Yvonne Strahovski (“Chuck”, “Dexter”) has a major role as a scientist working on reviving the dead in Stuart Beattie’s I, Frankenstein, which will be released through Lionsgate this Friday, January 24, 2014.
In the film, The 200-year-old Adam is played by Aaron Eckhart. Yvonne Strahovski, Bill Nighy and Miranda Otto also star.”200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein’s creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.”
At what point in the process did you get involved?
I got involved once Stuart [Beattie] got involved and had written the screenplay. Which was inspired by the graphic novel which was in turn inspired by the Mary Shelley novel. So I came onboard closer to the end of this process.
Your character has to make some pretty big leaps of faith in regard to her science, what would you say her biggest challenge is?
I think her journey. That’s one of the things when you play someone with such a strong journey. She starts off high minded about science and quite analytical and doesn’t believe in gargoyles and demons, and her entire world gets thrown upside down. That’s an awesome thing for an actor, and she definitely has a big evolution of self in the movie. When she meets the creature she thinks of him as an object and something to be potentially discarded later on and she realizes that he’s more than that.
You get a lot of screen time with Bill Nighy, it has to be great working with a legend like that.
Yeah kind of a legend. I would say the same thing. It was really awesome. He’s a lovely chap to work with. Definitely very social and told a lot of funny stories.
There’s a lot of action in the film, what was the hardest sequence to pull off physically?
A lot of action, yeah. One of my favorite ones was when Bill throws me across the room into the big electrical device. That was pretty wild. I was on a wire and that was a pretty heavy throw, so that was pretty awesome.
The movie sets itself up for a sequel, have you had any conversation regarding your potential return?
No, not really. Nothing official. Just ideas being tossed around. Maybe there will be one, who knows. I don’t know I can’t answer that.