'RoboCop' star Abbie Cornish on movie reboot: 3 highlights
Abbie Cornish may not have experienced Halloween as a child, but that didn't stop the actress from falling in love with the film "RoboCop" -- 27 years prior to starring in the reboot.
Cornish stars as Clara Murphy in the movie, the wife of Alex Murphy/RoboCop, which is played by Joel Kinnaman. The film is set in the year 2028 and is said to be a "reimagining" of the original film, as opposed to remake.
"RoboCop" also stars the likes of Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Micheal Keaton. The film, directed by Jose Padilha, hits theaters nationwide on Feb. 12.
Cornish recently sat down with OTRC.com to talk about the film, why her brothers influenced her love of films and why she thinks having robots in real life would be a bad idea.
WATCH videos of Cornish's interview with OTRC.com above, as well as a trailer and clip from the movie, and check out 3 highlights from the interview below.
1. Growing up with "RoboCop" in Australia ...
"In Australia, we don't have Halloween. Now we do, a lot of American culture has infiltrated Australian culture, so Halloween growing up we never had Halloween. But now we do it, it's more in the cities."
"The closest movie theater was about 20 minutes drive, but he had 'RoboCop' on VHS. We ran that video 'til it shredded. I actually have a vague memory and I also might be making it up of us trying to repair that video tape. Because it was like, it was in the realm of 'Terminator' and stuff, there were these films that were just so cool at that age."
2. How her brothers influenced her love of film ...
"I think growing up with brothers, I wasn't into 'The Little Mermaid' or those sort of films because I grew up with brothers. So I was into, like, cool films and gangster films and street films and then as I grew up, I got into European films and independent films, which is where really my love for cinema grew."
3. Why robots in real life are a bad idea ...
"I just think that it's pertaining to war and I don't, I wouldn't want to support war. I just don't think we need robots in our homes. I just think we're very capable human beings, I just don't think it's something we need. I think it's great to develop technology, I think it would be lovely to be able to heal cancer for example, animals rights, human rights, diseases that we haven't yet got our heads around and we don't understand like cerebral palsy and things like this but, not war."
Reporting by Cari Skillman of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).