Cinema Blend interviewed Sigourney Weaver about Abduction, Rampart, and Ghostbusters 3.
What was it about this character that drew you in?
You know, I think I really liked the story. It’s a really interesting coming of age story and I love John Singleton’s work and I did know, I had seen the Twilight movies, so I knew who Taylor was. I didn’t know Lily, she’s amazing. So what appealed to me was that often I’m asked to carry a much bigger responsibility. In this case my responsibility was very specific and I wanted the challenge of doing what I called a “James Mason” part. You probably don’t know who that is!
Of course I do!
[laughs] These wonderful sort of British actors who come in and they have to do something for the movie very well and in a very streamlined way. And I felt like that was my job, was to sort of set something up and make you absolutely believe it and then absolutely turn it on its end and make you believe something else. I enjoyed the challenge of that. It’s exciting.
Do you find it more of a challenge then when you are in a lead role?
I think it is more challenging. I mean, the challenges in playing a lead role are just different. It’s more about stamina and letting yourself go. I think you have to be much more like a surgeon when you’re playing a pivotal supporting role.
What’s your process like when preparing for a role and a) does it change between large and small parts, b) has it changed over the course of your career and c) how did you prepare for this role specifically?
Well, every role is different. Every role sort of teaches you how to prepare for it. In this case, I’ve been in therapy for so many years [laughs] that I felt I could do that. And I thought that she was a real therapist. And then the other part, that sensation of suddenly having everything in jeopardy and having that training that training sort of re-establish itself was, I thought, an interesting thing and I haven’t really done an action picture in a while, so I thought that it was aligned with what Geri goes through. I enjoyed all of that and I got to sort of work in order, luckily. I was glad we got to do that first scene that sets everything up. Of course, I’m not a very good shrink because I’m telling him to repress the bad dream [laughs].
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Source: Cinema Blend