Lots of Mary news regarding The Thing this morning. First up, MTV has debuted a new photo featuring Mary and her co-star Joel Edgerton which you can now view in the gallery.
Secondly, while Mary isn’t featured in the clip, the first clip for the film is now available and if you don’t want to get spoiled, don’t watch, but if you totally want to get the feel for how creepy this film will be, watch the clip below:
Finally, MTV also posted a new interview with Mary talking about The Thing which you can read an excerpt about below. The full interview can be read when you click on the MTV link above:
MTV: What’s the bigger threat for you on set in Canada? Is it losing your voice from screaming all the time or losing your fingers from frostbite?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead: I think it was fainting from nearly hyperventilating. That was the biggest thing. Also, by the end of it, we were shooting in the summer and we were acting like it was freezing cold and we were all in parkas and layers and layers of gloves and hats, and it was humid and hot outside. There was a lot of heat exhaustion setting in. It was kind of crazy — we had to act cold. I didn’t have to do a lot of screaming in this, which was good. It was just a lot of that kind of heavy breathing, where you’re trying to keep your composure and trying not to fall apart. It’s that really small, fast breathing and take, after take, after take of that kind of thing, you start to get lightheaded and start to get a little woozy.
MTV: There are a lot of remakes and new takes on cult classics, and I think a lot of people feel, “I’m OK with it, if they get it right.” For you guys on set, was that sort of pressure on your minds? And do you think you did get it right?
Winstead: There was definitely a lot of pressure, because everyone involved is a fan of the John Carpenter version. None of us wanted to mess it up and none of us wanted to sully the legend of the John Carpenter film. We wanted to add to it in a positive way, a fun way, and make something that could go hand in hand with that film. And that’s what we did. I think we made a film that’s a really great standalone film, but also something that’s really cool if you’re a fan of the John Carpenter version, just to get a little insight into what may have occurred before. I think it’s just a good movie regardless of how you feel about remakes and prequels and all of that. At least you can go see a good film and hopefully put that aside and just be there and go along for the ride.
Mary’s one of four women profiled in the latest L.A. Times feature where they compliment them being one of the generations leading ladies.
Here’s what they had to say about Mary Elizabeth:
A producer recently told me that women like horror flicks more than men. That tidbit is a tad ironic, given the sheer number of ingenues who have met their doom at the end of a slasher’s knife. Winstead herself loves a good gorefest, having costarred in flicks ranging from Grindhouse to Final Destination 3. But her next horror gig holds particular significance: As the first female lead in the latest reimagining of The Thing, due out October 14, she straps herself into a parka, hardens her normally doe-like gaze into a stony stare and joins Milla Jovovich and Sigourney Weaver in the elite club of leading ladies who utterly kick monster butt. “I don’t have a lot of friends who relate to the girls walking around in Daisy Dukes,” says Winstead. “I don’t relate to it, and I don’t relate to the rom-com girl crying into her Ben & Jerry’s, either. But this character is strong, smart and takes care of herself. When I saw the script, I knew it was something I could not say no to.”
You can see the lovely new photo of Mary in the gallery:
Mary attended the 3rd Annual Operation Smile Luncheon hosted by Dior Beauty yesterday, August 23 and looked lovely as always in her all white outfit! The silver bow on her top is really cute. At the event, she posed with actress Kate Mara. Visit the gallery and enjoy the new pics!!
Update: A total of 3 pics have been added.
Hey, everyone! Just decided to give you guys a quick update on everything. As you may have noticed, Melanie & I have been really hard at work rebuilding not only the site, but the gallery as well. We’ve already managed to update the gallery with all events, photo shoots, scans, and other projects. Pretty much, all we have left to do is add main film caps and some extras caps. If you have anything you’d like to contribute, don’t hesitate to use the contact button on the homepage under the site info on the left hand side of the page. Until then, I have gone ahead and added a couple of trailer screencaps from the ones Mary has appeared in, none of which would’ve been completed without the help of my friend DS. We still have a little more work to do, but we appreciate all your patience and support! 🙂
Without further ado, the trailer caps we’ve uploaded include…
Final Destination 3:
Two trailers for Deathproof:
Live Free or Die Hard:
Make It Happen:
And all three trailers for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World so feel free to visit the gallery to see all three trailer caps from there. Below is just the caps for the full trailer, but the teaser and international trailer have also been posted.
Late last week, Mary and Riley announced that they’d be working on a new short film together titled Magnificat and now we have our first look at Mary in the film!
You can head on over to the film’s site or check out the pic in our gallery.