Lorraine warren daughter: This odd idea piqued the interest of writer/director Gary Dauberman, who chose to center the film on Judy Warren (Mckenna Grace), the 10-year-old daughter of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga).
To be clear, Judy co-stars with Annabelle in the wicked doll’s third standalone film. The genuine toy is kept safe in a prayer-protected glass case at the occult museum next to the couple’s Monroe, Connecticut, home.
“As a mom, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about Judy and what it must have been like to grow up with parents like Ed and Lorraine Warren,” Dauberman adds. “There were some who believed in their actions and others who did not.”
“Annabelle Comes Home” (in theatres now) depicts scenes of schoolyard taunting, a lonely birthday party for young Judy, and, to put childhood woes into perspective, Annabelle being accidentally set free to wreak havoc – all while the Warrens are away, leaving Judy in the care of teenage babysitter Mary Ellen (Madison Iseman) and her spiritually curious BFF Daniela (Katie Strife).
Ed and Lorraine are well-known for their paranormal studies and investigations, with over 10,000 cases purportedly handled. Nowadays, their works are popularised via films like ‘The Conjuring,’ ‘Annabelle,’ and ‘The Amityville Horror,’ among others. The pair often spoke at colleges about their work and case studies. While Ed was a well-known Christian demonologist, Lorraine was a clairvoyant who worked as a medium in most cases they took on.
Another member of their family who has garnered much attention in the several films they have appeared in is their daughter, Judy Spera. Even though Ed and Lorraine are no longer alive, their legacy is being preserved by the family.
“She has never fled or behaved inappropriately. However, I do not want her to have any notions “Judy maintains a low-key demeanor as she sits next to Spera at the Four Seasons hotel, chuckling despite herself.
Judy (left) and Lorraine Warren, her mother. Lorraine succumbed to cancer in April.
The “authentic” Annabelle doll is a ridiculously guileless Raggedy Ann. James Wan, the director of “The Conjuring,” amplified the fear in the doll’s design before her scream-inducing premiere, resulting in her horror franchise spin-off.
With her red-yarn hair and button eyes, Judy asserts that the genuine Annabelle is considerably scary than the monstrous cinematic version.
“It’s much simpler to watch Annabelle,” she explains. “The true one seems to be so innocent, but is so cruel.”
However, unlike in the film, Judy never had to grow up with the doll present. Annabelle was taken home by Ed and Lorraine in 1971, while Judy was already an adult. Judy Spera is the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Spera. Due to her parents’ frequent travels, she spent most of her youth in Bridgeport with her grandmother, Georgiana. As a child, she attended a Catholic school, and no one knew what her parents did. She said in an interview, “When I was in sixth grade, I asked my father, What should I say about what you do?” And he said that he is a landscape artist. Inform them of this. When the nun learned of this, she assigned me responsibility for the remainder of the year’s class plants. I’m not sure whether they survived or died.”
Unlike the rest of the world, Judy has often remarked that she is afraid of the Raggedy Ann doll, widely known as Annabelle. Her parents’ two golden rules, which she still follows, are not touching or acknowledging the dish. In any event, Judy is pretty at ease when carrying on her parents’ heritage, which her husband, Tony Spera, does more or less appropriately. He, too, is now a paranormal researcher, allegedly under the Warrens’ tutelage. After a while, he was leading tours of the renowned occult museum where Annabelle is housed.
Additionally, Judy is highly angered when her parents’ work is criticized. “I am still disheartened when I read unfavorable things about my parents,” she said. The only difference between this and the film is that I was an adult who read about it. And being enraged.”