Madsen Scared Producer Out Of Haunted Hotel
SIDEWAYS star VIRGINIA MADSEN fears she's responsible for scaring a producer out of a luxury hotel room - after imploring the spirits haunting her suite to leave her alone and bug her neighbour instead.
Madsen and the cast and crew of The Haunting In Connecticut stayed at the creepy Fort Garry hotel in Winnipeg, Canada while they were shooting the horror film, and the actress didn't want to take any chances of coming face to face with a spook.
So she had a heartfelt chat with the spirits upon arrival at the old place.
She explains, "When I first walked into my room I set my bags down and I had a little chat with the hotel room ghost and I said, 'Now listen, I've got a lot of work to do. I need my sleep. I am the mother of this movie. I'm not saying I believe in you, but, out of respect, if there are any entities, can you please haunt the other room?'"
Madsen slept like a baby, but her neighbour - a producer on the film - had such a terrible first night, he checked out.
She adds, "I believe the spirits went to my producer's room and frightened him, and caused him to leave!
"He wouldn't talk about what happened but he was so frightened that he left the hotel and would not stay there. Instead, he stayed at a real dive hotel, which is unusual for a producer."
And he wasn't the only one kept awake by things that go bump in the night at the Garry - Madsen's movie son Kyle Gallner also became a magnet for the hotel's unwanted guests.
She reveals, "He insisted on staying in one of the haunted rooms on one of the haunted floors and every day there was some new haunting that happened to him in the night.
"He'd be like, 'Listen, Virginia, I'm not kidding but there were voices coming out of the vent.' I'm like, 'Kyle there's another room on the other side, so of course there's voices coming from the vent!' He said, 'No, I'm telling you something got out from underneath the bed and crawled into the bed with me!' I was like, 'Were you out at a bar last night or something? You're underage!' He was quite adamant that all these things were going on at the hotel."