Jamie Clayton is unrecognizable in the new “Hellraiser.” Boasting black eyes, pale skin, scarred flesh, and pins sticking out of her head, she doesn’t look human at all. Of course, that’s probably the effect the filmmakers were going for as their goal is to scare the living daylights out of viewers, and Clayton certainly seems to have immersed herself in the role.
In real life, however, Clayton has a familiar face that lives rent-free in dreams as opposed to nightmares. Television aficionados will know her from shows such as “Sense8,” which saw her play an LGBTQ hacktivist and political blogger named Nomi Marks. The series has been for its inclusiveness, and Clayton’s character was key to that element of the show (per NBC News).
Elsewhere, Clayton is known for her performance as Sasha Booker on “Designated Survivor” and Tess Van De Berg on “The L Word: Generation Q.” But now that she’s had the opportunity to play a horror icon, Pinhead might be the role she’s most synonymous with moving forward.