INT: Kelly Preston
Kelly Preston isnít just a MILF; sheís a Super-MILF.
At least thatís what she plays in SKY
HIGH. As Josie Jetstream,
wife of Captain Stronghold (Kurt Russell) and mother of Will (Michael
Angarano), she has to balance the equally difficult tasks of saving the world
and raising an adolescent boy. Oh, and she
still looks smoking hot, too.†
Kelly, who draws her real-life powers from her devotion to
Scientology (her husband, John Travolta is one of the churchís most prominent
members), stopped by the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills last week for a press
conference to promote Sky High. Here are
some excerpts (minus the Scientology stuff):
Sky High, you play a superhero mom. Do you
have any special ďpowersĒ as a real-life mom?
Lists. I am the queen of the list. I love having lists and then I can be
spontaneous, because if I havenít forgotten stuff then I am able to then go,
ďLetís go off here and do thisĒ and create off of that. Prioritizing,
thatís always a huge one because a lot of times you have so many things that
you want to do and youíve got to sometimes choose.
was it like performing your flying stunts? Were
the wires uncomfortable?
The groups of men and women who built our harnesses did the Cirque de Soleil harnesses so they were so refined and so perfectly fit to your body. Then Scott Rogers who was the stunt coordinator had the rigging, and they knew exactly where to pick you. I did a film years ago called Space Camp where we did weightlessness, and you had to act like this. Weíve come so far since those days, and that was really uncomfortable. That was years ago. Now itís not that bad. Itís fun.
there more action scenes that didnít make it into the film?
a flashback that was shot of how we met. They ended up putting in a bit of a
flashback within a flashback but it was very brief. Itís a much longer scene.
And I get to do the crash through the window and flying. You know, all those
fun, cool flying stunts. There was another little teeny scene, another flashback
again, as a realtor 20 years ago getting the call and zooming up in the air, and
my stunt woman did this and she went from zero to sixty and a hundred feet high,
What was it like working with the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter?
I grew up with Wonder Woman, and the fact that she did the film was just so much fun. And I talked to her about being Wonder Woman. But you got to remember, she had a very simple costume Ė very tight. Definitely very tight.† But we didnít talk about those aspects. I thought that was very cool to have Lynda Carter play the principal, because itís tongue in cheek. Itís fun. We played with things and didnít take it too seriously. So, it was a kick.
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