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When Ridley Scott — whose film credits include Alien and Blade Runner — announces his return to science fiction, the world takes notice. And unless you’ve been in a coma for the last nine months, you’re probably aware that Prometheus opens in a matter of days. We got to go to London for the film’s premiere, and while there, we chatted with much of the cast. Read on for highlights of our conversation with Logan Marshall-Green, who plays Prometheus crew member Charlie Holloway. .
On being a fanboy and science fiction fan: “Yeah, I mean, for me science fiction — I got into science fiction because it’s somewhat complemented my fantasy backgrounds. Most of the little fan boy fantasy. And I think it’s fantastical because it’s unknown. It’s — and truly beautifully realized science fiction is what I’m drawn towards. So Neal Stevenson and, you know, Enders Game. These are — the characters are real. The world is realized. And so the machines, the fluids, the aliens are not as important, in a way, as how beautifully the future is realized.” .
Revisiting Ridley Scott’s previous science fiction works in preparation: “I revisit them — I try to make my annual Mecca to ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’ and — ’cause I’m a fan boy of science fiction. So I mean I know my game. And that would have been there whether I got this gig or not.” .
Working with Ridley Scott: “He has this incredible sense of play and wants — and just — and knows what he wants. I mean, you know, that wasn’t a surprise ’cause you see he’s got it, you know, he’s Ridley Scott. And but also his sense of artistry, you know, of how he paints a frame. And he works on — he doesn’t just work on a different level. He works on 15 different levels. So, you know, and just, you know, his approach, hey, let’s make a good movie. I think I know what I want, but tell me what — how are you seeing this, you know.” .
On the use of real sets instead of CGI: “Prometheus great in that — I mean, there’s CGI in it, but there’s very little. I mean from what we did on set, that set was built. Those puppets were there. Those prosthetics were on and that’s what I remember.” .
On his character’s relationship with David the andoird (Michael Fassbender): “I approached it as — and I — and Ridley was right on board with it. This guy is a bigot. He’s a racist towards robots. He doesn’t see them as an equal, no matter how intelligent they are and no matter how good looking they are and no matter how many synthetic feelings they have or what they can or can’t do. He, you know, essentially, for lack of better words he was a — I didn’t treat Holloway as a racist, but as a (word?) the three of us approached that relationship as a one-sided relationship.” .
Charlize Theron: “She’s a blast. I mean she’s super real, funny, jokes with everybody. She treats everybody the same, meaning actor, camera, you know, grip, you know, matter who you are we’re all on the team and a family. She’s hilarious and really easy on the eyes. And yeah, I mean, you know, I didn’t have all that much, as you know, to do with Charlize, but we all gathered, you know, on weekends. And we all hung out.” .
Check back later in the week for more interviews with Charlize Theron, Ridley Scott, Noomi Rapace, and Guy Pearce. . Prometheus opens June 8th, 2012. .
Synopsis: Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.