James Wan Takes a Break from ‘Fast 7’ to Attend ‘The Conjuring’ Premiere

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James Wan was back in his element of horror with the July 15 Arclight premiere of New Line’s “The Conjuring.”

“I have to fly out tomorrow morning to Atlanta to go back to the ‘Fast and Furious 7’ set,” he mused during the afterparty at Avertine. “It’s good to do a change of pace — and this film was a lot different from ‘Fast 7.’”

Wan admitted that he’s personally unlike what his professional reputation would lead one to believe, given that he’s a horror specialist with “Saw,” “Insidious” and “The Conjuring.”

‘I get scared so easily in real life, so I keep things very light and fun on the set when the cameras aren’t on,” he noted. “This work is so hard and the scenes were so intense so I tried very hard to make it fun.”

Screenwriters Chad and Carley Hayes said all the credit for “The Conjuring” goes to paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, played by Vera Farmiga.

“We talked with Lorraine Warren all the time when we were writing the script,” Chad Hayes said.

Ron Livingston noted that he plays a dad with five daughters in the film. He and spouse Rosemarie DeWitt have adopted a girl, who’s 10 months old.

“I’m really into being a dad now,” Livingston said.

Livingston said he was a bit too young to have seen 1973’s “The Exorcist” when it first unspooled. But, “I watched ‘The Shining’ a lot when I was growing up,” he added.

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