Audio interview: Yvonne Strahovski talks KILLER ELITE and CHUCK Season 5 – plus new red band trailer for KILLER ELITE

Audio interview: Yvonne Strahovski talks KILLER ELITE and CHUCK Season 5 – plus new red band trailer for KILLER ELITE



Being a big fan of CHUCK on NBC, when I was asked if I was interested in speaking with Yvonne Strahovski about her role in KILLER ELITE, it was all I could do to contain my excitement. I’ve watch CHUCK religiously since the first episode, and like many I was initially surprised to learn that Yvonne was in fact Australian, as she really sells an American accent in convincing fashion. In the new movie KILLER ELITE (starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro), she returns to her homeland roots and accent playing the love interest, and unlike her role of “Sarah” on CHUCK she’s showing a softer side and staying out of the action this time around. You can listen to the full 12-minute audio interview by clicking HERE (or you can right-click and save the MP3 to your Desktop).

Some of things discussed in the interview include:

Using Australian accent once again after several years of living in the States, and it being a little difficult.

Yvonne’s understandable excitement over doing a scene with Robert De Niro… just the two of them.

Her playing a much different kind of role from what people are used to seeing on CHUCK.

Getting to play a character that is essentially an anchor of emotion for Jason Statham’s character.

Actors & actresses on Season 5 of CHUCK, including Mark Hamill, Carrie Anne Moss and Rebecca Romijn!

How things have changed on CHUCK and what fans can expect from the new season.

What she’d like to see explored with the “Sarah” character on CHUCK that hasn’t been touched upon yet.

Here’s a few direct quotes from the interview:

“It’s really weird doing an Australian accent because I’m not used to speaking that way in front of a camera anymore. I’m so used to being American… pretending to be American on camera from playing Sarah Walker on CHUCK for the past 4 1/2 years. So it was kind of awkward, it was a little weird being in front of a camera doing the Aussie and definitely required a little bit of effort, which is funny, because one would think it would come naturally, but after so much time spent in the States it wasn’t as natural as I hoped it would be.”

On working with Robert De Niro – “I’m not gonna lie, it was definitely, definitely nerve-wracking. I found that out when I got there, I got to Melbourne to shoot the movie, and I was standing in the production office and saw his photo up on the wall along with the rest of us… and I wondered what Robert De Niro was doing up on that wall with the rest of us. It turned out he was doing the movie as well, and I immediately had a heart attack. (laughter) And then they told me I was actually going to be doing scenes with him, so I had another heart attack, and then got really excited. I couldn’t wipe the grin off my face on the day, which was funny because I had to do a serious scene with him.”

Much more in the full interview. Again, to listen to the interview in its entirety, click HERE (or right-click and save the MP3 to your Desktop). My thanks to Open Road Films, Allied Entertainment, and Yvonne Strahvorski for making this happen. Check out KILLER ELITE opening this weekend in theaters, and watch for CHUCK Season 5 to have its season premiere on October 21, 2011. You can also watch a new red band trailer for KILLER ELITE below – WARNING: It’s fairly graphic.

KILLER ELITE is now playing everywhere

Check out our Release Day Roundup for KILLER ELITE (complete with posters, trailer and clips) HERE.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.