39 year old American actress Rebecca Romijn, who is probably best known for her portrayal of Mystique in the X-Men movie franchise, is set to appear in the forthcoming romantic comedy, Good Deeds. Rebecca has revealed how her character, in the Tyler Perry movie, has many similarities to herself and how she lives her life.
Romijn explained, “This is my life in this script. I relate to the character because she has worked her butt off for many years, and now she just wants to spend time with her kids. In one of the scenes, the kids are watching The Wizard of Oz, and that’s exactly what was happening in my house when I got the script: My girls were watching The Wizard of Oz over and over.”
As well as Rebecca Romijn, Good Deads also stars Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union and Eddie Cibrian. Tyler Perry, who is the director of Good Deads, also penned the screenplay for the movie and stars as the male lead in the movie. Good Deads centres around a man who develops feelings for a single mother, right before he is due to get married. The movie is set to be released on February 24, 2012.
Rebecca Romijn starring in "Good Deeds"
Tyler Perry has set Rebecca Romijn for Good Deeds, the film that Perry will next direct for Lionsgate for 34th Street Films. Shooting starts April 25, 2011 in Atlanta. Romijn will play a former corporate executive who prefers motherhood. Perry plays the title character, Glen Deeds. The film also will star Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Gabrielle Union, Brian White, Eddie Cibrian, and Jamie Kennedy. Romijn is best known for playing the Mystique role in the X-Men movies. That doesn't seem all that long ago, but the role is being played by The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence in the prequel X-Men: First Class, which Fox releases in June. Romijn is repped by 3 Arts and UTA.
Rebecca Romijn Good Deeds Interview
Rebecca Romijn: It's about a business man who is really torn between two women, between the direction he wants to take in his life and discovering who he is in the process. And the story of these two women who he has got this two relationships with and their self-discovery.
Mark and Nataly and Heidi have been friends for a very very long time and Mark and Heidi can spot something in Nataly that isn't right. They know, without her even saying anything they can tell from the look in her eyes, they can just tell that she is not at ease with where her life is going. So they call her out before maybe before she even knows it and they sort of help her figure out what it is that she needs to do. They help her figuring it out for herself. It's not like they are telling her, but they are helping her find it herself.
It's been... It's kind of ruining me for all other sets in my future. It's... you know you are working with a true professional when there is a certain amount of shorthand and Tyler just doesn't overthink anything. And our days have been so smooth and fun and really easy. It's just... It's been... I love it. I love every second of it.
I love it. It's the greatest gift you can give to an actor and the fact that Tyler does not have an ego when it comes to dialogue he has written and he turned to us on the very first day and said: "Whatever it is that you need to do to make this your own bring it" and there has been so much improv and so much fun and it's shows a real level of respect on his end, on my end. It's lovely, it's great.