With director Jeffrey Nachmanoff’s Replicas now playing in theaters, I recently sat down with John Ortiz to talk about the sci-fi thriller. In the film, Keanu Reeves plays a neuroscientist on the verge of successfully transferring human consciousness into a computer when his wife (Alice Eve) and kids are tragically killed in a car crash. Desperate to get them back, he recruits a fellow scientist (Thomas Middleditch) to help him secretly clone their bodies and create replicas. As they race against time to save them, Reeves is pitted against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science. Replicas also stars John Ortiz.
During this wide-ranging interview, John Ortiz talked about the technology being pursued in the film, what it was like working with Reeves, and if it’s fun or uncomfortable playing a character he fundamentally disagrees with. In addition, he shared a fantastic story about making Carlito’s Way with Al Pacino, what it was like working with James Gray on Ad Astra, and more.
Check out what he had to say in the player above and below is exactly what he talked about.
- What does he remember about making Carlito’s Way?
- Shares a great story about working with Al Pacino.
- The technology in the film.
- Is it fun or uncomfortable playing a character you fundamentally disagree with?
- What was it like working with Keanu Reeves?
- What was it like working with James Gray on Ad Astra?
- Who does he play in Bumblebee and how much fun was it making it?