“Chucky” – Zackary Arthur, Bjorgvin Arnarson, and Alyvia Alyn Lind on Working with John Waters & Brad Dourif

Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Chucky” Season 3.

The Chucky” Season 3 finale, “Final Destination,” picked up with Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur) venturing deep into the spirit realm for the sole purpose of finding where Chucky (Brad Dourif) may be hiding Lexy’s (Alyvia Alyn Lind) younger sister. As Lexy and Devon (Bjorgvin Arnarson) guarded his body, Jake confronted the ghosts of his past, including many, many iterations of Chucky. That led to Jake falling straight into Chucky’s trap, with the serial killer using his counterparts to distract him while he hijacked Jake’s body.

Bloody Disgusting spoke with Arthur, Arnarson, and Lind about the season finale, where the trio discussed working with guest star John Waters and reflected on their favorite moments from the series so far.

Finding sister Caroline (Carina Battrick) has been Lexy’s primary goal this season, and her relentless pursuit has put her on the offense when it comes to Chucky. It even gave the actress some hilarious one-liners, like calling Chucky a “nuked-up ginger.” When asked if she had any personal favorite scenes or lines of dialogue, Lind cited a season two fan favorite.

“I think that there are a lot of different things throughout all three seasons; Don’s writing is so incredible,” Lind told us. “A lot of the dialogue that stuck with me was between me and Nadine. All of those scenes were really, really heavy in the bathroom, both bathroom scenes. Everything that they talked about, just those entire scenes, will always make me tear up. The writing in those scenes was so beautiful, and their relationship was perfect, especially our wonderful Bella Higginbotham, who’s the best ever. The way she delivered all the lines. Everything about it, it’s my favorite scenes, for sure.”

Arnarson echoed that sentiment with a similarly fond, bittersweet memory, “The scene that I remember that was really cool was the scene in season one way back when Devon comes out to his mom about Jake and stuff. That scene was really sweet. And then it leads right into her dying. So good job, Don [Mancini], for breaking our hearts like that.”

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As for Arthur, working with Brad Dourif in the Season 3 finale gave him his favorite series moment so far. He explained, “The scenes with Brad Dourif and me, or Chucky, talking to each other were a lot of fun to film. While I was doing the scenes, I was going into the theater to watch my dad die and watching all these deaths, and when I was getting ready for that, I was being serious. Then Brad Dourif did the most Chucky thing ever; he would be laughing at me because I was getting so serious before all my scenes. So, it was almost perfect. That was a lot of fun, working with Brad.

Arthur doesn’t just act opposite Dourif in “Final Destination,” though. He plays Chucky inhabiting Jake’s body, delivering a striking impersonation in the process. Arthur walks us through how he nailed his Chucky performance.

“Well, I mean, there was a certain familiarity that we all have with the doll at this point after three years,” Arthur tells Bloody Disgusting. “But, really, it was the fact that I got to sit in with Brad on some of his recordings, and actually, there was about 30 minutes on set where me and Brad Dourif were screaming at each other, and I’m sure Aly and Bjorgvin have heard that and remember that. There’s got to be a video of that somewhere. But it was definitely a long time coming, and it really just felt like an out-of-body experience filming all of that.”

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CHUCKY — “Final Destination” Episode 308 — Pictured in this screengrab: (l-r) John Waters as Wendell Wilkins, Chucky — (Photo by: SYFY)

The actors also shared scenes with John Waters as the Good Guy doll’s creator, Wendell Wilkins. While meeting Wendell may not have gone well for Jake, Devon, and Lexy, the actors’ experience working with Waters was quite the opposite.

Lind gushed, “I mean, I’m such a horror fan, so I was kind of nerding out, and he was such an icon. We were just listening to his stories all day on set. We’d sit down, and then he’d just go on another tangent, another story, and he was just mesmerizing to listen to. All of the things he had to say, all of his experiences on horror sets, and all of these iconic films that he has made. He would say something and he’d always followed it up by, ‘Pretend you didn’t hear that. Pretend you didn’t hear that. Pretend you didn’t hear that.’ I just had the best time working with him. As just a co-star and as an acting partner, he’s incredible. Then also just as a fan, it was a really great experience.”

“Yeah. I mean, we really get to work with legends on this show, Arthur added.

You can stream the “Chucky” Season 3 finale on Peacock now.

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