Video:Daryl Sabara Interview - John Carter of Marswith Rebecca Murray
Daryl Sabara hit the red carpet for the world premiere of Disney's 'Prom,' and before taking in the special screening he talked about one of 2012's most anticipated films: 'John Carter of Mars.'See Transcript
Transcript:Daryl Sabara Interview - John Carter of Mars
Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' Prom.
Daryl Sabara from John Carter of Mars and Spy Kids 4
You've just finished up a couple of movies.
Daryl Sabara: "Spy Kids 4, Worst Prom Ever coming out on MTV May 10th, and then John Carter of Mars comes out next year. It's going to be fun."
Tell me about your role in that.
Daryl Sabara: "I'm really excited about it. I play Edgar Rice Burroughs, he's the author of all the John Carter stories. He's the author of Tarzan. But this one is just John Carter for now. He plays John Carter's nephew, because in the story Edgar Rice Burroughs incorporates himself and says that John Carter is his uncle and that the stories are actually John Carter's private journal. And so the story's kind of seen through Edgar's eyes."
What's that set like?
Daryl Sabara: "The set is just like being in a huge...it doesn't feel right. Like, the sets are literally - they feel like 10 stories tall. They are so tall and everybody has these incredible body makeup. All my stuff is on Earth so I shot all my scenes in London, kind of like in an old Chicago. But it's a period piece - it's my first period piece. I feel like the movie has a little bit of everything in it, and that's what I'm really excited to see."
You read the synopsis and it does.
Daryl Sabara: "Right. And to see it all on screen together is just going to be really cool to see."
Is there any scene in particular that you can't wait to see how it translates to the screen?
Daryl Sabara: "I don't know if I can say anything. Just when you first see Mars, I think when John Carter first lands on Mars - I'm really excited to see how Mars looks in Andrew's eyes and everyone's eyes."
This is Andrew Stanton's first live-action film, right?
Daryl Sabara: "This is his first live-action. I mean, I feel so lucky to get to work with him. Everyone's so great and just so normal. And it's a passion project of Andrew's. He's been wanting to do it since he was a kid. I've known the book since I was little. My grandfather would read them to me, and so I've known them and I'm so excited. I feel so lucky to be a part of something I'm so excited about."
Do you think it's probably the most excited you've been about being a part of a film?
Daryl Sabara: "Honestly, it is. So far, this is the most excited I've ever been about being a part of a project."
And then you got to go back and reunite with Robert Rodriguez.
Daryl Sabara: "I did Machete with Robert and we played around with that, and then I did Spy Kids 4 10 years later."
It's been 10 years?
Daryl Sabara: "I know - I was 7. Almost 11years. I was 7 when I did the first one and I'm almost 18."
You're growing up.
Daryl Sabara: "I'm trying to, you know? Now you can see me at a prom in The Worst Prom Ever, kind of the anti-Prom movie. So that'll be fun, May 10th. There are a bunch of girls around me, maybe some love interests... So, we'll see."
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