The Motion/Captured Interviews: Moon Bloodgood and Common from ‘Terminator: Salvation’

05.20.09 9 years ago

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It’s always hard when you’re in a movie like “Terminator: Salvation,” and you’re not the star or even the main co-star, but you’re at the press day and you know that you’re basically the “Professor and Mary Anne” of the day.

To their enormous credit, Moon Bloodgood and Common didn’t seem to remotely mind their day spent talking about the roles they play as part of John Connor’s extended military family in the film. I had met and spoken with Moon on the set of the film, but I hadn’t met Common until walking in and sitting down.  He’s one of those guys who is getting role after role right now, just like Moon is starting to pick up some steam as well, and so even though they play smaller roles in this movie, I felt like it was a chance to chat with two working actors on the cusp of possibly breaking through to whatever that next level is.

Both of them seem like smart and charismatic people who are just one or two good roles away from really making an impression.  I’m not sure “Terminator: Salvation” offers either one of them the breakout moment they’re looking for, but it did at least afford us the opportunity for the following conversation:

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And next, I talk with John Rosengrant, who was part of Stan Winston’s team for many years, and who is now one of the founding partners of The Legacy Studios, which will build from all the work they did with Stan.  We stand in front of some of the robots from the film during the conversation while two of Rosengrant’s guys sit with remote controls just off-camera.  Very strange.

I think that’s actually it for our video interviews for this film.  I’ll have my review up later tonight, just in time for opening day tomorrow.  It’s been a long strange road with this film for me, and I’m curious to hear what you guys think of it tomorrow and this weekend.

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