Sorority Row - Jamie Chung and Maxx Hennard Interviews
Maxx Hennard does not think that Sorority Row _______________ the original film.
So tell me how your character is different than every other sorority girl in this.
Jamie Chung: "Well, Claire is outgoing and kind of goes with the flow. Most of the girls on the show kind of think for themselves, and Claire doesn't really care. She enjoys being the right-hand woman of Jessica - the queen bitch. But you know the great thing about her is she has a change of heart and you really see her character grow throughout the movie. So, she has a change of heart."
Is it tough for you to be the person who just goes with the flow?
Jamie Chung: "Absolutely. You know to be stepped on by Jessica... She really finds her strengths midway."
And action, you're so used to action this must have been a walk in the park for you, right?
Jamie Chung: "It was cake."
Did you have to do anything to get ready for this?
Jamie Chung: "No. We tried different pulls, you know, for the porch scene but really it was just a lot of fun."
Are you ready for Sucker Punch?
Jamie Chung: "Oh my gosh..."
Are you training?
Jamie Chung: "I have bruises on my legs. I do. But you know what? I was like, 'I'm not going to cover them with makeup because I'm proud of them.' I'm working hard. All the girls have been working extremely hard. They're already into their 12th week of training. I mean these girls look insanely strong. They're beautiful. They're all fantastic women."
I love Zack Snyder. He's one of my favorite directors.
Jamie Chung: "It's going to be amazing. I'm so excited. I can't wait."
Is it all female-driven? You guys are just out there kicking ass the whole time?
Jamie Chung: "It is. You know, it's kind of similar to this movie. Girls just kicking ass, being strong, independent - it's great."
Is that your favorite type of film?
Jamie Chung: "So far, yeah. It's a trend. Two female ensemble casts. It's pretty exciting."
Tell me about your role in this. I hear you play the mischievous boyfriend. Is that how he's described?
Maxx Hennard: "Yeah, I play the mischievous boyfriend. He's basically a guy who's all about hooking up with whoever and, I guess, whatever he can the last night of college."
Maxx Hennard: "Okay, he's about hooking up with whoever. He's not picky as long as it's got two legs. No, I'm just kidding. Maybe. I don't know. But, yeah, he's all about hooking up with whoever and wherever he can. And it's definitely known and he definitely gets what's coming to him for being such a sleazeball."
Are you giving away a spoiler? Are you telling us that you die?
Maxx Hennard: "I'm not saying I die. Something messed up happens to me."
Mostly this was a female-dominated set. What was that like?
Maxx Hennard: "Yeah. Females, man, taking over. Well, you definitely never get bored. Wherever you're looking, there's always like a hot girl around. I mean, I keep saying they did not bar none with the women in this movie. They got all the hotties - extras and the main cast. It's ridiculous."
Did you see the original film?
Maxx Hennard: "I did."
How does it compare?
Maxx Hennard: "I honestly don't think it compares that much, you know? It shares the same name, but it's pretty different. It's way better. Even Spike, they said it's so good that it shouldn't even be called a remake. So that's a pretty good compliment because this is the era of remakes. It's like remake after remake so it's good that we are remaking something that's not quite remake-y-ish."
And Dear John with Channing Tatum.
Maxx Hennard: "Yeah, Dear John. That was sweet. I worked with Channing Tatum on that and he's a really nice guy, so it was a fun experience. The director was amazing. That was a fun set. I got to dress like a soldier, something I've always wanted to be but I don't have the guts to, I guess. So as long as I get to play it in movies, that's cool."
Do you have scenes where you are fighting or is it after you come back? How does it work?
Maxx Hennard: "It's like training. There's like training stuff. I'm not in any fighting scenes. I'm just kind of there, being Sergeant Berg in the house."
Any type of war movies are not going over well at the box office right now, so how is this one going to change that?
Maxx Hennard: "Well, you know, it's a war movie but it's not. Dear John, if any of you guys have read the book, it's more of a love story with like war in the background. It's not like you're going to have these intense battle scenes where you see the bullets flying. It's like Channing Tatum, 'I'm hot and I love this girl, and I'm in camis.'"
That sells it right there.
Maxx Hennard: "He's the man right now. Put him in anything, put him in a box with nothing and it's like he's got it."
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