‘I’m a gentleman! I really couldn’t have a look at her,’ the ‘Twilight’ star states of shooting with a Betsy that is nude Rue.
SANTA MONICA, California â€” He turns up in the MTV studios alone, desperate to share “[movie ]Twilight[/movie]” gossip although we put up the digital cameras. After the red light happens, he peppers laughs, sarcasm to his answers while the revelation which he has all their other vampires in the mobile phone â€” yup, even [movieperson ]RPattz[/movieperson].
[movieperson ]Edi Gathegi[/movieperson] might be a box-office celebrity and something of the most extremely character that is suddenly in-demand on the market, but the majority importantly, he could be every bit as good some guy while you’d hope.
Today, Gathegi is playing one of many feasible suspects into the fun-loving, bloody whodunit movie “My Bloody Valentine 3-D,” which hit theaters Friday (January 16). We sat down with Edi to fairly share waving things during the digital camera, the curse to be a black man in a horror movie and what to tell a naked girl you may not be having a sex scene with.
MTV: So Edi, inform us in regards to the “[movie ]Bloody Valentine[/movie]” plot.
Edi Gathegi: It is a remake associated with the 1980s film “My Bloody Valentine.” In a small-town community, there is a miner who has got lost their brain, and then he’s making the rounds chopping people up. We play one of several deputies regarding the situation.
MTV: the main fun, clearly, is sliding on those 3-D cups and having axes, parts of the body and anything else traveling away at you. What exactly is your character’s proudest 3-D minute?
Gathegi: Well, my most proud 3-D minute didn’t ensure it is in to the movie, but it is okay, because i did not feel authentic carrying it out. You will do the ongoing work you are doing as an actor. For the 3-D to focus, you should do a deliberate take. So my thing ended up being I happened to be looking at a camera that is video and I also needed to go the digital camera lens gradually, and it also [was expected] in the future in to the audiences’ faces.
MTV: we are maybe not likely to state you get a horror script as an actor, do you flip through the pages hoping your character will get a grisly death scene whether you live or die, but when?
Gathegi: Nah . We have died in enough television and movies. I never wanted to die, because then you can’t do the sequel when I was reading this script.
MTV: exactly what attracted one to the movie?
Gathegi: you can find three-dimensional characters these days. There is a love triangle taking place, there is a city that really matters in the mines to be able to survive because of their livelihood that is whole’s operating on a lot of levels. After which there is this psychopath, that has their reasons that are own killing individuals. . Together with reality it had been 3-D, which was the absolute most alluring aspect. The absolute most fun I had in a film movie theater ended up being viewing “[movie ]Beowulf[/movie]” in 3-D.
MTV: This movie has also just what may be my favorite film tagline for the 12 months.
Gathegi: [In an intimidating voice] “Nothing claims ‘date movie’ like a 3-D ride to hell!”
MTV: Wow, you need to get work voice-overs that are doing film trailers.
Gathegi: [Laughs.] I do want to. I have heard those dudes receive money a complete lot of income.
MTV: Offer us an ideal date-movie scenario involving “Bloody Valentine.”
Gathegi: Well, this film is performing almost all of the meet your needs men. Grab your sweetheart. Pay for the film seats. Stay in the 1st five rows â€” you will need to get the effect that is maximum do not stay past an acceptable limit right back. Have her grab your supply â€” ideally you have been taking care of those biceps. You might get fortunate and want to protect her, given that it’s frightening. Plus don’t leap yourself! Because she actually is perhaps not planning to as you a while later.
MTV: This movie also offers a rather interesting performance by actress Betsy Rue. She actually is onscreen for over five full minutes, without a great deal as a single stitch of clothes. Just how, precisely, did that go down behind the scenes?
Gathegi: i suppose she knew just what she ended up being engaging in whenever the script was read by her. It had been clear into the script that this chick didn’t have a write-up of clothing she gets on her when . well, no spoilers right here. But I was thinking she had been badass this way. That is additionally like a moment that is plausible me. A slasher movie has to have a aspect that is sexual and often it really is tossed in there gratuitously, but in this case, she is some bad bi–h walking around nude.
MTV: had been you here if they filmed those scenes?
Gathegi: Yes, plus it had been really uncomfortable for me personally right now. They did not allow some of the crew in, aside from the those who must be here when you look at the space whenever she had been nude. We now have one scene where we’m here along with her. But I Am a gentleman! I really couldn’t glance at her. We felt I happened to be cheating because she had been nude. That has been a personal experience that I experiencedn’t been knowledgeable about, shooting with a actress that is naked especially when it is maybe not a love scene. I am simply observing. It really is strange.
MTV: Well, the rule is known by you: If you receive nude in a horror movie, you are not going to be around very very long.
Gathegi: Yeah, but there is additionally another guideline: if you are black colored, you do not allow it to be through the opening credits.
MTV: Well, congratulations! I do believe we could expose which you allow it to be that long, at the least.
Gathegi: [Laughs.] We are changing the video game in “Bloody Valentine.”
MTV: however in all severity: As an actor that is african-American can you contemplate it a fantastic triumph in the event that you lived to your end for the film?
Gathegi: [Laughs.] Will it be necessary for me personally? I do believe it is necessary on numerous levels. . But if I did find yourself expiring before the opening credits, so long as my character had been badass throughout the very first 30 seconds, I quickly could have taken the work.
MTV: of course you did endure, well, you are such as the Barack Obama of horror movies.
Gathegi: Precisely. [Laughs.] Wow, we just made that comparison. Unbelievable.