SciFi Wire Interview

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Rebecca Romijn, who co-stars in John McTiernan's update of the 1975 SF film Rollerball, told SCI Fi Wire that she has seen the final cut of the new film, and, contrary to rumors from a test screening, the film is not a disaster. On the other hand, she acknowledges that much of the film's violence fell to the cutting-room floor in order to secure a PG-13 rating. "It's really fun," said Romijn, who co-stars as the motorcycle-riding, Rollerball-playing, butt-kicking Aurora, opposite Chris Klein, LL Cool J and Jean Reno. "It's a little different from what I thought it would be" when she signed on, she said in an interview.

Romijn added, "Everybody knows we went and re-shot some things. We shifted gears a little bit and made it more of an action movie and less of a satire, which is what it was before. I think the studio [MGM] and John McTiernan had to make a decision about who [adults or teens] they want to go see this movie. It's still great fun, but it's just not as thinky as it was." After several delays, Rollerball finally rolls into theaters on Feb. 8.

Later this spring, Romijn will begin production on the X-Men sequel, X2, reprising her role as the lethal shapeshifter Mystique, aka Raven Darkholme. "I'm excited, but I don't really know anything about it," she said. "I'm very curious to see what they come up with. I'm starting to get in shape, starting to work out a little bit and get myself ready for it. But I am curious to see what they come up with."

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