Video:Avatar Sam Worthington and Joel David Moore Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
Sam Worthington stars as a disabled ex-Marine who finds himself leading the battle to save an alien race (Na'vi) in James Cameron's 'Avatar.' Joel David Moore co-stars as a scientist fighting the good fight, and Wes Studi plays a leader of the Na'vi.See Transcript
Transcript:Avatar Sam Worthington and Joel David Moore InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the LA Premiere of 20th Century Fox's Avatar.
Sam Worthington – 'Jake Sully' in Avatar
What's the coolest thing about Jake?
Sam Worthington: "He doesn't take any crap. He doesn't believe that he's got a disability. He believes that people who are telling him what he can not do – they've got the disability. I think that's a good message."
Did James Cameron give you any advice when you first started working with him?
Sam Worthington: "Be myself and watch my tongue."
With this and Terminator Salvation you're having a great year.
Sam Worthington: "I'm lucky to get a job. I try to do movies that I would go and see."
Sam, how tough is it to do the accent, do the wheelchair, do the performance capture, do all that and still make the character human?
Sam Worthington: "Which part of that do you want me to answer first?"
All of it.
Sam Worthington: "The accent I'm still struggling with because I'm still learning my craft. The performance capture is liberating. Working with Jim Cameron is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Does that answer those questions?"
Yes, it does. What is it like being in that performance capture helmet?
Sam Worthington: "It's freeing. Well, acting is reacting so you're only as good as your fellow actors. And when you work with Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver, you tend to be pretty darn good."
How do you think it came out?
Sam Worthington: "All I can do is my job. We can't change the movie now so you have to hand it over and hopefully a 10 year old kid walking past or a person that in this economy is willing to pay 16 bucks to go to this movie gets the adventure of a lifetime."
Joel David Moore – 'Norm' in Avatar
Tell me what it was like wearing that performance capture helmet and doing that work?
Joel David Moore: "It was crazy but I liked it because it put us all sort of at the same level. Like, we all looked ridiculous so Zoe, the beautiful Zoe Saldana, I was like, 'You're still in the same thing that I am, mamma. There's no difference.' But look at this. This is such a great adventure and it's a thrill ride and I can't wait for people to see this movie."
Is there something in it for women?
Joel David Moore: "Absolutely. It's a love story. Why wouldn't you go? Look, that's what Jim Cameron does really well – he tells a great story. It's all about the story. So, women, don't be afraid of the technology. You're going to love this movie, I promise you. And me – come on!"
Wes Studi – 'Eytukan' in Avatar
What was it like having to wear the performance capture outfit?
Wes Studi: "That was the roughest part of it. But you know it takes about two to three hours to get used to, not that much. But the problem is that it's always right there in front of you, a light glaring in your eyes. I think I may be about half blind now. I'm going to check out the insurance on the whole bit."
Who do you think this film appeals to?
Wes Studi: "Anyone with an open mind will love to watch this film. It's a great adventure; it's a great romance. What it really is is a very old story told in a brand new way."
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