Jonathan Lloyd Walker Talks About Working with Mary Elizabeth Winstead

In a new interview with BallnRoll, Mary’s “Thing” co-star Jonathan Lloyd Walker said nothing but sweet things about working with our favorite actress, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Here’s what he said:

What was it like working with Mary Elizabeth Winstead?

She’s an absolutely lovely woman, and a very good performer, and I think a good anchor for this film. I’m very dismayed sometimes when I go online and read some of the stuff they’re throwing around on some of the forums for this film, that people slight her for being a woman in a film that they think should be all men.

There’s no such thing as a canon when it comes to this, because in Carpenter’s original draft of the thing, he had a female character, but they were having trouble casting her, so they made the character male. The book, the whole universe that this was based on, had female characters and so did the Howard Hawks film. So I don’t think it’s a problem having a female lead. She does a really, really incredible job. She’s very compelling to watch. She’s not, in any way, shape or form, a lightweight actor–she’s got a depth and a heft to her that I think people who go and give themselves over to the film will see that. She’s a solid actor.

MORE Eyegore Photos!

It continues! Even more photos of Mary at this past weekend’s Eyegore Awards have been added to the gallery, and they’re all HQ! Check out all 20+ photos in the gallery.

Mary Talks “The Thing: Assimilation”

This past Tuesday, Mary attended the Halloween Horror Nights preview night and in an interview with the OC Register, talked about how closely “The Thing: Assimilation” maze looked a lot like the actual film set:

Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who stars in “The Thing,” says the maze based on the movie freaked her out a bit during one of the preview nights.

“They did such a good job,” she says. “I’ve never been to Halloween Horror Nights before so I didn’t know what to expect, but just to see the level of how far they go with it and how they recreated the sets from the film exactly and the monsters, aliens and creatures exactly, it’s like you’re living through the film. It took me back, certain parts of the maze, I was like ‘Am I on set, where am I’?”


Mary Attends the Eyegore Awards!

Last night marked the opening of Halloween Horror Nights and it also marked the date of the 2011 Eyegore Awards that Mary attended. At the event, Mary presented the award for best short film. I’ll try adding more pics as I find them, but for now, check out the pic in the gallery.

Also, enjoy the video of Mary walking the red carpet:

“The Thing” Premiere Date

Some of you have been wondering, and now we have the info. According to Variety, “The Thing” premiere date will be held on October 10 at Universal Studios in CA where Mary attended the HHN preview night and visited The Thing: Assimilation haunted house.

In that regard, “The Thing” maze — which replicates the film’s Norwegian camp, where a group of researchers find themselves infected by an alien creature that can transform itself into an exact replica of any living being — will also be used for an upcoming press junket for the pic and for the afterparty of the film’s Oct. 10 premiere.

How exciting!

New Pic of Mary at Halloween Horror Nights!

Earlier this week, Mary attended preview nights at Halloween Horror Nights in California to check out the new “The Thing: Assimilation” maze and I’ve uploaded a new photo of Mary at the event. She also did an interview with Extra TV which will likely air either tonight or next week. Either way, we’ll post the interview here for all of you to see. In the meantime, enjoy the new photo looking pretty as always by clicking the photo below or visiting the gallery.