The Actresses of Ash vs. Evil Dead Love Playing Badasses

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Jill Marie Jones and Dana DeLorenzo. Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Badass was the word of the evening at the Paley Center’s Ash vs. Evil Dead panel hosted by Vulture's very own Abraham Riesman last night. One of its stars, Jill Marie Jones (Sleepy Hollow), plays Amanda Fisher, a Michigan state trooper hot on the trail of Ash Williams, a role reprised by Bruce Campbell. “She’s a super-badass, and one of the things that attracted me so much to this role is the three female leads are all kickass. They’re not waiting on a man to save them. It’s like, You know what? I got this,” Jones told Vulture on the red carpet. “And I love that about it: They’re all strong characters, and that was very attractive to me.”

Dana DeLorenzo plays Kelly Maxwell, a clerk at the store where Ash works, and while she starts off hating him, she eventually becomes the female version of him. “I do consider her a Lady Ash, and I took a lot from Bruce Campbell, just watching him and how he carried himself on set and how he made this role,” said DeLorenzo. “Kelly is gonna be put through a lot this season, but she takes it all in stride, and she realizes what she’s actually capable of, so seeing her transition into that badass is a thrill.”