Couples who slay zombies together, stay together!
Written by Nick Carter and starring the singer and his wife, Lauren, the over-the-top zombie movie, Dead 7 -- featuring members of *NSYNC, 98 Degrees and O-Town as well as Nick's fellow Backstreet Boys bandmate, A.J. McLean -- will debut April 1 on Syfy and ET has obtained exclusive footage from the flick.
Directed by Danny Roew, Dead 7 follows seven fighters battling to save the post-apocalyptic West from a zombie plague led by Apocalypta (MADtv’s Debra Wilson) and her cackling second-in-command Johnny Vermillion (McLean). Nick collaborated with production company The Asylum, known for Sharknado and Z Nation, and brought Lauren on to play Sirene.
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"It’s nice to be able to work with your wife, but she’s got to have the chops too and she does," Nick says. "She’s a really great actress and nobody knows that. She studied under [acclaimed acting coach] Howard Fine in Los Angeles."
In the exclusive clip, warrior woman Sirene (Lauren) is seen coming to the rescue of cowboy Jack (Nick). While fans will have to tune in to see how the pair’s real-life romance plays out on-screen, the love between the couple was undeniable to their co-stars during filming. The two are due to welcome their baby son in two weeks.
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"They are truly in love and I’m so excited they’re having a baby," says 98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons, who plays Jack’s younger brother, Billy, and can be seen being rescued by Daisy (Carrie Keagan) in our clip. "Their relationship reminds me of my own with my wife Amanda. It’s a very hard business to have a relationship in, so it’s always refreshing when you observe soulmates sharing their lives together. You could see their love spilling over onto the screen -- I guess they couldn’t act their way out of showing that!"
As for Lauren's character, Nick based it on one of his long-time Hollywood crushes.
"As far as her character goes, I’ve always seen her in this way and I’ve told her before – I was a big fan of Alien and was like, 'You kinda remind me of Sigourney Weaver. Let’s get married!'" Nick gushes. "That’s what I see her as – a strong, heroine figure."
Watch a video about the couple's stunning maternity photo shoot below: