ohnotheydidnt: The Dude talks Tron 2 and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Posted: October 6, 2008 in Scifi
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An interesting article I found:

The Dude talks Tron 2 and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

“Ah, the G-string. You’ve got to love it. I’m wearing one now!” Jeff Bridges is sitting in the sunny surroundings of one of Santa Monica’s beachfront hotels, and, if he is wearing a G-string, it’s hidden beneath his blue jeans. Our conversation has turned to skimpy sartorial objects courtesy of Bridges’s decision to star in the new Tron movie; as fans of the original 1982 film will recall, back then he wore something that resembled a neon “mankini”. “I’m not sure if I’ll be wearing that again!” he laughs. “Seriously though, doing the new Tron movie is something that is just too good to pass up. It was the same with How To Lose Friends And Alienate People.” 

Indeed, the New York Times once called him “the best actor alive”. “Are you serious?” he roars. “Man, I spend most of my time trying to avoid work!”

Q&A

You’ve been busy this year, but over the last couple of years you’ve made fewer movies. Why?

I spend a lot of time trying to resist doing anything, really! Honestly, there are a lot of things I love to do other than making movies, and I know that once I commit to a film it’s going to prevent me from doing any of these other things. So I do try and not commit; I try hard not to engage. But sometimes there’s an element in it which I just can’t resist. It changes with each movie. You can just get a feeling, and you don’t know what that is until you do the movie.

Is that why you signed up for the new Tron movie?

Yeah, that’s another unique, wild experience that was too good to turn down. Engaging in that world again feels just like it did all that time ago. Basically, I’m still a child, I love being childlike, and here was another chance to play with these crazy toys. And the cutting-edge technology makes it exciting. Doing the teaser trailer for Comic-Con, I had my first experience of motion capture. And that’s turning the industry on its head. It’s amazing being part of that.

ohnotheydidnt: The Dude talks Tron 2 and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

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