Jaimie Alexander, known for playing Lady Sif in Thor, stars as a more mortal crime-fighter alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kim Jee-woon’s The Last Stand. Though we’ll be running our full interview with Alexander later this week, we wanted to bring you her comments on some of her future projects, including Thor: The Dark World, writer/director David Marconi’s Intersection with Frank Grillo and an undisclosed action movie. Alexander also revealed her wish to star in a wacky comedy with the likes of Will Ferrell.
Also starring Rodrigo Santoro, Luis Guzmán, Johnny Knoxville, Forest Whitaker, Peter Stormare and Zach Gilford, The Last Stand opens on January 18th. Check out what Alexander had to say about her upcoming projects after the jump.
During the interview, I asked Alexander about an update on Thor: The Dark World, how her experiences with directors Kenneth Branagh and Alan Taylor compared and how much more of an expanded role Sif would get this time. Check out her responses below: On working under two different directors:
Alexander: Two very different people, but both have extraordinary visions for what the film should look like and what it is going to look like. Alan, I feel like the second installment of Thor is much darker, much more rooted in what’s going on in the soul, whereas Ken’s version definitely had that soulfulness but was also lighter and there’s an elegance to his film….I was nervous going into the second one. I meet Alan, he has great ideas, super open to what we want to do as well and knows that we were the character once upon a time. So we can do it again and he puts his spin on it. He’s got some incredible shots in that film. I really enjoyed him a lot.
You get to experience more of who she is on the inside. You get to see her in a more feminine way and we do explore the Thor/Sif relationship a little bit. That was fun…I definitely have action. But there are scenes, we have a few scenes where we don’t have any action at all and it was actually a lot of fun to play that because you’re not hiding behind a sword or an explosion, it’s just here, in your face. It was nice to see who she really is and that sort of thing. It was fun.
Alexander also talked about her upcoming role in the Marconi film, Intersection:
I play a character who goes on a honeymoon, she’s a newlywed…it’s all a façade. She plans to kill her husband. He’s a horrible man, he’s very abusive and she tries to get away from him by hiring someone who she has a romantic involvement with. It’s a setup that goes completely awry. We get stranded in the middle of the Sahara Desert with some other people who are stranded in the same area and you learn that all of these people are tied in together freakishly, it’s a really interesting plot.
Alexander also mentioned another movie role that she’ll hopefully be able to talk about in the next few weeks, but for right now it remains under wraps except to say that it’s an action picture and she’s been sworn to secrecy about it. She did, however, express an interest in doing a wacky comedy, perhaps with Will Ferrell:
Just for fun, I’m really goofy and I would love to do some stupid comedy, I’m talking like crazy, out there, Will Ferrell type of thing. I love it, I think those movies are so funny. Chris Farley, I was a huge fan of his growing up. I would love to do something kind of slapstick and funny, maybe where I could change my look even a little bit.