With the upcoming “World War Z” following dozens of recent big screen zombie films and “The Walking Dead” dominating water cooler conversations in offices allover the world, what more can be done with the undead genre?
As one of the few fully human characters in the films, Palmer found her role challenging. “It”s hard because I”m leading all of the scenes,” she confessed. “My character, she”s very high-spirited; she”s got a lot of energy. It”s almost as if I”m doing huge monologues after monologues. But Nick is so expressive with his eyes. He gives me so much without having to say anything. I really can just play off of him and I feel what he”s feeling. He honestly is the perfect casting choice for this role; he”s just beautiful in the movie.”
Read about my transformation into a member of the undead on the next page.
Here’s a shot of me being turned into one of R’s rotting pals:
When Corddry got at look at us during his group interview, he laughed, saying, “It smells like marketing in here! Clever marketing!”
Here’s a look at yours truly after the makeup was applied:
“People tell me I”m pretty mellow but I”m super stressed out the whole time,” Levine revealed. I like a pretty relaxed, fun set. Everyone knows they can bring whoever they want and hang out. That”s something I sort of learned from Seth and Evan [Goldberg] on “50/50”, because it was always kind of a party there and it shows onscreen when people are having a nice time. So yeah, it”s certainly laid back.”
Corddrey and Hoult even trained a bit with a Cirque du Soleil performer in order to master the body language of a zombie.
Levine sees how the film could be the starting point for a franchise.”I think you could take the story that way,” he revealed. “It”s not really something I worry about. It”ll be cool to get the check. But yeah, it”s not something I worry about. I think there are further stories that could exist with these characters. I think Summit probably feels the same way.”