Heather Langenkamp is the quintessential Nancy for almost every fan of A Nightmare on Elm Street. And it turns out that the actress truly cherishes her turn in the franchise. So much so that she has never actually seen (nor does she have any desire to see) the 2010 remake. She dished on that and the possibility of playing Nancy one last time in a recent interview.
I can’t let go of my own vision of Nightmare on Elm Street,” Langenkamp told Too Fab. “I just don’t want to. I don’t want to see another person play Freddy Krueger. I don’t want to see scenes that we worked really hard on be reimagined. I respect their reason for doing it but I don’t want to have it in my imagination or my mind. Those memories are so precious to me. I was a teenager when I made that movie so it’s so formative. My friendship with Robert Englund is so important to me that I don’t need it.”
During the interview, the actress also touched on the possibility of playing Nancy one more time. Her willingness to step into the role again was evident and her enthusiasm was contagious.
You see this in some of the other horror franchises, is that they’re taking the universes of these stories, all the elements of the story that was created and picking something that was over here, not the main thrust of the story and expanding upon it,” Langenkamp said. “There’s so much in the Nightmare on Elm Street realm that could still be explored. I would never say no to the option of doing something like that. It’s a great universe and it’s one of the most creative franchises. There’s more to be made, I’m sure.