Video:Lucas Till Interview - Battle: LA and X-Men: First Classwith Rebecca Murray
Lucas Till ('Hannah Montana: The Movie') helps fight off an alien invasion in 'Battle: Los Angeles' from Columbia Pictures. At the LA premiere, Till talked about the training, bonding with the cast, and his next film: 'X-Men: First Class.'See Transcript
Transcript:Lucas Till Interview - Battle: LA and X-Men: First Class
Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the LA Premiere of Columbia Pictures' Battle: Los Angeles.
Lucas Till - 'Grayston' in Battle: Los Angeles
Tell me about working on this because you guys went through hell to train.
Lucas Till: "Yeah, I mean, maybe you would call it hell but I kind of enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun."
You had to wear those big heavy packs in the heat. How could that possibly be fun?
Lucas Till: "It did get annoying for lunch. You had to take it all off. Or to go pee, you had to take it all off. But, you know, I enjoyed it."
Does it help when you're doing something like that that you're actually bonding with your fellow cast members?
Lucas Till: "Oh, you have no idea. That was such a necessary thing. We all really got along. I was 19 at the time. A lot of the guys are a lot older than me, but I still got along with them really well. You're forced to when you're with everyone for three weeks camping out and shooting machine guns."
And you're being trained by Marines so you have to make sure you get it right.
Lucas Till: "Oh yeah, you'd get yelled out if you don't."
Was there anything that they taught you that you really weren't expecting, that you didn't know that was what the lifestyle was going to be like?
Lucas Till: "No, I think I kind of enjoy that lifestyle already. But I was not expecting the day we went up in a helicopter. They're just like, 'Yeah, you're going up.' They just clicked us on and we went up. That's probably my least favorite thing."
You've also got X-Men: First Class coming up. Why isn't Cyclops in it when you're backstories are tied together?
Lucas Till: "They're supposed to be and they're going a different direction, but still ambiguous."
Did you think that was kind of strange? Did you know the X-Men franchise?
Lucas Till: "No, not really because I want to see new characters. You know, I can watch X-Men all the time. I can watch those movies over and over again, I can watch the animated series, but I want to see a new film, completely new characters. You've got Beast and Mystique and they're just solid. They have to be in the storyline. But you bring in Alex Summers, you bring in Angel Salvadore - which is a brand new character I've never even heard of - you know, Banshee, those are fan favorites so it's going to be neat."
What was the set like?
Lucas Till: "It's set in the 60s which was so neat to be a part of something like that, yeah."
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