AVN Award-nominated starlet Selena Silver is set to make a cameo appearance, playing herself, in a mainstream horror film to be shot by cult director William Winckler.
Silver told AVN.com that she was cast in the as-yet untitled film in large part because Winckler is a fan of her porno work.
“I play myself in the movie,” the Australian-born Silver said, “which is very exciting from a career standpoint. It will be fun to hear myself introduced as Selena Silver in a mainstream film.”
Set to begin filming on Feb. 14, the production, Silver said, is intended as an homage to the classic black and white Universal-style monster movies of the 1940’s. It stars Larry Butler (Lost in the USA, Elvis is Alive) and Gary Canavello, with appearances by Butch Patrick (The Munsters), Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Terror Firmer), Raven De La Criox (Russ Meyer’s Up!, Hear No Evil), David Gerrold (Star Trek), and Playboy model Carla Harvey.
Director/Producer Winckler is best known for his sexy, action-comedy film The Double-D Avenger, a movie Variety hailed as a “cheerfully silly ode to larger than life femininity,” starring Meyer staples Kitten Katividad, Haji, and De La Croix. Winckler contacted Silver last year to inquire if she was interested in the project. She was, successfully auditioning for it in December.
“Selena has a wonderful, sexy look that’s very unique,” Winckler said. “I needed the best actress for a very important role, and I thought if I want a girl who can bring genuine sex appeal to the screen in a role where she has to dance, strip, and act I should find a professional. Selena was the girl I wanted.”
Silver said she appears in the movie’s climax set in a strip club. “If you want to find out if I fall victim to the fate of most naked girls in a horror film,” she said with a laugh, “you’ll have to watch the movie.”
Special effects experts Rich Knight and Rufus Hearn, who have worked on such productions as Spider-Man, Men in Black, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Fear Runs Silent, are crafting the costumes and makeup effects for the project.
Silver (selenasilver.com) has appeared in more than 50 adult titles since entering the industry in 2003. She was nominated last year for Best Oral Sex Scene – Video for her extremely hard-edged threeway with Jake Malone and Tony T. in Red Light District’s Throat Gaggers 6. She was also named the 2004 Cyberspace Adult Video Review (CAVR) Starlet of the Year.