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Sydney Morning Herald Interview

Godsend wasn't one - at least not for production company Lions Gate Films. The release of this Hollywood horror film was one of those occasions when American critics and paying cinemagoers agreed: they hated it. To date, the $35 million film has taken $26 million internationally. Australia is in the awkward position of seeing most Hollywood movies after they've been released in the US, meaning actors have to do promotional interviews after the guillotine blade of the massive American market has fallen. How does an actor flog a flop?

Hotdog Interview

What attracted you to Godsend?
Rebecca Romijn: Because I hadn't gotten to do something so under-stylised and normal as playing a mom. I had come directly form X2 in this set - our last couple of weeks of production overlapped with Godsend - and there were a couple of days that I came in with blue paint under my fingernails, and I was like, "Okay, how do we get rid of this? This makes no sense for this mom to have blue paint uon her ears."

Any anxieties about working with Robert De Niro?

News Australia Interview

Rebecca Romijn shines in her latest role as a mother who takes desperate measures to bring her son back to life. The name Robert De Niro, despite his inconsistent role selections, is enough to get any film the green light. So what of the actor who is on board before De Niro signs up? That's some validation. So it was for Rebecca Romijn, who was the first star chosen for the thriller, Godsend. Only then did De Niro and Greg Kinnear jump on board as co-stars.

Vegas Magazine Interview

Godsend seems to be straight out of a Stephen King novel, as it tells the story of parents (Romijn and Greg Kinnear) dealing with the untimely death of their eight-year old son. A doctor (Robert De Niro) clones the son, who becomes a menacing young boy. "It's scary and there are a lot of thrilling moments," says Romijn. It also deals with the very current issue of cloning: "When we started the movie we were like, Are we really going to address the ethical question of cloning? We kind of do, but in the end it's just a movie.

LA Independent Interview

The first thing I notice about Rebecca Romijn when she enters the room is her dog, Better. Better the dog. Better is a toy-sized brown poodle who has almost certainly appeared on a wry greeting card at some point in his career. At the moment, though, Romijn is holding him in her arms as she begins to take questions about her new movie, Godsend.

Premiere Interview

"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."

Houston Chronicle Interview

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."

Godsend Information

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

Rating: PG-13
Relase date: April 30, 2004

ET Online Interview

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.

U Daily News Interview

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.

Question: These two movies you're in ... they raise a lot of questions.

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