'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle' Interviews
'3 Angels 2 Furious'
All of Charlie's Angels (Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu) are back in this second film inspired by the popular '70s TV show. After five people turn up dead, the ladies discover that a pair of secret decoder rings, when put together, reveal the identities of everyone in the Witness Protection Program. A villainous ex-Angel, Madison (Demi Moore), has one of the rings, and she's threatening to sell it to the highest bidder. Bernie Mac steps in for Bill Murray as Bosley's brother and the new supervisor of the Angels.
So, who did you aim these films at? "I wanted these films to be for young boys and young girls. For boys, it could be a fantasy; for girls, it could enable them to believe in themselves and empower them to take control of their lives."
Is it strange for you to be an action hero? "If someone told me, as I was sitting on my couch eating a bowl of macaroni cheese in my sweatpants watching a movie, that I could be an action star I wouldn't have believed it. Yet, after three months of training and dedicating myself - by not eating macaroni cheese - to turning my body into this great temple, I did. And if I could, then anybody could!"
Was producing tough?Being a producer - Oh my god! An artery in my heart was like a juicy hamburger, dripping. I felt like a 40-year-old stockbroker downing Pepto Bismol and on the verge of a heart attack. But if you care and love something, you tend to hold the stress inside because you want to make it work so much. But the key to that is having the endless energy to do just that. One day, you will be able to relax, and you don't want to think that you could have put in more effort."
Will there be a third 'Charlie's Angels'?!There is a distinct possibility of all of us working together again. If there is to be a third one, it will take that same amount of care and passion, and that will take a while."
So, what kind of training did you do for the role? "It was eight hours a day, five days a week. I would also go and train on the weekends. It was a very intensive way to be introduced into the film. But since we didn't use guns, we wanted to make sure we could earn the ability to win the audience over by making it believable. A lot of what you do when you work out in that mode is use your mental energy. Sometimes, just physically, you are completely fatigued."
There has been a lot of talk of the on-set arguments during the shoot. What was your take on this? "Well, I think it was really unfortunate that there was so many rumours about the film. We had such a great chemistry. What's happened is that the film has been incredibly well-received in the United States and that people have stopped asking that question because they realise that there was no truth to it whatsoever. It's really great to know that people are getting what we are trying to give them. Because we had a closed set, it made it very difficult for people to not know what was going on. It was impossible for them to accept that we all got along so great and loved each other. Now the movie's out, it's very clear."
What are you up to next? "Right now, I'm just finishing up the new Quentin Tarantino movie 'Kill Bill' which also stars Uma Thurman. That's also been a very physical role, but fun also," she smiles.
Interviewed by Salandrika Chekelfski for Exclusive Magazine
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