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Sound Bite: Michael Pena – what resonated with you in this script?
I mean it was the same thing it’s like you, I want something that entertains me, I mean it’s very like if you pick up a comic book your like this is cool and you keep reading that’s kind of the way you know when you are a kid that’s kind of the way I chose scripts I’m like it’s not anything political or I want to say anything, not yet you know if it is I am sure that will come about but this one is just just having the joy and pleasure of reading something and wanting to see that movie.
Sound Bite: Michael Pena – this was a healing process
Yeah, (talking) yeah I mean for his is was you know he’s he’s against the war and stuff and he is playing somebody who just came back from the war so I think that’s got to be something interesting on his psyche with his political views and I don’t know I think he kind of came off in a way so that you feel for his character you know, you also laugh at his character but you feel for his character and what he is going through.
Sound Bite: Michael Pena – did you talk to a lot of soldiers?
No. (talking) Well it was mainly the script I mean I am playing a guy whose private parts aren’t working anymore and he is a cocky guy at that you know what I mean, not a lot of, if the guy is cocky he’s not going to tell you about that and it is going to be difficult to relay those kind of stories and those points that I you know that I wanted so I pretty much relied on the script and worked with the I did a lot of work with the director emailing him like what to do what about this and what about that.
Sound Bite: Michael Pena- worst thing to happen to your character
Yeah totally it uh um I think it did you know and there is times where you know you see even in the movie you know there is conversation and he is stuck out somewhere and he’s like you know could be thinking about it you know and isn’t quite comfortable with what’s going on and it could shake somebody’s you know that is like Tiger Wood’s melting down like on Sunday at Augusta, you know what I mean or uh where it’s like this never happens to me.
Sound Bite: Michael Pena – did you feel like you were on a road trip shooting this?
Totally, but except it was like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, you know what I mean because obviously we were on planes we weren’t on trains but it was like automobiles going back and forth and a lot of traveling, I mean when you travel with one crew from city to city to city to city um it gets to be a little like a circus.
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