Djimon Hounsou: That’s the only way that he’s able to keep his sanity.It has kept them together in a way.
Tony Tellado: You were great as Korath in Guardians Of The Galaxy. You’ve done a few Sci-Fi films. Is that a genre that draws you to it ?
Djimon Hounsou: I like Sci-Fi. It’s literally thinking…doing Sci-Fi is basically thinking of our future.The future of mankind from this stage on.
Tony Tellado: For this project how did it come to your attention ?
Djimon Hounsou: I think it was something that came through my manager. This kind of project is hit or miss. But we’re creating something interesting.
Tony Tellado: The director, Christian Cantamessa also wrote the story. Did he give room to play, to get your characters down ?
Djimon Hounsou: Plenty, Plenty..
Tony Tellado: (Laughs)
Djimon Hounsou: Plenty of room to play but limited to time.
Tony Tellado: What was the shooting schedule like for you gentlemen ?
Djimon Hounsou: Hectic. Every day for thirty days.
Tony Tellado: Did you ever feel claustrophobic working in the same kind of environment ?
Djimon Hounsou: Of course. Especially for me. That was the reason why Norman didn’t play my character.
Tony Tellado: There is a haz mat suit involved. I think that it’s a first time you wore something like that. Is that right ?
Djimon Hounsou: Yeah. I’m pretty sure you’re right. I don’t recall another time I did.
Tony Tellado: So you’re like the character and have a problem with clausterphobia ?
Djimon Hounsou: No. But everyone has a problem with clausterphobia. Some cannot deal with it at all and some to some extent.If faced with life and death you’re going to have to come to some understanding very quickly with clausterphobia.
Tony Tellado: Did you get a chance to meet Robert Kirkman who is the producer ?
Djimon Hounsou: Yes. He was on the set.
Tony Tellado: I guess you are familiar with The Walking Dead ?
Djimon Hounsou: Yes I am.
Tony Tellado: Cool
Djimon Hounsou: Very successful show.
Tony Tellado: I really like the choices that Norman made for his character. I liked they way you played off each other. It seemed very natural watching you two act.
Djimon Hounsou: Thanks buddy.
Tony Tellado: This is a great part for you.
Djimon Hounsou: Yeah. With a little more budget we can do so much more.Again time and limited financing limits your creative input.But it is a great character and great storyline.It was great to explore that.
Tony Tellado: I think it helps that the budget wasn’t big.
Djimon Hounsou: Kind of like the guerilla filmmaking kind of brings people together very quickly.You’re very more engaged in the creative side.
Tony Tellado: It has to be a character study more than anything
Djimon Hounsou: It sure was a character study.
Tony Tellado: Is there anything else you have coming up ?
Djimon Hounsou: Yes. I do have Knights Of The Roundtable with Guy Ritchie directing coming out next year. I have Tarzan directed by David Yates coming out next year as well. Same Kind Of Different As Me directed by Michael Carney with Greg Kinnear and Renée Zellweger.
Tony Tellado: Well you’re busy. That’s a good thing.
Djimon Hounsou: Yes It’s a good thing. (laughs)
Tony Tellado: I have always admired your work . This is a movie that I really liked and everybody should see it.
Djimon Hounsou: Thanks very much so. Thank you for the support. Hopefully we can talk again when Tarzan and Knights Of The Roundtable come out.
Tony Tellado: I would like to see what you do there. Your bring a fresh perspective to all your roles.
Djimon Hounsou: Thanks buddy. Thank you very much.Take care Tony
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