DREDD: Olivia Thirlby On Playing Judge Anderson, & What She'd Like To See In A Sequel
In an interview from SDCC, the actress reveals that she is a bit of a comic fan and is "obsessed" with her character in the upcoming movie. She also says she would like to see a bit of Dark Judge action in a sequel..
Olivia Thirlby makes her CBM debut with Dredd, Pete Travis' ultra-violent re-imagining of the 2000 AD character first brought to "life" by Sylvester Stallone in the disappointing '90s movie. In this version, Thirlby plays Anderson, a psychic rookie Judge who also happens to be Dredd's partner and probably the closest thing he has to a friend. It turns out the young actress is a big fan of the comics, and speaks to Crave Online about playing the very popular character in the movie..
"Well, I’m completely obsessed with her, and that’s been my favorite part actually, of promoting this film, is realizing that I’m completely obsessed with this character. She is literally my dream role. I can’t imagine anyone cooler [laughs] than Anderson! I think, for me, the essence of the character was making her psychic abilities part of her entire essence, and part of her experience of being alive. And to take it seriously and treat it not as some comic book superpower, and treat it as a rather believable phenomena that does exist in the world. I came up with the ways by which I thought that she was sensitive and how she perceives things, and what exactly is going down inside her head, and how she knows that Dredd is angry and in control, but there’s something else… all this stuff.
We have already heard from Thirlby that the would love to return for a sequel, but what does she envision for Anderson if that was to come about?
"Oh my goodness, fingers crossed tightly for the sequel. You know, I would love to see her come up against some of the Dark Judges, Judge Death. I think especially because she is an atypical judge, and because she is an extraordinary judge. It would be really interesting to see her come up against other judges who are different in that way."
I think every Dredd fan is right with Thirlby there. In fact if a sequel is made and it didn't feature Judge Death, well, that would just be very silly indeed. For the full interview click the link below.
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