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Can you talk about working with (Sin City creator) Frank Miller on your new movie The Spirit? What made you want to do the movie?
I’ve never really been someone who knows anything about graphic novels or comics. It’s not that I’m not a fan, but I’ve just never been exposed to that whole world. I loved Sin City, I loved 300 and I loved the kind of mystery of Frank Miller. I was interested to meet him. I heard that he was doing this project and that there were some fun female roles. I had heard of the graphic novel for The Spirit. I knew of it and I wanted to find out more.
So you pursued the role?
Yeah. Well, Frank and I kind of pursued each other. I heard about it and he kind of came at me. Both of us were interested in meeting the other person and we had lunch. We just caught on like a house on fire. It was like, ‘I love you. You’re fantastic.’ We just got along so well.
Who do you play in the movie?
I play a character named Silken Floss. When I read the script there wasn’t really a part for me. But when I met with Frank, he was like, ‘I don’t know where you fit in, but I want to work with you.’ We both felt that way, so he wrote the part for me which was fun, because I had no idea what it was going to be or anything. I knew that he was kind of writing it for me. It was great. So you’ll just have to wait and see.
What was it like working with Frank?
I loved working with him. He’s wonderful, he’s such a visionary, just fantastic. He would come on the sets and lead the whole crew into some kind of presentation. He would draw the storyboard and lead us. I mean he sees it, he can see how he wants it. He’s a visionary, he really is, and it was exciting. He creates these fantastic characters and some of them are just so rotten. None of his characters are grey. None of us are heroes, they’re all kind of grey, you know? And I love that.
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