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Cast: Greg Kinnear (Paul Duncan), Rebecca Romijn (Jessie Duncan), Robert De Niro (Dr. Richard Wells), Cameron Bright (Adam Duncan), Jenny Levine (Sandra Shaw), Deborah Odell (Tanya), Janet Bailey (Cora)

Costumes: Suzanne McCabe
Director: Nick Hamm
Director Photography: Kramer Morgenthau
Editor: Niven Howie
Producers: Mark Butan, Michael Paseornek, Cathy Schulman
Prod. Designer: Doug Kraner
Screenwriter: Mark Bomback

Premiere Interview

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Directors cleave to Romijn, who is inquisitive without being uppity. In the scramble to replace Uma Thurman after she dropped out of Femme Fatale, Romijn was flown to Paris to meet with director De Palma, who also wrote the screenplay. The meeting began badly. "I guess he was just irritated that I didn't understand the story completely. I think the producers had flown me in to meet him, I don't think he personally had requested to meet with me. So . . . who is this model who doesn't understand my script entirely?"

Premiere Interview

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Marvel Studios president Avi Arad was in talks with Jonathan Hensleigh, screenwriter of a row of hits, including Die Hard With a Vengeance and Armageddon, to direct an updated adaptation of The Punisher. Arad knew Romijn well from the X-Men films: "I really wanted her for this movie; the attraction was to dirty her up, if you will."

Houston Chronicle Interview

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Rebecca Romijn spends her down time taking hikes with her dogs. "That's what I do whenever I have free time, I hike with the dogs," says the model-turned-actress in an interview as she's cuddling up to her new toy poodle, Better. "I have two German shepherds at home and I hike with them in the mornings. And I do Pilates."

Vegas Magazine Interview

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For her next flick, The Punisher, Romijn returns to the world of Marvel Comics. "Marvel is a popular genre these days," she explains. "I did it because the part I play in the X-Men movies is the opposite of the part I play in The Punisher. Her name is Joan and she lives next door to the Punisher. She's sort of the love interest. She's the mousy recovering drug addict and kind of a loser. She's totally the opposite of Mystique, who is an evil badass."

Premiere Interview

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"Rebecca's an intelligent woman who understood where she was when she walked onto this movie," says Godsend director Nick Hamm, who has served as resident director of England's Royal Shakespeare Company. "She's a very beautiful woman in an industry that punishes that and oftentimes doesn't credit the abilities that go along with it. You can name several models-turned-actresses-Charlize Theron is one-whose career line has been progressively more interesting as people have gotten used to the fact that these girls can really act."

U Daily News Interview

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Question: In "The Punisher," ' you live down the hall from this guy and he practically blows up the building, wall by wall, through the movie. Where was the apartment manager during all this?
Rebecca Romijn: Good question. You never saw him. You'd think the super would show up at one point and go, "What the hell?" ' The other thing I kept wondering was how we all lived in that building for so long and no one snagged the apartment with the elevator inside. The Punisher gets it. It's cool to have an apartment with an elevator that comes through the floor.

U Daily News Interview

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When we meet Romijn, it's just days before the announcement that she's separated from her husband of five years, John Stamos. She says she's cross-eyed (though not literally, unless we were too focused on the slip-thing to notice) from talking so much about her latest projects. She was game to soldier on, though, extolling the value of conniption fits, the wisdom she gleaned from "Godsend" ' co-star Robert DeNiro and why we should all avoid small children with bad haircuts.

ET Online Interview

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In 'Godsend', opening in theaters April 30, Rebecca Romijn and Greg Kinnear play loving parents who lose their eight-year-old son Adam (Cameron Bright) in a freak accident. Distraught and willing to do anything to bring their child back, they are approached by Dr. Richard Wells (De Niro), an expert in stem cell research, to clone their child. The couple enters a Faustian pact with Wells and, through an experimental -- and illegal -- process, Adam is reborn.

Cinema Confidential Interview

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Question: Do you think this is somewhat what you’ll be like as a Mom one day?
Rebecca: What, a dog owner?

Question: No, in "Godsend"
Rebecca: I doubt that I’ll ever be the mother of a cloned child. I don’t have a child but I can’t imagine how painful it would be to lose one if I did. I completely sympathize with the character. Two days after she’s lost her son a man comes up to her on the street and says that he can bring her child back to her. Of course, of course she would go for it. Made sense to me.

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