Over With Mystere
an Interview with Cheyenne Silver
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As the movie industry has started invading ComicCon, some comic
creators have decided to turn the tables. Two such creators
are Bryan J. Kinnaird and
Roy Young, the men behind an intriguing looking series,
The Villikon Chronicles, using a well-known face to try to vault
their book into film.
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through outlets such as Tower Books rather than the standard
comic book shop route, The Villikon Chronicles covers a hero's
journey through a futuristic prison planet and…oh, heck, let's
be honest. The whole reason we noticed their booth was that
they'd hired an adult film star, Cheyenne Silver, to model
one of their characters, Mystere.
a promotional tool, it worked. Not only were we intrigued
by the premise of The Villikon Chronicles and its upcoming
prequel, The Crucibles of Mystere, we found respect for a
writer and artist who have knocked around the industry for
a while and decided to just do it themselves.
be reviewing the books soon, as well as featuring an interview
with Bryan and Roy. But look, we have to give you guys what
you want first, and then you'll come back for more. And what
is it you want? Cheyenne
Silver. (Okay, we're linking to her
site, but be warned -- it does contain adult-oriented
material, so if you're under 18, or attend church with me,
don't even think about it.)
during a lull in an autograph session, we found a few minutes
to talk with Cheyenne while she grabbed some dinner. The lovely
Ms. Silver was gracious, keen, and genuinely excited about
the mainstream opportunities Mystere could offer her, though
she's also got a few irons in the fire that may make her better
known for movies at your multiplex than in your home.
she is, Cheyenne Silver:
MCCAW: For The Villikon Chronicles, they're handing out
a promotional tattoo. Where you are wearing it, is that the
official position of the tattoo? Because I was just going
to put it on my hand or something…
SILVER : That is the "Imperium" symbol, which is like
a religious symbol. The reason I have it there is that I am
an Imperium slave. So that's why it's there.
How did you get involved in this project?
SILVER: They contacted me through the website, cheyennesilver.com.
The creator, when he saw my pictures and he saw my videos
and stuff…well, actually, I don't know if he saw any videos…anyway,
when he saw me, he saw his main character, Mystere. From The
Crucibles of Mystere, he saw a little of her in me, or
me in her, whichever.
a hold of me, and we just started talking about it. I read
the scripts and became very interested. From there we've progressed
to posters and whatever else.
What attracted you to the project?
SILVER: After I read the scripts, basically. At first,
I've never been involved with sci fi anything. I haven't been
to the conventions or anything.
So this is your first convention?
SILVER: I've been to Adult Conventions. But not comic
or sci fi conventions.
So tell me how that differs.
SILVER: Well, the Adult is sexually oriented. I mean,
it's all sexually…
Maybe a better question is how have you found the fans differing?
SILVER: I don't know. The fans there, they all
recognize me from the movies. If they're coming up to see
me here, they're getting involved with comic books. But I've
noticed a lot of people do come up because they do know me
from the other stuff.
think the fans have differed so much, unless they, you know…the
only difference might be that some might be offended by what
I've done and avoid it. That's all. That's the only difference
I can think of.
When you were a kid were you a fan of sci fi or read comics?
SILVER: Not really. I never really liked sci fi. I did
watch Star Trek. I liked Star Trek. My favorite
t.v. show was Quantum Leap. Those were two sci fi things,
but other than that, not really.
interested me because when I read the script, I really got
into the character that he told me to read for. I really liked
the story. I could not put it down. I started script number
one and went through script number four without putting them
down. "I've gotta know what's going to happen to her!"
there it was "okay, I'll be your character."
What does that entail? Obviously, you're in the costume and
the make-up. More than one costume, actually. What else do
you have to do as Mystere?
told this outfit is a "Kramcutioner."
We're okay with that.
SILVER: Well, so far it's just appear as her and represent
her. If it goes into getting production going for a trailer
or a movie to go with all the scripts, then I get to play
So you would like to go into mainstream film?
SILVER: Yeah. I've actually done one. I just completed
a movie with James Woods, Rosario Dawson, Kip Pardue, and
a few other faces that people would recognize. I've got a
nice little part in that.
called This Girl's Life. I just went to the premiere
at the Las Vegas Film Festival. It was an independent film,
so it hasn't gotten distribution yet, but they're working
on it. I think it will, because it's really good.
really happy with that. I got a good role out of that, and
I ended up being able to get an agent, a manager, and a SAG
So you don't have that sort of thing in the adult industry?
SILVER: It really pushed me, and this project is really
helping. I'm definitely going for that.
Do you feel a need for acting classes, or are you just going
SILVER: I am planning a trip up to LA this week for that
very reason. I feel it is always necessary to build your talents
and abilities as much as possible and I know with practice,
I can always do better.
going to meet with actor Tim Colceri from Babylon 5,
who is going to coach me on my upcoming projects. I am also
going to participate in his weekly acting class, just for
group participation and experience.
Is there anyone you're taking as a role model, someone whose
career you admire?
SILVER: Nicole Kidman has inspired me with the range of
different roles she has played from The Hours to Moulin
Rouge. The adventurous roles of Catherine Zeta-Jones catch
my attention. I also am in awe of the abilities and roles
played by Angelina Jolie. For male actors, Johnny Depp has
long been a favorite, as well as Sean Connery and Anthony
So are you putting adult films behind you? So many adult film
actresses leave that industry and try to distance themselves
from it or outright attack it. How do you feel about it?
SILVER: Even though I have not filmed recently, I am still
very involved with the adult industry. It is a part of my
life that I thoroughly enjoyed and will never regret.
is still releasing new releases of mine, and I continue to
go on promotions for them, Penthouse, as well as for myself,
but my main focus for now is the promotion of The Villikon
Chronicles, which is a project I strongly believe will
go all the way into the making of a movie franchise.
I have been so deep into mainstream work lately, I have not
filmed any more adult titles, but regardless of where I go
in life, I will always look at my time in the adult world
as a time in which I was 100% free, uninhibited, and where
I learned to just let go and live life to the fullest.
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