Video:10,000 BC-Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Marco Khan Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
No mammoths or saber-toothed tigers showed up on the red carpet in front of Graumann's Chinese Theater, but the stars of the film turned out for the US Premiere of '10,000 BC,' the latest epic movie from writer/director Roland Emmerich.See Transcript
Transcript:10,000 BC-Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Marco Khan InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the US Premiere of 10,000 BC.
Camilla Belle ('Evolet')
Tell me about the makeup process. How long did it actually take you?
Camilla Belle: "Basically two or three hours every morning. We'd start out with the wig, put the wig on and then kind of wrap it up, then the mud, a fake tan a few times a week spray tan. The mud, the dirt, it was quite a long process. And then the wardrobe took a very long time to put on as well."
And you had contacts. Now why did they think that back then you would have had to had contacts?
Camilla Belle: "It's really just a part of my character actually, more than anything. No one else does. It's something special about her."
Camilla Belle: "The blue eyes I don't know."
And working with Roland Emmerich, he's done these huge epics before so he must have a nice system. How easy is it to work for him and is he collaborative?
Camilla Belle: "He's very collaborative. I was actually very pleasantly surprised by that. I wasn't expecting that at all from seeing his work. And he really does work with the actors between every single take, going in and collaborating with ideas. I was really pleasantly surprised by his work process."
When you're working against something that's not there, is it storyboarded out? Is that how you figure out what you're doing? Is there something physically on the set representing it or how does it work?
Camilla Belle: "It depends. The section that I did with the terror birds, that was basically stunt men in tight blue leotards chasing after us with blue heads, which is very funny. I was just laughing the entire time, basically."
How do you stop from laughing? How do you ever get serious about stunt guys in blue?
Camilla Belle: "It's hard to. You just have to continue with the scene, block them out and continue. But in between every take you start laughing again."
Cliff Curtis ('TicTic')
Cliff Curtis: "I think we love big, epic movies. I love just seeing the scale of something so huge, and just the mythology of one true love and they're going to save everybody. I don't know. These movies work. Just like Lord of the Rings or Star Wars. Just these mythologies, it's like people love to see something they can believe in."
And you play a mentor to the young guy [played by Steven Strait]?
Cliff Curtis: "I'm kind of like Gandalf, really, but I've got dreadlocks."
Any magical powers?
Cliff Curtis: "No magical powers. I don't know they wrote that part out."
Marco Khan ('One-Eye')
How strange is it to be working on a movie set 10,000 BC?
Marco Khan: "Well, I really don't have any words for it because it's never been done before. I haven't experienced anything or read anything from 10,000 BC except the History Channel and those kinds of things. And compared to the History Channel and the 10,000 BC that we believe happened No, I'm just kidding. It's different, but it's fantastic."
Working with Roland Emmerich, he's so used to these big, epic productions. How was he as a director?
Marco Khan: "He was fantastic. I mean, he's such a creative person and the visions and what he sees, it just blows my mind what he can see and what he can visualize something. Because most directors, if they don't work with special effects, if they can't see where they are, it's pretty hard to direct your actors what to do or what to expect. And he knows, he's done it before with Day After Tomorrow and everything else. He's genius."