Hercules Interviews of Dwayne Johnson from Hulu and Irina Shayk for Modelinia..
Hercules is drumming up talk– if only to discuss the virtues or disappointment in this film. What do you expect from this movie? It’s the gazillionth version of the character. I loved the TV show best but this one has some serious noise/buzz going for it. Because of that– and also that I was able to access lots of stuff via Hulu.com for late night TV interviews, I thought it might be worth featuring this! Hopefully the movie has better legs than Dwayne Johnson.
Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock hits CONAN on TBS!
While Dwayne Johnson was on a slew of TV shows, here’s an interview that Modelinia.com’s blogger did with Irina Shayk who plays Hercules’ wife in the Brett Ratner version of this mythological movie,.
Modelinia chatted with Irina Shayk about style, summer and her transition from modeling to acting. Russian model Irina Shayk is making her acting debut in Brett Ratner’s Hercules. The beautiful brunette plays the role of Megara, Hercules’s wife.
“When I got this offer I was so excited” revealed Irina during Modelinia’s interview. “I had met Brett over the years at different events and we had always wanted to work together so when this role of Megara came up it seemed like a perfect fit.”
Irina described being onset as inspiring, and revealed that she felt lucky to be working with an amazing cast, including Dwayne Johnson, Johns Hurst and Ian McShane.
“I was so lucky to be surrounded by such talented people while on the set.” “They have all done such amazing things so I tried to just watch them work and take it all in.” she said.
Excerpt of the interview::
In her first-ever Hollywood role, Irina joins Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Brett Ratner’s summer blockbuster, Hercules, in which she plays the part of the stunning Megara, Hercules’s first wife and the film’s beloved heroine. Though we’ve only been able to catch a few glimpses of the Russian beauty in the film’s official trailer thus far, Irina’s acting abilities have already won the praises of both Ratner and Johnson, who assure that the supermodel does ‘not disappoint.” As if she ever could.
Ahead of her big film debut, we caught up with Irina to discuss her transition from modeling into acting, her experience working alongside The Rock, and the legendary role she hopes to one day land. See our exclusive interview with Irina below and catch the supermodel in action when Hercules hits theaters this Friday!
1. How did this role come about for you?
I have always been interested in acting but only ever got offers for roles as strippers or bartenders, so when I got this offer I was so excited. I had met Brett over the years at different events and we had always wanted to work together so when this role of Megara came up it seemed like a perfect fit.
2. You got to work with an amazing cast, including Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt and Ian McShane. What was it like working with such talented actors?
I was so lucky to be surrounded by such talented people while on the set. They have all done such amazing things, so I tried to just watch them work and take it all in.
3. How would you describe your character?
I play Megara in the film, who is Hercules’s wife and the mother of his children. The role is small, but powerful, so it was a perfect first role for me. She is loyal and dedicated to her family and that is definitely something I am, so I tried to bring those qualities to the character.
Video interviews with cast and crew for Hercules Premiere! See Irina at 2:20 marker
8. Moving on— summer is a great time to switch up your workout. What’s your favorite workout and/or activity to do outdoors?
I love to go running outside and to go swimming.
9. What was your last great fashion purchase?
I recently bought this amazing vintage Alaia dress! I’m trying to decide what the perfect place to wear it is.
See the balance of the interview at www.Modelinia.com
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