Patrick Wilson, ‘The Conjuring 2’ Star, On The Paranormal: ‘I’m A Believer When I Play Ed Warren’ [VIDEO EXCLUSIVE]
Patrick Wilson reprised the part of famed paranormal investigator Ed Warren in the recently released The Conjuring 2.
Patrick Wilson Video: ‘The Conjuring 2’
The Conjuring 2 has shifted the action of the original film across the pond to London, where Ed and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) take on a new frightful case. Set in Enfield, London, James Wan‘s The Conjuring 2 has the married duo of paranormal investigators on a new case. This time, the Warrens are sent to a public housing apartment, where the 11-year-old daughter of a single mother appears to have been taken over by the spirit of a 72-year-old man who lived in the apartment before this family moved in. Together, Ed and Lorraine attempt to rid the family of the supernatural horror. But, before long, Lorraine comes face-to-face with the terrors, and fears that she’ll lose Ed to them if they don’t abandon the case and the haunted little girl.
When acting in The Conjuring movies, Wilson dives into the idea of the paranormal, but his true feelings about spirits and the like are far more reserved. He tends to only see the paranormal in the form of everyday experiences.
“I mean, I’m a believer when I play Ed Warren. Look, it’s my token answer but it’s really pretty true,” Wilson told uInterview in an exclusive interview. “I’ve had enough things happen in my life that somebody could either chalk up to coincidence or fate or something to sort of.. You know when you’re thinking of somebody and you haven’t seen them in a long time and they either call you or you run into them? I think everybody… I’ve had that experience several times.”
And, while Wilson is open to the idea of outside forces being at work, he won’t give into the idea of there being evil spirits waiting to find their next host to victimize.
“I definitely believe there’s another force out there. I don’t dwell on the evil of it,” Wilson said. “I’m not one of these people that just because you believe in God means you have to believe in the devil. So, I don’t really walk around worrying about demons.”
The Conjuring 2 is currently in theaters.