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Vera Farmiga on The Conjuring 3: “It Is More A Love Story Than It Is Horror To Me”

As seen in the previous two instalments, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It sees Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as the leading real-life duo Ed and Lorraine Warren.

However, in a media interaction, Vera opines that the film is more of a ‘love story’ than it is horror.

“I know what I find fascinating, and it’s that they are the personification of love,” said Farmiga. “It is a love story, for me.”

“It is more of a love story than it is a horror story to me, and that’s what makes it so unique and successful. That’s why I enjoy coming back.

“That message of love, and not only the Warrens’ [love] for each other, but for the work that they do and for the people that they help, that selflessness, that compassion, that embodiment of love, is really something holy and special. That makes it digestible and beautiful.”

Wilson also argued that the leading couple has “become the through-line” of all of the films.

“I always have to go back to the first film and those conversations that James and I had, early on, about the way that the structure of these films was gonna be built, following these different cases and these different families, but really centred around the Warrens and what we’re gonna go through,” he said.

“They become the throughline between all of these films. That’s something that sets us apart from other horror franchises. You’re following the good guys throughout it, instead of the villain.

“Those conversations that we had, early on, with the first one, we knew we’d get to the scare, but we also knew that we had to build the character and the relationships, whatever it was gonna be.”

The Conjuring – The Devil Made Me Do It is out in UK cinemas on May 28.

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