SALT Comic Con 2010 Panel (With Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber)
The SALT panel at Comic Con 2010 featured Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, director Phillip Noyce, and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
We were show an extended trailer (and I mean extended including scenes that most likely take place towards the end of the movie). I guess they want to make sure and get the word out since Salt gets released to theaters tomorrow, July 23.
But for now let’s talk about some of the highlights from the Salt panel, as well as check out some photos:
– When asked why she got involved in the film Angelina Jolie responded that it was one of the smartest scripts that she had read and as far as action films go, it’s the first time she does something based in reality unlike movies like Wanted and Tomb Raider.
– Angelina Jolie loves doing action and loves doing drama, but she was never able to combine the two. “You can get away with so much when you do fantasy, but for this one it was a nice challenge to work harder to convince the audience that it was possible.”
– “She’s an interesting kind of damaged character” Angelina Jolie about her character Evelyn Salt. “There’s a part of her that’s not necessarily a good guy. There is something a little off about her and there is something a little bit off about me so it seemed like a good match.”
– According to Angelina Jolie, Phillip Noyce is one of the directors that takes stories very seriously and research very seriously, while at the same time understanding the fun of action films.
– Director Phillip Noyce complimented Liev Schreiber as one of the best American actors.
– Angelina Jolie was asked about her method when she acts. She uses the method because she likes using her sense memory. There was opportunity to use that even in this film because there are some intense/emotional scenes.
– Liev Schreiber defined his character’s, Ted Winter, relationship with Salt as one that changes throughout the film. He takes it very personally when he thinks that Salt betrayed him.
– Angelina Jolie injured herself during the shoot while doing what she calls the “easiest stunt.” She hit her head on a desk and started bleeding. Then she couldn’t hear anything and thought she had a concussion until she realized she had earplugs in for the guns shot. Ha!
– The role was originally written for a man so changing the main character from male to female impacted all the other characters a lot as well. It was a snowball effect in the script, because a female would have a different relationship with the other characters than a man would. Although they admitted that the expectations of what the character would do were the same regardless of gender. they might go about it a different way, but the result is the same.