Video:Skyline Interviews - Crystal Reed and Tanya Newbouldwith Rebecca Murray
Crystal Reed and Tanya Newbould have to deal with invading aliens in the sci-fi action thriller 'Skyline' from directors Colin and Greg Strause. At the world premiere, Reed and Newbould talked about life on the set of the small budget film.See Transcript
Transcript:Skyline Interviews - Crystal Reed and Tanya NewbouldRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Rogue Pictures' Skyline.
Crystal Reed - 'Denise' in SkylineSo tell me what it was like on the set. What did you have to work against because obviously there aren't any aliens there?
Crystal Reed: "I had to work against all the beautiful elements of Marina Del Rey because that's where we shot. We were at a condo and when I was looking out the window, that's what I was looking at is the marina and the beautiful sky in California - people on their boats. Then they're like, 'Imagine mass destruction. Imagine aliens. Imagine fires and armageddon.' I'm like, 'Okay...just give me a second and I'll do that.'"
Because they didn't use much green screen, right?
Crystal Reed: "No. None of my scenes were green screen so I had to put a lot of work in and a lot of imaginary stuff. But that's, as an actor, what I love to do so it was rewarding. I haven't seen it, so we'll see."
So you do a lot of action? Are you fighting against the aliens?
Crystal Reed: "I do a lot of crying. But that's all I can say."
Anyone would cry when you're being attacked by aliens, right?
Crystal Reed: "I wouldn't cry."
Crystal Reed: "I wouldn't cry. I think that I would be like, 'Bring it on!' But Denise cries. She cries a little which is interesting because in the beginning she's sort of a strong character and then she crumbles a little. She breaks at the seams."
And you've got Teen Wolf too, right?
Crystal Reed: "Yes. So I actually flew in this morning at 8am and I'm like straight into hair and makeup, and I fly out tomorrow morning at 7am because I have to work tomorrow. It's crazy but it's so great. We're lucky enough to be with a cast that we really bonded really well. The writer's Jeff Davis, he created Criminal Minds, and he's incredibly brilliant. It's crazy we work with him. And we have a director of photography so visually the tone is really dark and edgy, but it's still sexy and really funny."
Dark and edgy is not what describes the original Teen Wolf.
Crystal Reed: "No, not at all. It's nothing like the original Teen Wolf. I mean it has its comedic aspects but it's not..."
Crystal Reed: "It's not campy. Like I said it has its moments, but I would compare it to more along the lines of True Blood. Of course it's cable so we don't see all the..."
There are no naked teen wolves.
Crystal Reed: "No. But it is MTV so we definitely push the envelope which I like and I'm real happy to be a part of."
Tanya Newbould - 'Jen' in SkylineSo tell me how your character works into this whole alien thing.
Tanya Newbould: "Well, the way my character works into this is I am in the movie at a part where you start going, 'Okay, something's really wrong.' You kind of see through my eyes what's going to happen next, and it's pretty intense."
How easy is it to work up that energy when there's actually nothing there?
Tanya Newbould: "That's a great question. You have to really be focused. You have take a moment. You have to really dig deep within yourself and pull on things that it has to be real because if it's not real to me, it's not going to be real to you. It's not going to be real to the audience, and that's the most important thing. So even from a long shot - there was one take where I was like, 'I'm going to take it easy. The camera's way over there,' and then I heard it and I was like, 'No, I can't do that.' I had to make sure it was really intense the whole way through. But also great directors, great crew, great cast. That all makes it very easy to make it believable because I'm looking at Scottie [Thompson], who plays Elaine, and she's all worked up."
The trailers don't make it look like a low budget film, but this had basically no budget, right?
Tanya Newbould: "Well I knew getting to work with Colin and Greg Strause because of their past and what they've done with Alien vs Predator and all the CG effects they've done on Avatar, 300, all the different movies, I knew it was going to be really amazing so I wasn't really concerned about that. But then as Relativity Media got onboard with Brett Ratner and then Universal Studios, it got a life of its own - a life I'm very happy to be part of."
Are you a believer? Are there aliens out there?
Tanya Newbould: "Oh honey, I think it's foolish if we think we're the only life form in the universe. But let me tell you something, I'm really glad that they ain't coming down right now, okay?"
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