Amanda Schull Talks About Her Role In 12 Monkeys Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.19.2014
She plays Dr. Cassandra Railly...
In an interview with Coming Soon, Amanda Schull spoke about playing Dr. Cassandra Railly in Syfy's upcoming TV series based on the film 12 Monkeys. Here are highlights:
On if she was concerned about remaking the movie: "Well, the film came out in 1995, so at least the film wasn't made last year. We're not delving into something that is that fresh. It's also the same producers as the film, so it didn't give me so much pause as it was excitement. We're going to be doing it as much justice as I think can be done because we have all the right players involved to do it justice."
On if the people in Railly's life abandon her once she follows Cole: "I think it's not just that she makes the leap to trust Cole. It's that nobody else experienced her situation and knows what she's talking about, so nobody believes what she has now invested and is dedicating her life to do. I think it's sort of like if somebody were to tell you, "No, I really did see that UFO. I guarantee you." And it's somebody who you trust who's an intelligent, strong person, you want to believe them but at a certain point, you weren't there. You didn't experience what that person experienced and you can't go along for the ride with the same intensity."
On what questions she had for producers: "I had so many questions about what's going forward. Also from my perspective it's what's going forward for her as a person. I think in order for me to convincingly sell the audience on her journey, you need to hear about her as a person and what her plight was, which is a very different thing from the paradoxes. The paradoxes are not necessarily something I concern myself with as much just because I trust the writers wholeheartedly. I know that this was their baby. This is five years in the making for them and they're going to do her justice and do the story justice, but I was interested in what she went through from 2013 until 2015, and what makes her who she is and why she would be willing to go on that journey with Cole."