Amanda Peet Talks ‘2012’
"So there are two stories, so basically, I don’t know what I’m supposed to give away, but obviously the world is sort of in peril," actress Amanda Peet (Studio 60) told a gaggle of reporters yesterday about 2012. The original science fiction drama from Roland Emmerich’s has been in production this fall for Sony.
"Well, we’re in peril, obviously!" she said. "And some people know that we’re in peril, and some people don’t. Like some people in the government. So there are a few different stories. And I’m with a family that doesn’t know. So we’re in a survival story, basically. … I’m a civilian."
Given that the Mayan calendar predicted that the world will end on December 21, 2012, Emmerich launched his story, which was first announced in May. Sony anticipates a July 10, 2009 release for the feature which also stars John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and Thomas McCarthy.
She addressed the blue screen acting process given the apocalypse taking the form for floods, volcanic eruptions and typhoons. "You watch playback, and you realize that you look like you’re on a Saturday Night Live skit, and you have to take it down a little bit. Or, luckily if John Cusack is around … he sets the level. Tom McCarthy and I always make jokes, because we’re not used to dealing with this kind of thing. And John is like an old pro. So whenever John was there, it was much better. … When John was there, we’d be like, ‘Oh, s–t, we’ve totally been overplaying this. … Are we in a silent movie, from a different era?’"