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The Freaky Cast Reveal Who They'd Swap Bodies With On Set

Body swapping is one of the most popular tropes in the history of recorded cinema. Freaky Friday, The Hot Chick, Vice Versa, It's a Boy Girl Thing — the list of movies where people change bodies is longer than your arm. In fact, in Japan, one of the most successful animated movies of all time is a body swap story called Your Name.

However, there is an obvious genre of movie that hasn't really seen an enormously successful body swap story before: horror. Just imagine it — what if you woke up one day and you were Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Angela Baker, Pinhead, or Leatherface? Would you panic? Would you go with it and just kill up a storm?

Blumhouse has taken that very simple premise and given us Freaky, a horror-themed take on Freaky Friday in which Millie (Kathryn Newton) suddenly finds herself in the body of the murderous Blissfield Butcher (Vince Vaughn). The result is a stylistic horror comedy from the creative team behind the Happy Death Day movies.

Naturally, the question came up — who would the people behind Freaky want to swap with in real life?

What's the actual best job on a movie set?

In an interview with Perri Nemiroff at Collider, the folks behind Freaky were asked specifically who on a film set they would want to swap bodies with to learn other tools of the trade.

Kathryn Newton jumped in, saying that she'd want to be the director of photography with her head in the camera all day long. Misha Osherovich (who plays Josh) and Celeste O'Connor (who plays Nyla) both agreed that lighting was the best on-set gig to have, because you have the power to make someone look great or terrible just by how they're lit. If you've never been on a set before, let is be known that Osherovich and O'Connor are more correct than you can possibly know when it comes to the power of some well-placed lights.

However, it was Vince Vaughn who came through with the most pragmatic response, saying that he would be in craft services "just to be privy to the snacks." After he joked about the enjoyment of being able to keep a secret stash of all the best food on the set, Vaughn also pointed out that the craft services people have a surprising amount of cache. Have you ever seen an actor's blood sugar suddenly crash? It's not pretty! Vaughn, in a weird way, is right — the peoples of craft services are deceptively powerful.

Freaky is in theaters now.