I love this photo. Check out this new pic of Mary featured in the LA Times’ Hero Complex where she talks about The Thing. Here’s some of the excerpts:
For actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the scariest part about starring in a new prequel to the film, also called “The Thing” and opening Friday, was the risk of not living up to a cult favorite.
“I think there was some pressure going into it knowing that we were going to be watched very closely and that if we didn’t do it justice, there was going to be a lot of anger,” Winstead said in Los Angeles.
“I didn’t open the script and see a bunch of retreads of the same characters that are in the first film, who are so beloved,” said Winstead, a self-described fan of Carpenter’s film, which was itself inspired by 1951?s “The Thing From Another World.” “I saw a totally new story with new characters and new dynamics.”
“I kind of accepted the fact that she’s not funny,” Winstead said of Kate, for whom she drew inspiration from her oldest sister, a neurologist. “She’s very serious.… She’s very focused, she’s very intelligent.”
And here’s what she says regarding her career beyond “Smashed”:
After that, it’s anyone’s guess what the Los Angeles-based actress will tackle, which suits her just fine.
“Whatever your last film was is usually how people see you,” Winstead said. “I try with every film to go in the opposite direction … so that nobody will ever be able to figure out exactly what I am.”
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