Jana On Camera

Hollywood stars interviews and movie news


Leave a comment

FERDINAND – Trailer & New Cast Members

20th Century Fox has released an additional trailer for FERDINAND!

And, there is more news: Nick Jonas has written an original song titled “Home” for the film; and Peyton Manning and Juanes have rounded out the exciting all-star cast alongside John Cena (as Ferdinand).

The animation also has voices of Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Boris Kodjoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Raúl Esparza, Karla Martínez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre. Directed by the Brazilian Carlos Saldanha.

Inspired by the beloved book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

FERDINAND hits theaters everywhere on December 15, 2017!

 

 

Advertisements


Leave a comment

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES – WETA Featurette

20th Century Fox released today “Making History” – WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and Weta Featurette. “Making History” highlights Andy Serkis’ amazing performance in WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and the incredible VFX work done by Weta Digital to bring this movie to life.

Over the course of three films, Weta Digital has mastered the art of translating human actors to apes. The apes level of sentience has developed throughout each film and so too have Weta Digital’s techniques and toolsets. Developing some of the most advanced techniques in the industry Weta artists employ these tools to create exceptional CG characters.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES ‘fights’to the screen on July 14!!!

 

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.


Leave a comment

FERDINAND – New Trailer & Poster

FerdinandPosterBuilt to fight. Born to love.


20th Century Fox has released a new trailer and poster for FERDINAND! Inspired by the beloved book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

The animation stars voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Boris Kodjoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Raúl Esparza, Karla Martínez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre. Directed by the Brazilian Carlos Saldanha.

FERDINAND hits theaters everywhere on December 15, 2017!


Leave a comment

Mia Goth chatted about her role on A Cure For Wellness

cureforwellnessposterAn ambitious young executive, Lockhart, played by Dean DeHann, is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of The Ring, comes the new psychological thriller, A Cure For Wellness, in theaters this Friday, February 17.

British actress and model Mia Goth has developed a reputation in Hollywood as a daring actress and you can check her on her first role on Nymphomaniac, Vol. II.

Aside from Dean, Mia Goth also stars in this film as Hannah, a mysterious and vulnerable spa guest. We sat down with her to talk about this project.

How did you find out you got the part?

Mia – I got the call when I was in my car. I was sitting there at the DMV. So I was very grateful.

What got your attention in the script about Hannah?

Mia – I was able to spot a lot of parallels between Hannah’s life and my own. Good things. It’s a real coming of age story. She’s forced to take that leap from girlhood to womanhood. When I filmed it I was 21, and that transition was something I connected to because stepping into that role of owning who you are as a woman can be quite overwhelming at times. There’s a lot of power with that. So I connected with that. Also, I thought the script was very well written. I thought I knew where it was going and yet it never allowed you to predict what was going to happen. To get to work with Gore (the director) in a genre that he helped define with The Ring, and Dane already was attached to it, all of that made it something I really chased and wanted to be a part of.

What did you tap into to play Hannah, who is so overprotected and naïve?

Mia – When I was talking to Gore about Hannah, one of the things he brought up is how a child looks at the world and how a child always asks why. It might leave an adult perplexed because you’ve never thought of that, and it’s actually a really valid question. That’s something I was able to use to help me better understand Hannah better. She has an interesting worldview of things. So it was trying to tap into all of that.

How did you prepare mentally for playing this psychologically damaged character?

Mia -I never saw Hannah as being a prisoner or a victim. She has a very close relationship with Volmer. She’s the closest person to him. In many ways, they are each other’s hope.

0212goth01_hi-300x193

Photo by 20th Century Fox

It’s just been told to her that she has to stay at the health spa for a certain amount of time and then things will move on. Because she has had a very sheltered and protected life, she’s never had to question people’s motivations or ideas of selfishness so I never saw her as being a prisoner.

Since this films brings up big issues about how our society is so focused on trying to cure itself of some unknown sickness and how we’re working ourselves into early graves, have you thought about where you want to go with your career and balance it with what you want to do with your life? A lot of young actresses feel like they have to work continuously.

Mia – I’ve always thought that it’s really important as an actor that you have to live your life. To do a film and then go back to normal life and refill the happiness well, the sad well and the anxious well so then you’re able to go to work again and dip into what you have. I’ve found that if you just go from job to job to job, it’s possible that you could lose something. So I definitely think it’s important to live life and continuously try to understand who you are as a person because the more you know yourself, the better you can be at this craft.

How was it working with co-star Dane DeHaan?

Mia – It was amazing. I’ve been a fan of his work for a long time. I’ve always wanted to work with him. He’s a really good actor. He makes good choices. It was a really big deal for me to get to work with Dane and Gore.

What was it like working with director Gore Verbinski on this bigger scale film?

Mia – I was expecting there to be quite a big difference because this is the biggest film I’ve ever worked on. This is tiny for Gore. We kept saying that on set. He kept saying, “It’s our little movie,” and I was like, “Oh.” I found it pretty much to be the same (as my previous films) because Gore was after similar things. When you get to these massive budget films, you start focusing much more on plot than people but Gore was very concerned and concentrated on character and the honesty of that, like any smaller movie.

How creepy were the locations? One of them was Beelitz-Heilstatten, a military hospital outside of Berlin. Did you get a weird vibe there?

Mia – Some people said they felt ghosts. I didn’t. But it definitely had something off about it. It’s known to be the most haunted place in Germany. It’s where the Soviets used to send their dissidents so the doctors would try to fry their brains out. So when filming on location during the nighttime for weeks on end, there was something uncomfortable about that. It helped with the work.

Were you there for the entire five-month shoot?

Mia – Yeah. The majority of it we shot in Berlin but we also did a month-long tour of Germany. We went to Hohenzollern Castle, which served as the exterior of the spa. That was really interesting too to see these different parts of Germany. It very much is its own character and has its own vibe.

What was the mood like on the set?

Mia – It was pretty tense. And I like it like that. I do. The more you can create a reality of what’s happening off-set, then the less you have to do on-set. So I’m all for that. Jason Isaacs, who plays Volmer, has got a very lighthearted nature to him. That’s just the way he is. Gore would have to kind of pull him aside and say, “Don’t break the tension.” It was actually pretty tense, and I like it that way.

A Cure For Wellness

Photo by 20th Century Fox

Is it difficult to get into these very sexually driven roles? One of your first performances was in Nymphomaniac, Vol. II, and now you’re here in this, in which you appear in a very taboo scene with Jason. How do you mentally prepare for that? Are you nervous to do films like this?

Mia –  Going back to Nymphomaniac, because that was the first thing I’d ever done, that was the first film set I had been in, I didn’t have anything to compare it to. And working with Lars Von Trier, I felt completely safe and would have done anything for that. I was very grateful and just excited to be there. With “A Cure for Wellness,” it is a thought-provoking film. Everything from the title that sparks conversation and you are meant to feel uncomfortable at times and uneasy. But I stand behind it because I know that every scene in the film is serving the story we’re telling and I only ever felt safe and empowered on Gore’s set.

What does this movie do in terms of your perception of wellness? The movie raises the question: Are we as well as we think we are?

Mia – The subject matter it deals with is relevant and relatable. It’s asking some really uncomfortable questions that aren’t addressed in films much. People want to buy a special little pill to alleviate responsibility rather than take responsibility for their own state of mind and health. It’s asking questions like “Are you happy? Are you content with life? Is this relentless pursuit of power and wealth actually pointless?” I think it’s going to strike a chord with a lot of people because it’s very timely.

What is your next film?

Mia – I’m working on a movie called Suspiria. We shot the majority of it in a place outside of Milan for four months, and now we’re going to go to Berlin in a couple of weeks to finish the filming of it. It’s been a ride.

What’s the appeal of doing horror movies?

Mia – It’s not necessarily the genre that I’m going towards, or creepy movies. It’s the character, the director, the script and the cast. It just so happens that right now it’s these pretty creepy movies. It doesn’t mean I’m against doing anything else.

Would you be up for doing a musical or comedy?

Mia – A comedy, yes. Musical? I don’t know. But never say never.


Leave a comment

Chatting with the Voice Actors of Ice Age: Collision Course

ice-age-collision-course-poster-02If you’re a fan of the franchise Ice Age, then you need to watch this new chapter, Ice Age: Collision Course (20 th Century Fox). It all starts when the squirrel Scrat involuntarily causes a space accident in his relentless pursuit by the nut, causing a meteor enters on a collision course with Earth, threatening the home of Manny, Diego, Sid and their families. Not knowing what to do to reverse the situation, they will have to rely on Buck, one of the group that actually has a plan to avoid the tragic end of all. Also, Manny and Ellie have to deal with a grown up Amora and her wedding, while Diego and Shira think about raising a family and it seems that Sid will finally find love.

This is the fifth installment of this successful franchise and is directed by Galen T. Chu and Mike Thurmeier. I was invited to attend the press conference at a hotel here in Los Angeles a few weeks ago with actors Ray Romano, who voices Manny, John Leguizamo, who voiced Sid, Queen Latifah, who is Ellie, and Wanda Sykes as Granny. They spoke about returning to their characters, new developments in the story, apocalypse kits, and much more.

We were wondering if you guys got to bounce off ideas with one another in the same recording room?

John – I tried in Ice Age 2 but it didn’t work because we all started talking over each other and they couldn’t separate the tapes si they had to throw it away.

Queen – Last time I remember seeing any of the voice actors at the studio was in the first movie I did which was Ice Age 2, and I haven’t seen another person in the studio since.

 

John, how do you feel that Sid finally got a girlfriend?

John – Finally!!! I got to link up and schmooze. And she’s hot, too. Because that Francine was high maintenance. She was a pain in my… sloth butt.

Ray – She’s hot in real life, Melissa, she’s hot.

John – I know. Easy cowboy.

How do you feel that doing these voice roles has helped you as an actor since you are doing alone on the recording booth?

Ray – It’s another skill you’ve gotta develop. I’ll tell you that. From the beginning it took me a while to get used to moving, to emote without being able to emote with your body. I don’t know where that helps you in acting but it is another skill.

John – But do you think being a stand-up comedian to helped you do the voices because you’re used to being in front of a mic by yourself.

Ray – Yeah, but you’re still feeding off the audience then.

John – You’ve got the crew. You can make them laugh.

Ray – Yeah. The crew is there.

John -They’ll laugh. It’s complicated at first because there’s no (finished animated film to watch). And then they draw according to your emotional cues, but you have to feel free. It takes a while to feel free. Then it’s great. You’re by yourself and no one is nagging you.

Ray – And you don’t gotta get dressed.

John – There’s no ego involved.

Do kids come up to you once they hear your voices?

Ray – I think the parents usually tell the kids first. It could go either way then.

John – It always goes bad for me. Because Sid is a cute character and then kids see me and they’re horrified. I try to warn dads that it’s not going to go well — that this has happened before. I do the voice and the kids get freaked out.

Ray – They’re not putting it together. But then there are kids that are fascinated by it. It goes either way, but it’s fun.

Wanda – I’m excited to see how this one happens because the first one I did my kids were too young to get that I was the voice. They didn’t believe me, so for this one they are older enough.

 

Since you guys have done lot of these movies do you pop in a previous movie to remind yourself where you’re at when you are about to start the next one?

Ray – Well, I’ve always had this one line from Ice Age 1 that gets me back in character. And that’s when Sid is telling me they’re migrating to the south and I’m going north and I just say, “I’m not going, Sid.” And I just say that over and over.

Queen – I just say, Manny. Manny. Manny!  MANNY! with a real kind of nasally voice, repeating “Manny” over and over because I’m always saying it. And that kind of lets me back in the family again.

But you never tire of playing Ellie?

Queen – It’s almost like a magical thing that comes from the pipeline, “They’re talking about another Ice Age” and then seemingly magically it comes together. Everything works out and it’s time for you to start making it happen. It’s exciting because I’m going to be a hero to my nieces and nephews again who call me “Auntie Elle” for months at a time. And it’s something that lives with them. I mean we’re all really talented actors and we can make the most R rated, raw — we can go there, but to have something we can give to the kids (is great). They’ll grow up remembering the Ice Age movie they saw and where they were and what the popcorn was like and who they went with and that’s really cool.

John – I’ve met 20-year-olds who grew up with Ice Age now. They were five when the first one came out and now they’re grown people. I was a lot older than 15 when this started.

Ray – Yeah the real Ice Age didn’t last this long!

 

When you go into the recording booth you have to drop your vanity. Was there a specific line or reaction that was just a challenge to you in any of the films?

Ray – There’s always a line that feels weird coming out of your mouth. You got a little leeway. You can change it up a little. My character isn’t very open for improv but John’s character Sid is extemporaneously shouting stuff. Do you wing some go that in the studio?

John – Yeah! We do a little improvisation. I mean the lines are pretty funny the way they’re written, but there’s still room to goof off and ad lib because you’re right my character yammers so I can yammer away any garbage. Then they’ll clean it up later.

 

Manny is pretty freaked that daughter Peaches is getting married. Ray, your kids are the age where they are starting to bring people around that may or may not be auditioning to be a part of your family. How are you handling that?

Ray – Well, my daughter is out of the house for two years now already but, when she was in my wife was in charge of hating the boy she brought home because my wife had an issue with every guy. I’m kind of over-protective too but I also cut them a little slack because I was a guy like that. I was a slacker. I was a guy without a job. But I knew if he’s a good guy or not. But when they leave (home), like what Manny is going through, I relate to it. It’s rough but I’ve got three boys who are not going anywhere for a long time.

John – Well, Ice Age is all about family. The beautiful thing is that it’s different species can make a family. It doesn’t matter where you come from which is the more beautiful message of it all. It’s loyalty. Not blood.

 

Cool! Have you guys ever used your character voices outside of the films?

Ray – I had to leave a voice message once as Manny.

John – I’ve done a few birthdays in his silly Sid voice: “Hi, kid. Happy birthday. It’s Sid. Stay in school.”

ICE AGE 5

This movie is about apocalypse. Do you have an apocalypse kits? If so, what do you have in them?

John – I live in New York so I do have one. Because we have the hurricane Sandy, we had a lot of stuff, September 11. I have an inflatable caique for four people, hazard man suits and gas masks.

Ray – For real?!?

John – Yes, New Yorkers are paranoid!

Queen – I have one and it’s called the bible.

Wanda – I need to update my kit because I have one for before kids and I need to do one for after kids, because the ones before kids is basically a flashlight, water, weed and wine.

 

Ice Age: Collision Course is now playing.


Leave a comment

Fantastic Four – Jamie Bell, Kate Mara & Michael B. Jordan chat about the movie

PicCollageBased on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. The film stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson, among others.
Directed By Josh Trank and Screenplay By Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg & Josh Trank. Produced By Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, Hutch Parker, Robert Kulzar, Gregory Goodman. #Fantastic Four

Let’s check it out the interview:

IT’S NOW PLAYING!!!


Leave a comment

POLTERGEIST: Find out what Sam Rockwell & Rosemarie DeWitt are afraid of

FullSizeRender

Actors Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt chat about playing Eric and Amy Bowen in this classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces.  When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever. This contemporize version is directed by Gil Kenan, produced by legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert & Roy Lee and written by David Lindsay-Abaire. Poltergeist also stars Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun, Saxon Sharbino, Kennedi Clements, and more.

IT’S NOW PLAYING!!!!! #WhatAreYouAfraidOf #Poltergeist

Check it out the interview: