At the Louis Carreon art exhibit on Friday night in Hollywood, Michelle Rodriguez–a friend of the artist–stopped by to support his latest collection, “New Filth.” She was only there a short time, but was cool enough to answer a few questions about her upcoming films Avatar, from director James Cameron, and The Fast and the Furious 4.
ComingSoon.net: How is “Avatar” going? Michelle Rodriguez: We finished shooting and now they’re going to go into post for about a year.
CS: Have you seen any of the footage? Rodriguez: It’s spectacular.
CS: Our audience is really excited about it, so anything you can tell me would be great. Rodriguez: I’ve seen raw stuff that hasn’t even been touched up. It’s not even in its second phase of all of the computer post-production that they’ve got to do, and it looks phenomenal.
CS: How in awe were you of James Cameron? Rodriguez: Let’s just put it this way, if my bills weren’t so expensive on a monthly basis, I would beg him to become his assistant. I would literally beg him.
CS: How incredible was your experience on the film and with Cameron? Rodriguez: I think he’s an amazing guy. I look forward to watching and being a part of anything in his future.
CS: What was the process of shooting on the set like? Rodriguez: Just being surrounded by geniuses. In between cuts we’d just be talking about science. He’s an encyclopedia that guy and I love him for it. I just get fed information which is great.
CS: How do you think fans are going to react when they see “Avatar”? Rodriguez: They’re going to react the same way they did when people saw their first colored film. I’m so proud to be a part of it.
CS: When do you start shooting “The Fast and the Furious 4”? Rodriguez: I don’t know yet. Sometime near the end of the month we’ll get on that.
CS: Where is the story going to pick up from? Rodriguez: I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to talk about it so I’m just going to shut up about it.
CS: Do you still watch “Lost”? Rodriguez: I loved being a part of that show. It was great. I’ve watched a couple of episodes afterwards. I’ve been pretty busy and I don’t really have time to watch TV.
Avatar tells the story of an ex-Marine, thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in bio-diversity, who eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival. It is scheduled for a December 18, 2009 release.