While promoting her new horror film My Bloody Valentine 3-D, actress Jaime King is quick to point out to the press that she’s not only a real geek, but she’s a big Star Wars fan as well. Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview she gave FEAR.net.
I heard you are a Star Wars geek.
I am. I am actually doing the new Clone Wars animated series right now. I’m excited about that.
Which voice are you?
I can’t tell you yet, but I play a few voices. I harassed [Clone Wars director] Dave Filoni until he gave me a part. I sent him emails, and I followed him around Comic-Con saying “Hire me. Hire me. Hire me. Hire me.”
You have been to Skywalker Ranch, right?
Yes, I have. That was the best. I have gone a few times – every excuse I can find to go there, I use. And then I cry when I have to go. It’s utopia for me. The idea of being out in nature, then having all these guys there, doing what they do creatively… being in that environment…. I feel like George Lucas has created something so universal, that speaks everyone’s language, that transcends time and age. It’s something everyone can relate to. I just think George Lucas is awesome.
How is doing voice work a different take on these technological boundaries you like to play with?
The thing that is fun about doing voice work is that they can change and manipulate your voice. And now they have started putting a camera on you, to see how your mouth moves. That helps the animators match the lip movements. The great thing about Clone Wars is that they hand paint everything. So when you go see how they make these characters, they have real painters and artists, with their reference books, and you see all the work that goes into making something like this.
So then was Fanboys your dream movie?
It was ideal because I met my husband [director Kyle Newman] on it. I had never met him before, and I was asked to go down and do a cameo for the film, and I met him there, and it was happily ever after.
Read the full interview here:
Jaime King Wears Her ‘Bloody’ Heart on Her Sleeve! (via FEAR.net)
Read more about Jaime’s love for Star Wars here:
Jaime King Catches the Fan Spirit (via Starwars.com)