In a recent chinwag with Totalfilm, Olivia Wilde spoke on a range of subjects pertaining to her role, Ella, in the upcoming sci-fi western ‘Cowboys & Aliens.’ Talking about undertaking the action side of her role Wilde revealed: “The stunt co-ordinator said, ‘I’ve never pulled an actor off a moving horse. Do you want to do it?’ Stunt guys always get to know me very quickly because I love stunts and they said, ‘If anyone can do it, Olivia can…’”
Olivia Wilde also spoke on working with Daniel Craig after missing out on ‘Casino Royale’: “I screen-tested for that and I wanted it so badly. “But now I’m happy it didn’t work out because we wouldn’t have been able to do this, and I think he agreed that this was a better pairing for us. Daniel Craig taught me a lot. He taught me about stillness and silence… he does very little and it’s very impressive.”
Opening up about her characters role in the film Olivia Wilde declared: “She’s not just the love interest. She’s not simply sultry. She has a lot in common with Jake and she’s watching him very closely, because any clues he can give her as to where he’s been will help her on her journey. She’s been hiding in the town. She wants to fade into the shadows and only comes out when Jake arrives.”
‘Cowboys & Aliens’ will be hitting cinemas July 29th 2011 in the US, and August 12th in the UK. The film follows a stranger (Daniel Craig) who has no memory of his past as stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.