Michelle Rodriguez Battle: Los Angeles Interview
Michelle didn't sleep in a _____________ but got up every morning at 4:00 to drive to the camp.
Michelle Rodriguez: "He's very funny. That's the South African humor. You have to catch it. It's a little sarcastic but I love him."
What's so good about him as a director?
Michelle Rodriguez: "He's a cool cat. He's down to earth. He's got a really great eye. He's very intuitive and he has an innate understanding of what kind of works and what doesn't. I think that he's a collaborative worker. He likes to work with everybody on the team. And I think that when you have an understanding that teamwork is everything, you are on your way to being an incredibly successful director."
Especially with this because teamwork is what this is all about. You guys have to battle aliens, so how do you form that bond as a team?
Michelle Rodriguez: "Bootcamp kind of helps."
What did you go through in bootcamp?
Michelle Rodriguez: "What didn't we go through? I didn't have to sleep in these tents like the boys did, you know. I had to wake up at 4 in the morning to drive over to the camp every morning. You know, the excruciating workout, the gun training, the taking apart weapons, putting them back together, the sweating at the 100 degree weather, people passing out, people throwing up because they can't run the two miles that have to be run. You know, doing this as a team it kind of makes you feel closer to each other. I still talk to the boys. I mean they're all my friends now."
What sets this apart from every other alien movie out there?
Michelle Rodriguez: "What sets it apart from every other alien movie out there I think has a lot to do with the perspective, the way that it's shot. It has a very documentary feel to it, a documentary vibe to it which I think brings a new, fresh kind of outlook to the situation because you feel like a character through the whole process. And you're in the midst of all the action. It's, to me, reminiscent of playing Modern Warfare."
Michelle Rodriguez: "Yes. I grabbed my fingers while I was watching it. I was like trying to move out of the way but it wouldn't. 'Come on, man!' I can't wait for there to be that event when all of a sudden you go to a movie theater and they give you a joystick."
Wouldn't it be cool?
Michelle Rodriguez: "Brad Pitt I can move you now. I'm the director. Take that!"
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