Pa­tri­cia Whit­more in In­de­pen­dence Day: Resur­gence

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews - Nick Setch­field

Was the orig­i­nal In­de­pen­dence Day part of your child­hood?

I was two when it came out but I was prob­a­bly about 10 or 11 when I saw it for the first time. My dad was a huge fan of the film, so he showed it to me. I think we rented it on VHS! The good old days! It’s a su­per-spe­cial film.

What’s Roland Em­merich like as a di­rec­tor?

He’s very spe­cific and I like that in a di­rec­tor. He’s very fo­cused on all the green screen and the ex­tras and every­thing that’s go­ing on in the back­ground but he cares most about the per­for­mances, be­cause with­out that you re­ally have noth­ing. So we’d re­ally take our time – some­times we’d be do­ing 15 takes on a scene.

You had SWAT team train­ing when you made

Was that some­thing that you brought to this film?

The 5th Wave.

Oh yeah, that helped a lot – just hold­ing a gun and know­ing how to hold a gun is so spe­cific, so very, very help­ful – just the tech­nique, how you move.

Can you take a gun apart and put it back to­gether?

I might need a lit­tle help but I think I could, yeah!

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