Exclusive: Katie Featherston on Oren Peli's 'The River'

Cute-as-a-bug's-nose Katie Featherston -- whose sympathetic portrayal of a young woman tormented by a demon helped turn filmmaker Oren Peli's Paranormal Activity into a horror phenomenom -- will soon be featured in another Peli project, The River. This ABC TV thriller will debut next year, and is shrouded in the same kind of secrecy as all three Paranormal Activity films; but Featherston told me a little bit about the series when I spoke with her recently about PA3. Find out what she had to say after the jump.

"I can't talk about my character, because I don't know if I will get in trouble or not," laughed Featherston. "But the show's amazing. It's about a family who goes off in search of the father, who's lost in the Amazon, who had a nature documentary type of show. He's left for dead, and they think he's dead, but they find out he's not; and they go off in the Amazon to find him. It's a tense, scary TV show, and the actors are incredible. So it's been a real pleasure to work with them."

When I asked Featherston how hands-on executive producer Peli is with this new project, and if he would be writing or directing any episodes, she replied, "He's never involved with something by name only. He always has his hands in it. He always has his good thoughts flowing in. If anyone ever needs something or has questions, he's right there to talk to you on the phone for an hour or send you a fifteen-email. He's so collaborative and so genuine. He's very hands-on."