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Friday, May 24, 2013
Most of this is me. We had some great stunt guys. Even the building fire. That was the first time I had gel plastered all on me just in case.
Yeah! You never get to do that in big studio movies. They don’t even let you run on rocks because you might twist your ankle. So action stuff… I just love doing action. I love shooting. But I love fighting. Probably fighting, mainly. That just shows more physicality. But in this one, I got to ride a motorcycle. I got to blow stuff up. Got to shoot guns. Got to fight people. Jump from buildings. Crash through windows. A plethora of different things. That’s what I like.
It’s a lot of things you probably didn’t do in a lot of the other films.
No, but in real life I did. Like, growing up, I’d do all these things. That’s why it’s great to do them in a movie. But other films, yeah, you never really get to do much yourself. That’s why I love independent movies.
You shot this on location, right?
I know most of your days are probably 14 hour or 15 hour work days. You come in, you work, you work, you go to bed. Did y’all have any time to run around the city?
Well, the great thing about shooting there… I’m very active when choosing projects. Looking at how much action they have and where do they shoot? I’m big on traveling. So being here and talking to [director Conor Allyn], I think we had 32 different locations.
So you’re seeing the country while you’re working. In between takes they’d have like an hour to setup a new shop. I’m just sniffing around! I’m checking stuff out. We shot at Borobudur temple; I was going up and down that thing. It’s like a free pass because there are no tourists on it because we’re shooting. So it’s the best of both worlds. I’m learning Bahasa (Indonesian for ‘language’) from the locals and the crew. Working with them and chatting in their language. Learning about the food. We were shooting in a meat market and then another animal market and I was learning about how they sell all these animals. A lot of different things that just opened your eyes and you become worldlier with it. It’s a great experience to travel and shoot on location. You really feel it. You really feel like you are experiencing this stuff for the first time versus green screen. Like Tarzan was a bit of green screen and I had to act like there was an alligator there! It’s different when there’s a real alligator there.
Definitely. You can tell when an actor has to act against something like a tennis ball.
And some actors are really good. They’re able to pull it off.
Source: The Film Stage Via: KLutzOnline
Kellan Lutz is a dashing gentleman while posing on the cover of August Man Malaysia‘s June 2013 issue, provided exclusively to JustJared.com! Here’s what the 28-year-old actor had to share: On being part of the Twilight franchise: “When Twilight ended it was bittersweet. I was so blessed and lucky to be a part of it, that I’ll never forget a single moment. The screaming fans, the amazing directors, awesome cast and crew, all the travelling, my character, everything was amazing.”
On working with director Renny Harling for his upcoming film Hercules: “I know Renny will probably be one of the best directors I’ve ever worked with, and we get along so well that I’m sure it will be an amazing experience. He has also surrounded me with such an amazing and talented cast to bring this legendary story to life.”
On his physique: “Because of my physique I believe I am type cast a little bit. There have been times where I tell my manager I want to play something different, I want to play the underdog, or the guy who got beat up in high school. And he just laughs at me, and tells me I’ve been blessed with a strong body and to work with my strengths, and use what God gave me.”
Thursday, May 23, 2013
McKenzie: We had a rehearsal on set that morning to try some things, but finally David decided we would do the whole scene while making love, and all in one take which was quite a challenge. My first career was as a dancer, where you rehearse for 8 weeks before stepping onstage. Now, I'm always amazed at how much we as actors have to bring to the table, and be ready to improvise, and how fast the director has to think on his feet to orchestrate it all.
ROBsessed: Is Xanax prescribed for the day to calm nerves? I'm joking ;) kind of
McKenzie: It would have been tempting to have wine before the scene! One of the first film acting jobs I ever had was laced with highly erotic content, and I was young, naive, and an absolute prude. To get through the love scenes they had to ply me with red wine and the director promised me, on the life of her children, that I wouldn't be ashamed of the result. She was an angel, and in hindsight, the scene was very tame. The relationship of an actor to a director is crucial, you have to put all of your faith in their vision, so what made the intimacy in Cosmopolis really easy for me was that I trusted David completely. Rob was a sweetheart as well, very supportive and very professional. From a holistic standpoint, to mentally prepare for an intense day on set, deep breathing saves me every time, as well as a mantra not to judge myself positively or negatively, just to be. "Express, don't impress" is my aspiration.