Beau Garrett Tron Legacy Interview
What did Beau Garrett bring to the set every day??
Beau Garrett: "I play Gem. I play a program. She's kind of an emotionless, robotic type character but those words seem so severe. I mean she's curious, I think. I think she's curious of Sam Flynn and this other world but she's not programmed to be. So it's this specific kind of monotone type character, very robotic in a lot of sense."
That sounds really difficult to play.
Beau Garrett: "Yeah. Especially when you have this great crew of people who are so much fun and you're in this suit and you're like, 'I can't smile or move,' you know? It was tough but once you're in that suit, it was. That's what you are."
Can you tell us about working with Jeff Bridges?
Beau Garrett: "You know, I worked with him only a little bit. I don't know if you've been able to talk to him yet, but he's just the easiest, breeziest, loveliest of people so it never felt intimidating or frightening at all. It was just easy and fun, you know?"
And bringing Tron to Comic Con.
Beau Garrett: "What an experience. I have yet to go into the convention center. This is my first Comic Con. I'm very naive and new to this whole world so educate me, if you will. But it's cool to see people in their element of total freedom, feeling at home being whatever they need to be, want to be. I grew up in kind of that atmosphere of kind of that freedom of creativity, so it's neat to see people just doing whatever they have to do. And Tron is such a movie to bring here. I wouldn't want to bring anything else here. It's the coolest."
And it's getting such a big reaction.
Beau Garrett: "Oh my god. I mean, Joe is a genius. I think he has created a film that I don't know that many people will be disappointed."
What was your favorite moment working on this film?
Beau Garrett: "I think every day coming to set I had my dog, which was really awesome. Trying to walk my dog in that suit...if there was any behind the scenes photographs, that would be the one to find. But I think just going to set with these happy people that are so excited to create this film made it the most warm, welcoming, hard-working. And then the music and meeting the men of Daft Punk, it was like what a crazy cool thing. It was like, 'What did you do today?' 'You don't have any idea what I did today. It's crazy up here!' It was really fun."
Will it be weird to come back to Comic Con and see people dressed up as you?
Beau Garrett: "Yes, crazy but exciting. Halloween - I'm waiting for Halloween. Well, it's before it so maybe next Halloween. But maybe the previews will inspire people."
Did you hold on to the outfit?
Beau Garrett: "I put that away. I was like, 'I will revisit you when I have to but right now I want to walk around barefoot for a long time.'"
Is this the type of movie you go pay to see at a theater?
Beau Garrett: "Oh yeah. I'm also kind of like an indie darling as well. Like I wasn't raised in a tech-heavy sci-fi world. My parents weren't big on that. I was raised watching comedy. I was big into The Jerk and that kind of thing. So this is different for me, but how could you not lose yourself. I loved Avatar - was a big Avatar fan. I just loved the Na'vis. I wanted to be a Na'vi. I felt like a Na'vi in this movie - a different type of Na'vi."
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