Read the first part of our Conjuring 2 interviews here.
For those with an interest in the supernatural, few individuals stand as tall as Ed and Lorraine Warren. With a career spanning decades and literally thousands of cases, they are titans in the world the paranormal and the strange. As the opening text of The Conjuring notes, Ed Warren was the only non-ordained demonologist recognized by the Catholic church. And yet, despite the respect they’ve garnered from believers, they’re met with dismissal – sometimes even anger – from skeptics.
In the first Conjuring film, the issue of the Warrens’ relationship to skeptics was alluded to with a joke, but in the new sequel the issue of skepticism takes center stage. But how about the people playing these renowned, dismissed, respected, and despised purveyors of the paranormal? What do they think of the world in which the Warrens operated and what is it like playing these characters with such a complicated relationship to the rest of the world? Heroic Hollywood and writers from several other publications sat down with The Conjuring stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga to talk about the Warrens and what it was like coming back to play them for a second time.