‘Willy’s Wonderland’ Interview: Emily Tosta On Kicking Animatronic Butt Alongside Nicolas Cage

As far as acting debuts go, ripping up animatronic monsters alongside Nicolas Cage is a pretty good way to start. While Willy’s Wonderland isn’t the first role for rising-star Emily Tosta, it does mark her first feature film role. In the instant cult favorite, she plays Liv, a badass teen who makes it her mission to destroy the demonic animatronics at Willy’s Wonderland, joining Cage’s mysterious Janitor.

Before now, Tosta was probably best known for her starring role in the Party of Five remake series, but also for her continued role as Leticia in the series Mayans M.C.

With so much going for her, Tosta has a bright future ahead. I was fortunate enough to spend a few minutes talking with her about Willy’s Wonderland, her experiences on her first major film role, and what it was like to kick ass alongside Nicolas Cage.

You can check out my review of Willy’s Wonderland here, and my interview with Tosta below!

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.