forward to the day when I can do a small
and it's not about me wearing a fucking
bathing suit or chaps.
that I do are usually physically demanding
in one way or another. It's a good
way to keep your health
on track. Especially when you've been on-set
for 14 hours, it's nice to relieve that
in another way than having to rely on a
all been living in denial about it, but
now it's starting
to sink in and it's very upsetting.
As we count down to the last three episodes,
it's getting harder
and harder to read the lines, do the scenes,
without one of us breaking down in tears.
And I have to admit, I'm a pretty emotional
person and I'm probably taking this harder
than the others. This has been my family
for ten years and now suddenly I'm wondering
is going to be like without that closeness.
the trouble with "Me,
Myself and Irene" - although it's
a brilliant performance and Jim Carrey's
absolutely one of the best
and I love
his energy and what he did in that film
- but it's sort of bending towards the social
misunderstanding of what schizophrenia is.
It's not about duel personalities, it's
about separate planes of reason.
would look at the 28-year-old guy
playing the war veteran in a film
and tell my parents,
"I don't know why the director
doesn't see me in that role. I might be
a little short, but I can do it.".
realized that no matter what I thought
in the past about how I constructed a character,
I needed to know that the outside shell
looked OK. If you're going to be a pirate,
wear an eye patch. The more you inform
yourself and fuel the internal engine that
drives the character, then you get to the
point where you can be standing on a hillside
saying no dialogue but completely communicating
to every person that's watching that film
all of those peaks of desperation, joy,
and acceptance without saying a single word.
thing about films
is you learn
new stuff all the time.
You think you can get to a point where you've
got it all down. But then another, different
what I do is extraordinary - being able
to make these pictures
and doing something you love.
So, I'll just keep doing it. I love it,
I don't do it for the awards.
was deja vu for me. It was so cool. I felt
as if I had seen his words already, knew
them all by heart. Then, after I began studying
scientology, I realized the words had come
from my heart in a previous life.
Thats why I say that as glorious and
enviable as my present life is, making War
of the Worlds and all those other
cant compare to writing Romeo
and Juliet or the sonnets.
instance, I think
one shouldn't always talk about "the
government" but about the people
who are in the government. One shouldn't
always generalize. But if someone hates
us from the bottom of their heart, they
will see exactly what they want to see in
to produce pictures
because I've been in so many and I just
making movies. I like to be fully involved
in each movie I do whether I'm starring
in it or producing it. I look at the rushes
every day and discuss the film with the
director, throwing in advice if needed.
I recognise the importance
of every stage of film making and so many
things can go wrong.
I try to create
an environment where the least mistakes
can happen. I see them coming up because
I've been there, so now it's easier to find
solutions and rectify problems.
seeing the film
for our lives,
even in the bathtub.
haven't deliberately set out to play the
bombshell in my movies.
In fact, it's probably been quite the opposite.
After the success
of The Mask, I wasn't offered all that many
blonde bombshell parts, to be honest.
I think people
from the beginning that I could actually
walk and talk at the same time.
expectations are probably bigger in Europe
than they are in America,
largely because it was bigger hit here than
in the States. That said, there's a huge
push behind the film,
and everyone involved is on tenter hooks
to see how it does.
turned down three films
during the making of Gangs of New
York, so I know there is a lot riding
on this for me. There were a lot of phone
calls, meetings, faxes and cancellations.
But that is the price of being able to stay
on a film like this and try and take on
it's a risk
to do a movie
of this calibre on a subject matter and
a point in history
very familiar with. It's a tough subject
- so salary-wise
you have to make sacrifices to make a certain
film happen. I would have been an idiot
to pass up the opportunity
with Mr Scorsese.
All I know
is that when you make a movie
it's something you have to live
with forever. It's not a job
I take lightly.
where my face was put on every magazine
cover around the world
and the movie
was such a phenomenon, I really had no control
over that. So for the last couple of years,
media-wise I've been trying to regain some
in what people
say about me.
that ever scared me was The Exorcist. I
remember sitting in front of the television
with my mother,
curled up on the couch, watching that movie
and once that movie was over, I could not
in the bed alone; I had to sleep with my
mum after that because I was so petrified.
Even to this day, I can't watch it.
we have made a movie
are going to find funny
and something that can be a shared experience
for the entire family
in a way that's emotionally
as a story but also works as a comedy and
captures the spirit of the holidays
all kind of rolled into one.
is visceral. It has the power
to draw you in and have you experience
something on an emotional
level that you may not be able logically
like to be in control.
I'm quite a bossy lady. But producing
is a nightmare.
It makes a lot of people
particularly when they realise the producer's
boyfriend is the star of the film.
don't think audiences want to see real-life
couples in romantic
to have love scenes between strangers.
Anyway, I'd never want to inflict that upon
all to do with Austin
Powers. They want me in that silver
mini skirt. It's very much a fabulous
At a private
screening the children adored it. The sillier
you are, the more you fall over, the more
was completely clueless.
Not only did the crocodile direct us with
no story and absolutely no idea
of one scene to the next, he would not let
us see rushes. I didn't even know how I
looked. He'd stand in front of the camera.
There'd be the video people and the camera
people, and he'd actually block the screen
so I couldn't see it. We filmed
him blocking the screen so I couldn't see
been catching crocodiles all my life
and in this movie
you're going to see me grab and hold a 12
foot Australian Saltwater Crocodile. They
happen to be the biggest predator on our
They hit so hard
and fast that if you're within strike range
from the water's edge, they will explode
out and hit before you can get out of their
way. Strike range is half their body weight.
When you see Terri
in the boat getting attacked by the big
croc and you see fear
on her face, that's not acting.
That's fear. It's real. And by crikey, we
have a lot of fun
globally. So many scientists are working
frantically on the reparation of our planet.
Unfortunately there are countries who are
still destroying it, but we really hope
the conservation message rubs off in our
Hunter goes straight back into conservation.
Every single cent.
seen the movie.
That's fair dinkem, mate. They're fair dinkem
crocs. There's no ifs, buts, whats or maybes.
I bled a lot. I got hit across the face.
We couldn't film for seven days. I got hit,
whacked, underwater, across the face. I
finished the shot, got into the boat and
blood started coming out.
and my wife, we sleep and live
the wild life. That's all I do. Rescuing
people about wildlife,
so I travel
through our new movie
just being me. I didn't' have to worry
about the script. I didn't have to worry
about the story. All I had to do was just
go through the movie and instead of using
video cameras, we had 35mm cameras shoot
me and I just breezed on through it. However,
that's just my world.
There was another world, the world of CIA,
spies, people trying to get me, satellites,
intelligence and intrigue. You couldn't
get any more action,
adventure and fun.
go from film
to film and almost detach from one world
and jump in another. I was living as these
people and not having a self.
I didn't know who I was. And things just
get really dark.
don't know about my humour,
we have a good
laugh when we hang out and the guys are
funny and it's just contagious. I'm intimidated
every day I go on the stage and everyday
I go on a movie
set. It's terrifying and I always want to
reshoot the first day or the first week,
I'm so terrified. Like I said earlier, when
meeting them altogether for the first time,
it's such a powerful
These things happen all over the world
but what a great
backdrop to have Hollywood in our movie.
No, but I know people
who divorce a lot
.and have really
nice houses. But I didn't model the character
on anyone in particular. And if I did, I
would never tell the name.
bet I'm hated
around the world
for having to kiss this guy.
My husband would say to me: `What are you
doing today honey' and I'd say `Oh, I'm
on a bridge' The next day `Oh I'm kissing
Brad in the car or someplace'. It was a
but somebody had to do it. We had a lot
I'd love to do another movie
with him in a different connotation. Maybe
doing a film
now with a lot of guys
as well, so at the end of that I will be
growing a beard.
for me was that by being in the film
the magic was broken. I loved
the first Star Wars film and my mum
was really into it too, that's why I took
the part. But the Force wasn't there when
we were filming it, and they didn't have
real light sabres, which annoyed
stands a certain way and she has really
posture. So I took that from her. And whenever
I slouch she goes over and she puts my back
up straight. She'll probably notice that.
...My mom is a really cool mom. Jamie's
in the movie
is very square and my mom is not very square.
My mom is more like Jamie in real life.
its a lot more interesting
to watch a character
go through a transition in a movie.
her and then you almost want to not like
her because she gets mean and gets lost
used to think
as I looked out on the Hollywood
night, 'There must be thousands of girls
sitting alone like me, dreaming
of becoming a movie
But I'm not going to worry
about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.'
I sort of began to think
I was famous,
I was driving somebody to the airport, and
as I came back there was this movie
house and I saw my name in lights. I pulled
up at a distance down the street, it was
too much to take up close, you know, all
of a sudden. And I said, "God,
somebody's made a mistake."
But there it was, in lights. And I sat there
and said, "So that's the way it looks,"
and it was all very strange
to me, and yet at the studio they had said,
"Remember you're not a star."
Yet there it is up in lights.
a rogue in an asking one film,
in such a way one does not make clear in
in the review it is too to also only remember
how it ran off. And the character,
which I play, is a bad,
bad boy. I mean, this type have problems
- he is bad. But last end, who would not
want to along-play in an asking one film?
the darker stuff has greater
potential for drama,
it's always interesting
to investigate things that you might come
across in your own life.
There's a lot of comedy
in Intermission but it's got this depth.
It's not comedy for comedy's sake - it's
by something else. I like stuff like that.
movies when I was a kid- having a profound
effect, and being amazed that a movie could
affect you. I liked dramas, not really
horrors or sci-fi. More just actors
pieces, you know what I mean?
little of that's me. Very, very little.
I thought the dialogue's
in it. I liked the way he spoke.
He had a sense of irony, which you don't
get in all American
I liked the levels within him, you know
didn't start acting
until I was 20. I wanted to be a musician.
I've been playing in bands for years and
years and years. It was obviously the performance
in me. I loved
as a teenager, always loved, loved films,
but I never thought I'd be involved, which
was obviously an insane
It was theatre
that was the main attraction to me, so I
did a lot of theatre.
when I am filming,
Oh my god
am I going to be able to do this?
I think, hopefully,
is that Ive done a lot of different
before this film and I wont be this
they come to you and it's a small role,
so it's about the experience
and the journey and mixing with people you
know you will learn
from. Or sometimes it's a scene in a movie
that you think, 'I just have to play this
Australia and England
we're very much influenced
by the American
We've been watching American movies
to American music
since we were teeny little kids.
had been broken a bit over the years by
my having to work
I didn't love.
a surreal place, and it really is an assault
on your spirit.
kind of talks about how great '70s' movies
are and the wardrobe that we had, the feel;
you kind of can see people's
attraction to it. A lot of it was taking
a look at old Starsky
& Hutch episodes, because even though
I'd grown up, that was one of the first
cop shows that I was into.
you ask me the question
of us being roommates in college
and there is plenty for us to think about
being fanatical about movies.
how it usually works out that I end up dying.
It sort of works out, because by the time
I die, I'm usually tired of working
on that particular movie,
so I look forward to it." - about how
a lot of his characters
end up dying.
not going to be in a movie
are being shot
which eliminates almost all roles.
I just won't do it. I don't believe
in it and I believe that the imagery
of films is very powerful,
more powerful than people give it credit
for being. And to say it's a reflection
of society is a cop-out. So it's not what
to do because I can't justify
it in terms of the way I lead my life.