J.K. Simmons is arguably one of the best character actors of our age. While promoting his latest critically acclaimed film "Whiplash", opposite Miles Teller, he discussed his experience with another film he recently wrapped. The much larger production of "Terminator Genisys".
This next installment in the franchise will see the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a T-800, as well as the audition of Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese. On the production, Simmons said the following:
"It’s a gigantic movie and that was such a surprise when they sent that to me and asked me to do it. I thought ‘Well, obviously it’s a gigantic movie and on that level, it’s something most actors would want to be a part of, but is it just going to be the formulaic yadda-yadda-yadda then cut to the stuff blowing up?’ But I found the script to be really much more intelligent and fun and funny and well-rounded and heart-felt. It’s a love story. It’s a really interesting script. They got great actors. I wrapped that in August, so that was another movie that ended up being really satisfying on all levels. I have a much smaller part in that but it was really a fun thing to be a part of.
…most of my stuff was with Jai Courtney and Emilia Clarke and Arnold was very involved or rather I was involved in a fair amount of stuff with Arnold. I spent very little time actually with Jason Clarke, but yeah I got to work with all four of the leads of the film and from the table read on, I was just favorably impressed by everybody’s work. Also everybody’s attitude and what they brought to work with them every day and how there was no BS and diva tantrums. It was a good experience overall."
We aren't sure yet who Simmons is playing, but the production of "Terminator Genisys" has been kept very much under wraps as a whole. Whether it was a role like J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Rami's "Spider-Man" trilogy, or a smaller supporting role in "Juno", Simmons makes every film better. His confidence in the quality of the picture certainly intrigues us.
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