Fans of DARK SHADOWS who live in the New York City area can meet one of the show's original cast members, Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie/Josette), live and in person at a book signing on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
The actress/author will be signing copies of her latest tome Dark Shadows: Return To Collinwood at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at 86th and Lexington. "I'll also have a limited number of posters from the new movie that I'm going to be signing and they'll be raffled off," Scott tells Soaps In Depth.
Scott along with DARK SHADOWS cast members Jonathan Frid (Barnabas), Lara Parker (Angelique) and David Selby (Quentin) have cameos in the upcoming Tim Burton Dark Shadows feature starring Johnny Depp, which hits movie theaters on Friday, May 11.
Some critics who have seen the film's trailer are panning Burton's vision for being too comedic and light-hearted, but Scott says such criticisms are unwarranted.
"There are these journalists who are intent on saying that the new film is intent on keeping its distance from the original series," says Scott, who passionately begs to differ. "The entire film is [a tribute] to the original series or else Johnny Depp wouldn't be wearing his hair [the way the original Barnabas did] and Helena Bonham Carter [who plays Julia] wouldn't be wearing an orange wig. Our original show was a wonderful meld of romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and, indeed, comedy. The original DARK SHADOWS actors were aware that what we were doing was comedic, but we didn't play it that way. I hope this discourages [critics] who feel they have to take a cynical point of view. It doesn't reflect the intent of Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, any of the producers or Warner Bros."
For other upcoming book signing appearances by Scott in Los Angeles and in Minneapolis check out the actress' website: www.kathrynleighscott.com/events