A few days ago, I got to talk with Lynn Collins about both John Carter and Ten Year at Disney’s D23 convention in Anaheim. When I spoke with director Andrew Stanton a few months ago about John Carter, he revealed they did some reshoots and the main thing they worked on was Lynn Collins (Dejah Thoris) character. While he wasn’t very specific about what they reshot, Collins was more forthcoming, as she told me they had to “take out some of the punches. There were a lot of punches.” She went on to explain that they were trying to see how masculine could they make Dejah when they first shot it, and they had to figure out how they could they make her a warrior without it coming off as too much.
During the rest of the interview, she talked about her reaction to seeing the teaser trailer, how she got the role, Ten Year, and more. Hit the jump to watch, and click here for all our video interviews from D23.
- Talks about D23
- :28 – Talks about her reaction to first seeing the teaser trailer
- 1:14 – Talks about how she got the role.
- 2:05 – How her character changed during reshoots. Talks about how they were trying to see how masculine could they make Dejah. How much could they make her a warrior without it coming off as too much. The reshoots was where they took the time to show her compassionate side and to “take out some of the punches. There were a lot of punches.”
- 3:00 – Ten Year talk