.

Z is available on VOD, Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-ray today.

Watch the exclusive interview below and let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, RLJE Films

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