Fairuza Balk, who played the most troubled witch in The Craft, has been out of the limelight for quite some time. Many fans of the classic cult film have wondered what she's been up to but Balk hasn't really gone anywhere. While every era has big stars who just sort of disappear from Hollywood, Balk isn't one of the many '90s celebs who qualify.
She's been working pretty consistently for the last two decades, even though you might not recognize the names of most things she's been in. Balk hasn't limited her talents to the silver screen either; she's dipped her hands into a number of artistic pots and the results are about as creepily satisfying as her first break-out hit.
She Was Kind Of Grossed Out By Hollywood
Fairuza Balk's misgivings about the industry in general may have also caused her departure from the spotlight. In the documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau, the actress says that people in her work environment have "no morals... no integrity at all." Balk believes they'd sell their own children down the river for money and chooses to separate herself from that.
She further explained to Dread Theory that in her twenties, she found happiness in only taking work that interested her creatively. Some might think that her words are inauthentic but the majority of her filmography includes indie works that received critical acclaim if not huge commercial success.
Balk Certainly Possesses An Air Of Witchery
Robin Tunney, another star from the bewitching film, told The Guardian that is seemed like Fairuza Balk (who plays Nancy in the movie) was actually into witchcraft because her performance was so authentic.
Even supernatural professionals sensed something similar. Balk appears in an episode of A&E series The Haunting Of in 2013 and medium Kim Russo even felt an aura of witchcraft from her when she cleanses the actress's loft of undesirable spirits.
The Artist Further Diversified Her Portfolio By Branching Out Into Music
Fairuza Balk released a single in 2010 called "Stormwinds" under the artist name Armed Love Militia. It was her first song but there weren't many more to follow. One of her websites offers that song in addition to "Davie" and "Dream45." Balk has a voice somewhat reminiscent of a gentler Stevie Nicks and her music is a little bit alt-rock.
You Probably Remember Her From "The Waterboy"
Back in Adam Sandler's heyday, Balk plays Vicki Vallencourt in one of Sandler's more popular movies, The Waterboy. Vallencourt is a bit of a bayou bad girl and Bobby Boucher's mother swears the girl is a bad influence on her innocent son.
Balk shows some serious comedy chops in this film but she's able to be dark and brooding here, too.