''Gangster Squad'' star on why ''The Jerk,'' ''Beetlejuice,'' ''City Lights,'' and more have a special place in her heart
THE MOVIE CHARACTER I WANTED TO BE
Lydia in Beetlejuice. Because she's awesome. She gets to go into the underworld. I liked spooky things. Whenever we would go on vacations, I would want to go see weird things. When we went to San Francisco as a family, I made them take me to the house that Charles Manson lived in. I blame my mom for part of it. When I was 10, she went on this whole genealogy search and took us to the East Coast, and we went on a weeklong vacation where we went gravestone rubbing. I love all things spooky. [Does a comically serious voice] I'm a Scorpio, you know.
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