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?
Rebecca Romijn: Yeah! I mean you're intimidated. You pinch yourself a lot for the first few days because you just can't believe that it's really him, but he's a really mellow guy. He's really low key. He's hilarious, and then, you get into the work and he's amazing. Once the cameras start rolling and you start watching his work, it's a whole new game. He start turning on the gas and it gets hotter and hotter and hotter and all of a sudden, it's like, "oh my God, I can't believe that I'm working with this man."

How about Greg Kinnear? Was he a laugh?
Rebecca Romijn: Yeah, and we all laughed a lot - which was nice because of the subject matter and the tone of the movie is so dark and heavy. It was nice to laugh in between especially working with Cameron Bright, the kid, who did such a good job. The three of us, Greg and Cameron and I became really good buddies and spent a lot of time playing games and singing songs and throwing stuff at each other, and going to movies together. So, that was really fun.

Original article: Hotdog UK 07/2004

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