Video:Abbie Cornish Interview - Sucker Punchwith Rebecca Murray
Abbie Cornish stars as one of five girls locked up in a mental hospital in Warner Bros Pictures' 'Sucker Punch.' Cornish loved the athletic challenges of the role and talked about how her background fit the film at the movie's world premiere.See Transcript
Transcript:Abbie Cornish Interview - Sucker Punch
Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' Sucker Punch.
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Tell us about working on a Zack Snyder set.
Abbie Cornish: "Incredible, so much fun. It's like a second family. A lot of the times what Zack and Deb do is they whoever they work with - the crew that they really love working with - they take them to the next film. So for Sucker Punch for example, there was people from 300, people from Watchmen, and so it's a very tight knit group."
What was your take on the training? What did you do?
Abbie Cornish: "I absolutely adored the training. I'm a very physical person and I grew up with martial arts in my family. My mom was national full-body contact champion when I was about nine, so I was exposed to it as a kid. I kind of dabbled in mixed martial arts throughout my life. I guess growing up in the country and growing up with brothers, you just tend to spend so much time outdoors running around, riding motorbikes, riding horses, you know, building rafts and playing commandos, the list is long."
So you were made for Sucker Punch.
Abbie Cornish: "I think so."
Do you have a short synopsis of what Sucker Punch is about?
Abbie Cornish: "I do, a really well rehearsed one, actually. So, Sucker Punch is a film about five girls who band together to escape a psychiatric ward in the '60s. The story is linear but operates on three different levels: a reality, a sub-reality, and a dream world."
And next is The Girl?
Abbie Cornish: "Yes, I go off to Mexico to shoot that really soon."
What's your part?
Abbie Cornish: "It's a wonderful script, a very heartfelt, beautifully written script. I play a 25 year old woman from San Antonio who's lost her son to the welfare system. She sees an opportunity to make cash bringing illegal immigrants across the border, and her plan backfires. The rest is to be seen."
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