Opening this Friday is director Len Wiseman‘s remake of Total Recall. Based on the short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick, Total Recall stars Colin Farrell in the role originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the film, Farrell stars as Douglas Quaid, a man who is bored with his life (even though he’s married to Kate Beckinsale) and seeks to have adventurous memories implanted in his brain. However, after visiting Recall, both friends and family are after him for different reasons. But the big problem is he doesn’t know what’s real. The film also stars Jessica Biel, John Cho, Bill Nighy, and Bryan Cranston.
The other day I got to speak with Jessica Biel here in Los Angeles. We talked about how the film is non-stop action, what she did to prepare for the role, the practical sets and how it wasn’t a CG fest, and what it’s like to do so much press. In addition, if you follow me on Twitter you know I always offer our readers the chance to send in questions. When I said I’d be speaking with Biel, people wanted to know if she’d consider playing April O’Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and why she really dropped out of The Wolverine. Both answers are at the end of the interview. Hit the jump to watch.
Finally, if you missed Len Wiseman telling me the Total Recall Blu-ray would have a directors cut that was 17 minutes longer, you can see that interview here. Also, for a longer interview with Biel, here’s my Comic-Con interview and 20 Things to Know about the film from my set visit.
- Does she enjoy doing press or is it something she dreads
- Talks about how the film is non-stop action and how she prepared for the shoot
- The practical sets
- Twitter question: Would she consider playing April O’Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie
- Why did she end up not doing The Wolverine