Video:Seth Green Interview-Mars Needs Moms and Buffy Rebootwith Rebecca Murray
Seth Green gets to channel his inner child in 'Mars Needs Moms,' a performance capture movie from Walt Disney Pictures. Green plays nine year old Milo in the family film, and at the premiere he talked about the special suit and the stunts.See Transcript
Transcript:Seth Green Interview-Mars Needs Moms and Buffy Reboot
Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' Mars Needs Moms.
Seth Green - 'Milo' in Mars Needs Moms
Going back in time and playing a nine year old, was that pretty cool?
Seth Green: "It was a really interesting challenge and I got excited to do it. Before I got the part, Simon [Wells] asked me if I thought I could play a kid in this medium, and I thought that I could. Then I set about paying...it sounds really silly to say, but I started paying attention to kids."
Did you really?
Seth Green: "Yeah. Well, just because kids do things that adults don't do. They don't pay attention to the way that their body moves, and they're not concerned or refined or anything. They're usually just sort of impulsive. That's what I tried to draw on."
Does having those dots on you and being aware of that change how you're moving your body and what you're doing?
Seth Green: "You have to get over that really quickly. You start to just use the medium to your advantage, even though you're imagining everything that you're doing. If you've got glasses, you fake adjust your glasses. It just makes you more connected to your personal performance because your focus is so intense."
And there's nothing around you on the set?
Seth Green: "No. Well, there's little things. They have things that represent stuff. If you're about to climb stairs, they have stairs. But they all have registration dots so that the cameras can pick them up."
And you get to do it over and over again, without having any break time.
Seth Green: "Well, that's the amazing thing is that you don't have to. Because the cameras are all running at the same time, you never have to get a close-up or a master."
Clare Grant: "They always get the shot."
Seth Green: "You never miss it. So everyone can give their best take at the same time."
Was it freeing for you?
Seth Green: "Yeah. Initially restricting because of the suits and stuff. But then it's hugely liberating because you can do and be anything."
How long did it take you to forget you were wearing the suit? Or did you actually ever forget it?
Seth Green: "You never really forget. You're always aware of it, but it's the same as wearing any kind of make-up or restrictive clothing or a microphone. The stuff that's behind the scenes you have to pretend doesn't exist so it doesn't appear on camera. It's a similar thing."
And then you're in a harness a lot?
Seth Green: "I was in a flying harness for like 90% of the movie."
Seth Green: "It's a painful, painful thing. But I was working with the same stunt team that coordinated Avatar so we did a bunch of... Dan Fogler and I just did high-wire action movies on those same stunt rigs, you know?"
He said you were doing Matrix moves.
Seth Green: "It was really fun, yeah."
Is that going to be on the DVD?
Seth Green: "I don't know. It was pretty exciting. We had a Velcro ninja star fight at one point."
And they actually stick to you?
Seth Green: "Yeah, because we're wearing Velcro suits."
I've got to ask you this...they're doing the Buffy remake...
Seth Green: "Is that actually happening or is it just being booted about?"
Clare Grant: "I don't want to think about it."
I don't want to think about it either. I'm a huge Buffy freak and I don't want them to touch it without Joss Whedon involved.
Clare Grant: "Buffy isn't Buffy without Joss."
Seth Green: "I mean, I really feel the same way."
Clare Grant: "I don't know how anybody couldn't feel the same way."
Seth Green: "We're living in a world where people are making creative decisions based on a familiar brand. So they're like, 'Oh, Buffy is a brand that people recognize. Vampires are popular. Let's reboot Buffy.' It's very recent to be rebooting it, although they're rebooting Spider-Man five years later so who knows?"
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