"A Constant Delight"
Rachel Weisz is best for her roles in films like The Mummy series, Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, Constantine, The Fountain, and The Constant Gardener, the last netting her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. The 42 year-old London native’s latest role is as Stephanie Snyder in the film The Bourne Legacy.
Weisz talks about what she enjoyed about doing the film.
“Well, what I really like about tone of the Bourne films is that it’s really realistic,” Rachel says, “So I’m not playing an action heroine, I’m playing a scientist who is a pretty normal person.”
“I’m not like physically gifted in any way,” she continues, “So I think he’s always very, very realistic. She gets scared, she gets terrified. In the end, she gets to kick ass a little but, but I’m not a superhero.”
Rachel talks about what it was like to ride on the back of a boat with co-star Jeremy Renner.
“It was terrifying, really terrifying. Jeremy actually told me recently,” Weisz says, “He was very sweet. He never told me when we were in Manilla that that was the scariest stunt for him, because he was responsible for my life, which he was. He didn’t tell me that in Manilla. thank God. I just had to surrender. I didn’t have to act, it was terrifying.”
The Bourne Legacy is the first film in the series without its main character Jason Bourne. Weisz commented on the whether or not having a female lead character was toyed with in the writing process.
“I don’t know if it was ever toyed with or considered,” Rachel says, “But if they wrote it, I’d be up for it.”
Rachel was asked what agent she finds more dangerous, Jason Bourne or the film’s new main character, Aaron Cross.
“I don’t know how to answer that question, I’m sorry,” Weisz replies.