IMAGINARY Star DeWanda Wise On Killer Bears And Kate Bush

And more with the star and executive producer of Blumhouse's latest.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · March 5, 2024, 5:30 PM EST
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DeWanda Wise in IMAGINARY (2024)

In Imaginary, DeWanda Wise demonstrates the wrath that comes from messing with a mamma bear. The star and producer of Blumhouse and Lionsgate's latest endeavor discusses fully immersing herself in a hands-on executive producer role, the constant threat of quicksand faced by an entire generation, stepping onto a massive set that inspires chills, and tells us exactly how to summon a DeWanda. Watch our full Imaginary interview below.

We have to wholeheartedly agree, Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" is a gift to humanity. Kate Bush's Hounds of Love is a gift, and Kate Bush herself is a gift, as is DeWanda Wise. DeWanda and Kate Bush — now that's a team-up we could get behind. In case you missed it, here's the official Imaginary synopsis.

Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family. Her youngest stepdaughter Alice develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basement.  Alice starts playing games with Chauncey that begin playful and become increasingly sinister. As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

Imaginary stars DeWanda Wise (who's also onboard as a producer), Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Pyper Braun, Veronica Falcon, and Betty Buckley. Wadlow (who previously helmed Cry Wolf and The Curse of Bridge Hollow) directs from a script he co-wrote with Greg Erb and Jason Oremland.

Imaginary is in theaters on March 8th. For more, check out our visit to Chauncey's Imaginary Playhouse, the Imaginary pop-up experience, and keep an eye out for a killer chocolate cookie recipe inspired by tea-time with Chauncey.