THE rising Hollywood star also described her idyllic childhood at Melville - which has now inspired her forthcoming untitled horror movie.
SCOTTISH movie star, Louise Linton, has revealed the haunted secrets behind her upbringing at luxury Melville Castle in Dalkeith.
The 28-year-old rising Hollywood star has revealed the paranormal tales that exist at the 18th century property – and believes there is a strong chance Mary Queen of Scot still haunts the historic estate.
She said: “The castle is definitely haunted and many people have claimed to see a ghost. Many have even claimed its Mary Queen of Scots because it’s where she had her romance with David Rizzio.
“They actually planted three oaks trees, which are remarkably still on the property. I think that’s quite romantic.
“Others say she is a woman named Elizabeth. People see her in room 108 or in the library bar.
“I was too scared to ever be alone in the castle as a child because of the ghost, so thankfully I never met her, but I know people who did!
“All the stories are amazing. She is said to appear in the autumn and winter, and always in the afternoon - when there’s still daylight.”
Louise also went on to describe her idyllic upbringing at stunning Melville, spending most of her time in the great outdoors – which has now inspired her forthcoming untitled horror movie.
She said: “I spent the weekends at Melville Castle. It was an idyllic childhood spent mostly outdoors with all the animals. My siblings and I zoomed around on little motorbikes, kayaked, and fished.
“The castle is magical and filled with so much history and I can’t wait to film there this winter – it’s definitely an inspiring place to shoot a movie.
“It’s also going to be really exciting to film in Edinburgh. I’ve never worked on any UK productions and I’m sort of thrilled the first one I shoot there is one I’m producing and very passionate about.”
Edinburgh-born Louise Linton and producing partner, Tina Sutakanat, of Stormchaser Films are behind the creation of the forthcoming blockbuster movie.
While the company Stormchaser is only two years old, the young producers have made waves in Hollywood already, partnering with some of the most famous names in film.
Most recent projects include forthcoming thriller flick, Intruder, alongside music mogul Moby in his feature film debut.