TV - Movies
The Actor Who
Plays Pinhead In
Hulu's Hellraiser
Is Gorgeous In
Real Life
It was only a matter of time until "Hellraiser" got the reboot treatment, and fans can rest assured knowing Hulu's upcoming slice of Cenobite-centric chaos has new sights to show. The filmmakers certainly aren't interested in recreating Clive Barker's 1987 original film, as evidenced by the casting of Jamie Clayton as the terrifying sadomasochistic demon Pinhead.
Boasting black eyes, pale skin, scarred flesh, and pins sticking out of her head, Clayton doesn't look human at all. However, in real life, Clayton has a familiar face that lives rent-free in dreams as opposed to nightmares. You may recognize her from shows such as "Sense8," which saw her play an LGBTQ hacktivist and political blogger.
In Clive Barker's novella "The Hellbound Heart," which the original "Hellraiser" is adapted from, the character's gender is more feminine than masculine. "We knew we wanted Pinhead to be a woman," director David Bruckner told Entertainment Weekly, "A person's identity can be really exciting for a role in many ways, but I have to emphasize that Jamie absolutely killed."