Theron Stunned By Acting Soldiers03 September 2007
Theron Stunned By Acting Soldiers
Director Paul Haggis decided to recruite U.S. soldiers recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, for The Valley Of Elah, the real life story of the murder of a soldier.
Theron admits she had reservations they could match up to the talents of her and co-stars Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones - but was blown away by their talent.
She says, "Paul said, 'Trust me', and I did.
"They showed up and I was blown away. I couldn't tell the difference between the actors and the real soldiers.
"It was really great and amazing. Amazing actors and I think I know why. I think that all of this is still so fresh for them. That was really what this work was about, it was just the truths of their lives. I think that really helped."
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