Video:Garrett Hedlund Tron Legacy Interviewwith Rebecca Murray
Garrett Hedlund stars as Jeff Bridges' son in the 'Tron' sequel, 'Tron: Legacy.' And at the 2010 Comic Con, the much-anticipated sequel turned out to be one of the most talked about films presented to the sold-out Con crowd.See Transcript
Transcript:Garrett Hedlund Tron Legacy InterviewRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.
Garrett Hedlund - Tron: LegacyGarrett Hedlund: "It's just such a privilege. When I first had my very first meeting with Joseph Kosinski, the director, and Sean Bailey, the producer, they showed me the video effects footage and to me it's really nerve-wracking to ever take any meeting on a sort of blockbuster kind of vehicle, something that's so vast. It was never kind of anything that I was comfortable in doing. I was always comfortable in being a supporting role with great people that I could learn from. Then this, having to be there every day all day was my very first experience. But being there every day with Jeff Bridges and Olivia Wilde and Joseph Kosinski it was like we became such a wonderful sort of little family. It's the greatest experience I've ever had filming, you know? And also within this world... Now that we get to look back and see it - at that point it was just a bunch of blue screen and bright lights - and now seeing what they're accumulating into it, my god I'm so proud to be a part of it."
What was that set like? What was it like every day on the set for you?
Garrett Hedlund: "See, like this set, it wasn't all just blue screen all the time. We had sets like this to be able to work off of. In this particular set, me and Olivia actually have one big sort of battle on this. The set is about a third of the size that it actually was, but if you look at it you see the dimensions of it and you see where the director Joseph Kosinski's mind is in the world of architecture. And you get to see how unique and how this sort of really never been done before in terms of visually, in terms of the specifics. He's very specific and he's very precise in his mind in terms of... He's an incredible director and for the world to see the work that he's put into this, and also from Eric Barba and the whole team down at Digital Domain who did the work on Benjamin Button and others, it's just an incredible feat and accomplishment. I'm just so excited to see it myself, you know, because I haven't seen much of it. But any little bit of it that I do see gives me the goosebumps."
Talk about playing Jeff Bridges' son. That's pretty major.
Garrett Hedlund: "Yeah. Well it is because I'd always looked up to Jeff so much, you know, as an actor. I'd always looked at his films for inspiration and as an example of how to be if I were to get roles. Just his uniqueness and how there are no rules, and how you can go from here to there and all the colors of the rainbow that he deals with between scenes. Especially now and being across from him and dealing with these scenes together, it's such a growing process for me. It seems almost unfair because I feel so lucky to be a part of it and to be able to have this experience with Jeff and Joseph Kosinski who's probably going to be the next greatest director."
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