To celebrate the recently remastered re-release of Wild Things on 4K and Blu-ray, as well as its 25th anniversary fast approaching, we had the pleasure of chatting with star Denise Richards to reminisce about the sizzling cult thriller.
Popular and charming, student counsellor Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon) is no stranger to being the focus of female attention within the moneyed cliques of Florida’s Blue Bay. However, his fortunes are about to change dramatically when one of the wealthiest students at his high school, sultry siren Kelly Van Ryan (Denise Richards), accuses him of rape. The charge looks sure to stick when another girl from the other end of the social spectrum, Suzie Toller (Neve Campbell), steps forward with her own allegations, but Detective Duquette (Kevin Bacon) smells something fishy, and the truth is as murky and dangerous as the alligator-infested swamps in the hinterlands of this affluent beach community. Bill Murray also stars as Lombardo’s lawyer.
Speaking to Richards last week, she reminisces about reading the script for the first time and why she wanted to be part of it, its eclectic cast that was part of the main reason for the film’s success, its boundary-pushing in terms of male and female nudity and much more. We also talk about the film being very much “a 90s film” and couldn’t – and shouldn’t – be made the same way in 2022 as well as her whirlwind period through the late 90s that included starring in Starship Troopers, Drop Dead Gorgeous and The World Is Not Enough/
You can watch the extended interview below:
Wild Things is available now on 4K and Blu-ray through Arrow Video.