Video:Wes Bentley and Vienna Girardi Interviews-Jonah Hex Premierewith Rebecca Murray
Wes Bentley joined his 'Jonah Hex' cast mates on the red carpet for the LA premiere of the Warner Bros Picture film. Also hitting the carpet was 'The Bachelor's' Vienna Girardi who provided the scoop on being a part of a reality TV show.See Transcript
Transcript:Wes Bentley and Vienna Girardi Interviews-Jonah Hex PremiereRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the LA premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' Jonah Hex.
Wes Bentley - 'Adleman Lusk' in Jonah HexWhat was it like squaring off against John Malkovich?
Wes Bentley: "Oh, that was... I don't think you can call it squaring off because he's completely intimidating."
He kind of kicks your ass.
Wes Bentley: "Yeah. He's a hilarious guy, a really nice guy, really funny guy but you know when they said, 'Action,' very intimidating. It was easy to do my role because I was supposed to be intimidated. He just sat there."
What's the appeal of doing a Jonah Hex movie?
Wes Bentley: "Well, you know, I love comic books - I always have. But I'm also from the South and it's got a Southern tinge to it, and I liked that. But you know I've always like how comic book movies keep trying to press new genres out of it instead of being the typical thing, and Jonah Hex definitely seemed like that. I was interested to find out what it would be."
Were you familiar with the source material at all?
Wes Bentley: "Only a little bit, not a lot. I didn't know a whole lot about it."
What was it like being on the set? It has such a Western feel to it.
Wes Bentley: "It's cool. This was a great set, great crew, a lot of fun. Everybody was really light and it was a great crew to be around."
Jimmy Hayward's only directed animated movies so how does he handle people?
Wes Bentley: "He was great. Yeah, he's a character himself. If he couldn't tell you, he'd show you with the big body movements and the faces. He was interesting to work with, a great guy."
I was kind of surprised with all the killings that go on in this that it's a PG-13 film. Is there an R-rated version you think?
Wes Bentley: "Probably. I don't know."
Did you shoot more than what was in the film?
Wes Bentley: "I didn't. I can't speak to what they have."
Vienna Girardi - The BachelorIs it as intrusive as it seems being on a reality show? It seems to me like you're under the microscope constantly.
Vienna Girardi: "All the time. You got from being an absolute nobody to everybody screaming your name while you walk into a grocery store."
How do you handle that?
Vienna Girardi: "It's hard because I don't know this industry, I don't know this world so to come from a little town and then all of a sudden be thrown into this is really difficult. And it's not like you can just run to the grocery store with your hair in a ponytail and your sweatpants."
Someone will take a cellphone photo and it'll be all over the internet.
Vienna Girardi: "Exactly. It's very hard to be thrown into it and not to go into it gradually."
So other people who are going to do this, are there any suggestions on how to handle it?
Vienna Girardi: "You know what? If you're going to do this, be a strong individual because it takes a lot. You have to have thick skin, something I did not have. I grew thick skin in the last five months. People don't realize that when you go into this world you open the entire world up to your life. And every little aspect of your life, like every little thing that I do, people know about it."
They really think they know you. It's not like you're playing a character - they think they know you.
Vienna Girardi: "Yeah, they do. People really think that they know you. They do."
That's kind of freaky. Have you had any strange encounters based on the fact that people think they know who you are?
Vienna Girardi: "I wouldn't say strange; it's flattering. People run up and hug me and be like, 'Vienna, how are you?,' and they'll just be like an old friend. And you know occasionally I have to double-take because I'm like, 'Do we know this person? Oh my gosh, what's her name?' But I don't, but it's so nice. It's really flattering because they do know you and they feel for you. They look at you as a friend and they're so supportive. I mean, I love every one of my supporters. I go on my Twitter and literally I could write, 'I'm doing the fitness competition for bikini in three months,' - it's a new division - and I Twittered that I was working out, getting in shape and ready for this fitness competition and everyone of my Twitters were like, 'Good luck! When's the competition? When can we watch? Let us know your schedule. When are you working out?' It's just like, 'Wow.' You have so many supporters, that's what so great about it."
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