“The Last Stand,” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to his role as a leading man action star, hits Blu-ray and DVD today, so we’re bringing you this exclusive look at a featurette from the disc. If you’ve ever seen how Schwarzenegger talks about his movies, especially the “Total Recall” audio commentary, you know how fun it can be.
Also, to celebrate the release, we spoke with Schwarzenegger’s co-star Jaimie Alexander, who explained what it was like to watch herself in an action movie alongside the legend.
Check out our interview with Jaimie Alexander after the jump!
How has it been looking back at “The Last Stand”?
I’ve said it before, but this probably the most fun I’ve ever had on a set. We all would eat lunch together every day. We just had such a great crew and cast. I wish there could be a sequel.
Is it different watching yourself in an action movie?
With me in action films, I feel like the focus isn’t directly on me as an actress. It’s more about what’s going on around me. When I watch it, I’m not as critical of myself. I’m more like, “Whoa, that was crazy.” When I see something that I’ve done, like a drama or a comedy, it’s like crickets. I get nervous because I’m front and center. I only watch myself when I have to go to the premiere. I don’t own any of my own movie or anything. I don’t know if that’s weird or very Johnny Depp of me to say, but that’s the truth.
How about watching yourself next to Arnold Schwarzenegger?
It was pretty cool. I have four brothers, and seeing it through them and seeing how excited they were. We all grew up watching Arnold’s movies. He’s very much a hero to us and an idol. I couldn’t believe when I signed onto this. I just thought, “Holy crap. I’m doing an action film with Arnold Schwarzenegger.” I have all of his movies from when I was a kid. It was one of those moments when I first met him. I was thinking, “Don’t say anything dumb. Don’t do anything weird.” I was kind of nervous, and he’s just a really nice guy. He’s got a crazy sense of humor, and he’s genuinely himself. I just appreciated that so much.
Was there anything in the movie that made you think “I can’t believe I did that”?
There’s a scene that was kind of cut together where you couldn’t quite see what happened or how I got into the Suburban, but he spins the Suburban in a 360, and I have to literally jump into the Suburban, hanging onto Zach Gilford’s leg. I thought, “Schwarzenegger’s driving this, and I’m jumping in, and this is really epic.” I did all of my own stunts on that movie. I think it was more of an ego thing because I wanted to show Schwarzenegger that I could do it. The man jumped off a building and when through three awnings. That was him. He’s 65. If he can do that, I’m jumping in this Suburban.
“The Last Stand” hits Blu-ray and DVD today!