If you've seen any of Rob Zombie's work in the past three decades, you might have noticed his one constant - and no, it's not creepy stuff or Sid Haig. The answer: his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie. Whether they're working together on a film or one of Zombie's many music videos, these two are inseparable, and the love they have for each other is palpable.
Most people believe the Zombies are like a real-life, metal version of Morticia and Gomez Addams. This couldn't be further from the truth, however. They live in a suburb of Connecticut, and the most intense part of their combined personalities is their immense passion for creating horror movies. While some consider their art dark and weird, they have a relatively normal, healthy relationship. The Zombies prove you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.
Moon Only Appears In Zombie's FilmsPhoto: 31/Saban Films
If you sneak a peek at Moon's credits, you may notice she only appears in her husband's films. The two work well together, and Moon adds a lot of creative input to Zombie's scripts. In an interview leading up to the release of 2016's horror-thriller, 31, the actress admitted she used to worry about being labeled the "director's wife."
However, she got over her fear relatively quickly, as she claimed she enjoys working with her husband. Moon said:
Honestly, in the beginning I did feel a lot of pressure to live up to a certain expectation, but now I don't care. I don't read reviews. I know I'm doing the best job I can and Rob's happy with it, and that's all that matters. We're making what we want to make and what we think the fans will enjoy. That’s what is important to me.
You Can See How Much They Love Each Other In InterviewsVideo: YouTube
The cutest moments shared between Zombie and Moon are evident in interviews for their films. The two finish each other's sentences, and Zombie tends to defer to Moon more often than not. For example, while discussing Malcolm McDowell's costume from 31, the Zombies took turns trading details about buying and distressing the garments.
The two have a captivating dynamic that makes their interviews enjoyable to watch.
They Do A Lot Of Q&A Sessions TogetherVideo: YouTube
Many directors keep their actors out of their Q&As, and they especially don't let their significant others answer questions about their films - but this is not the case with Zombie. Rather than answer questions himself, Zombie does most of his Q&As with Moon.
This isn't only because they're married - the two collaborate closely on their films, specifically Lords of Salem and 31.
Moon Is The First Person To Read Zombie's Scripts
When it comes to Zombie's feature-length films, he doesn't consider his work finished until he shares it with his wife. He told the NY Post that he's always nervous when he hands over a new draft of something to Moon. Prior to the release of Lords of Salem, Zombie explained:
I had in mind that she would play the part [of Heidi]. But there's always that nerve-wracking moment when I give her the script. I go, "Okay, I'm done. Can you read this?" And she goes upstairs and reads it and then comes downstairs, with no expression on her face.
When IndieWire asked if the film was a "love letter" to Moon, Zombie replied, "I wrote it for her, for sure. Sheri would go, 'A love letter? Jesus Christ, you [made me miserable throughout] the whole movie.' But, yeah, I always knew she could do something great."