In a quiet little movie called Divergent, a brute named Eric intimidates a new faction pledge named Tris (Shailene Woodley) with his bulging muscles, gauge-like piercings, and neck tattoos. Eric, played by actor Jai Courtney, is tireless in his pursuit of brawn and business. Courtney, however, is neither an American from a dystopian future—though he’ll play yet another post-apocalypse soldier in the forthcoming Terminator reboot—nor a particularly strict rule follower. He is, in fact, a big, smiley, sarcastic, self-assured Australian. (Who, incidentally, possesses bulging muscles.) When we meet for a round of dirty martinis at The Leadbelly on New York’s Lower East Side—a clubhouse that looks like your best friend’s parents’ basement, complete with old records and sepia-toned photographs—he’s gearing up for the release of yet another movie in which he assumes the tough guy role.
By Spotlight Report on May 11, 2015 in Interviews, On the Spot
Ahead of the May 14 release of Angelina Jolie‘s Unbroken, Universal Sony provided us with this interesting interview with Australian star Jai Courney, who plays the role of Hugh “Cup” Cuppernell in the film.
The two stars of Terminator Genisys, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney, talk about their roles in this summer’s sci-fi action movie…
Although neither of them are strangers to physical roles, the forthcoming Terminator Genisys represents a whole new challenge for Jai Courtney and Emilia Clarke. For not only will they have to suffer whatever gun- and explosive-related mayhem the latest film in the franchise will throw at them, but they’ll also have to create their own interpretations of two much-loved characters from the 1984 original.
Note: The following interview was conducted on the set of Terminator: Genisys on July 11th 2014 in a roundtable with other journalists. The full interview transcript follows.
T WAS THE LONGEST I’VE EVER TRAVELED FOR A SINGLE AUDITION . . . AT THAT POINT, I HAD DECIDED THAT I WOULD GET THE PART, BECAUSE OTHERWISE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
A MONUMENTAL WASTE OF MY WEEKEND.
If you’ve ever read an Internet comment board or checked out the tweets sent to actors playing superheroes, then you’re well aware of the fact that fandoms can giveth but also taketh away. It’s got to be a pretty anxiety-provoking experience to remake or reboot or sequel-ize something that fans are already passionately attached to, but for “Terminator Genisys” star Jai Courtney, that’s just part of the job.
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It seems like all eyes have been on the “Suicide Squad” set since the DC movie first began filming in April — in no small part because Oscar winner Jared Leto is taking on the iconic role of the Joker, and he’s the the first actor to do so since Heath Ledger died in 2008.
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04 JUNE 2015
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Interview for a journal DAMAN
March 31, 2014
CRUEL INTENTIONS. Being a ruthless leader in “Divergent” doesn’t reveal the nature of Australia’s acting export Jai Courtney. Here DA MAN chats with the male protagonist in the upcoming “Terminator” franchise.