Video:The Final Destination - Nick Zano Interviewwith Rebecca Murray
If you've seen any of the 'Final Destination' movies, you know the plot involves a group of people trying to cheat death. Nick Zano plays one of the would-be victims in the fourth film of the franchise, 'The Final Destination,' the first one in 3-D.See Transcript
Transcript:The Final Destination - Nick Zano InterviewRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the world premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' The Final Destination.
Nick Zano – 'Hunt' in The Final DestinationYou're a fan of the franchise going in, right? Did I read that right?
Nick Zano: "You read it right. Where did you read it?"
The production notes. Why were you a fan?
Nick Zano: "Well, Final was like one of those that America really clicked onto, and there's a reason they made four. They're obviously striking a nerve with everyone. The first one I saw, I was impressed by the concept. The concept alone is different. That's why everyone wants more of it. And this one is a nice compilation of all three movies. It's basically giving the fans what they want. It's like, 'We heard what you want from the first three, and here it is.'"
How does it push it being 3-D? How is it different from the other three?
Nick Zano: "3-D is pretty gnarly. What they're doing in 3-D isn't pretty, and it's in 3-D. So it's one of those things where it has a lot of differences."
I also read that he's not exactly the most likeable character. Is that true?
Nick Zano: "It's true. It's completely true."
How much fun is it to play that?
Nick Zano: "It's sort of a hybrid between two guys I know and I won't say who they are. But I will say that it's them at their worst moments, so it's that. But he's still somewhat likeable."
And working with David Ellis because he comes from a stunt background – how was that?
Nick Zano: "If you ever want to feel like super feminine, work with David Ellis. Dave is like a dude. He's like the real deal dude. He's a man. So like if you try to gripe about something, he calls upon an analogy he had where he was stabbed in a bear suit. So you're like, 'What am I really complaining about?' Somebody pulls a finger, I'm not bleeding, don't make me feel more like a coward."
So do you go through hell in this?
Nick Zano: "Yeah, it wasn't fun. My death wasn't fun. It was a couple days of being inside your head in the worst place, but it was a nice payoff."
You have a good death scene?
Nick Zano: "Yeah, yeah, yeah. A good death scene is worth the work."
Besides your own, do you have a favorite death scene from this?
Nick Zano: "Oh yeah, I totally do but I can't give it away."
What are you working on next?
Nick Zano: "Cougar Town. I'm doing it with Courteney Cox. I'm playing her boyfriend this season, which has been a lot of fun. We're three episodes in and so far, so fun. It's been good. She's a great lady to work for and work with. It's a bunch of established people. It's like playing for the Yankees and you kind of just want to be like a Jorge Posada. You don't want to be the star of it, but you just want to be a solid…you can count on me to pull my own weight."
Playing opposite her must be pretty cool. She's a beautiful lady.
Nick Zano: "The greatest day. And the thing is, she's so damned motivated. She's super motivated and as she is motivated, she is kind. She's a very nice woman."