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Katie Aselton’s Not a Bad Day for ‘Black Rock’ premiere

For helmer and star Katie Aselton, LD Entertainment’s new thriller “Black Rock” came to life as the perfect opportunity to try something totally different from her usual drama and comedy work, both in tone and — maybe even more critical — environment.

“My first feature, ‘The Freebie,’ was very emotional, talky-talky, all interior,” Aselton said. “So there was a part of me saying ‘get me outside, immediately, and let me move my body because I think I might hurt someone.’”

She certainly gets her fill of the outdoors in “Black Rock,” which follows three childhood friends who arrive at a favorite island stomping ground only to end up warding off psychotic hunters out for blood. Aselton was joined at the special May 9 screening of the film at the Arclight by costars Kate Bosworth and Lake Bell as well as scribe (and husband) Mark Duplass.

The pic paints a frightening picture of isolation in the wilderness, and Bell, for one, “nearly died” while shooting a scene requiring her and Aselton swim in frigid lake waters.

“It was so cold and I basically had an asthma attack,” Bell said. “We had a safety word — ‘peacock.’ Katie kept on looking back at me asking ‘peacock?!’ And I would half-yell ‘No peacock!’ I just wanted to get it over with.”

But having gone through the ordeal, Bell says it was all worth it.

“You’ve got to believe in the material to justify running around in the woods in Maine with your tits out,” she quipped .

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