Godzilla: King of Monsters Actress Vera Farmiga Describes Movie As “Film About Saving Environment”

Vera Farmiga
attends the screening after party for Sony Pictures Classics' "Boundaries" hosted by The Cinema Society with Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City at The Penthouse Of The Roxy on June 11, 2018 in New York City.

Actress Vera Farmiga opened up about her role in Godzilla: King of Monsters revealing some huge details about her character and what her role in the film will be.

Farmiga spoke to Metro while promoting her comedy film, Boundaries.

She told Metro her character who goes by the name of Dr. Emma Russell will be a paleobiologist. She went on to describe just what exactly that entails:

“I play a paleobiologist. She has figured out a way to communicate with the creatures and potentially control them using their bioacoustics on a sonar level. So she is like a DJ for the monsters.”

Not only is she a paleobiologist, but she is also a mother to Millie Bobby Brown’s Madison Russell and the wife of Kyle Chandler’s Mark Russell.

While she didn’t really go into any more details about the Michael Dougherty film, she did reveal what she has had to endure on set and even confessed she was still filming during the time of the interview.

“I am still working with him. I still have another day of additional photography.”

She would go on to describe that Doughtery is “very careful” and “he wants to get it right. So countless takes.” As to what those takes are like she gave us a hint:

“I don’t mind it. Except for when there is cork being thrown at you and wind machines blowing down your ear and up your nostrils. I don’t mind it. I like to have as many takes. Of course, it depends on the film and the emotional output of the scene. It depends on a lot. But I am not really ready to talk about the film quite yet, because I have such a one track mind.”

Interestingly enough, Farmiga doesn’t see this Godzilla sequel as a monster film. Instead she sees it as a film about saving the environment:

“And ‘Godzilla’ to me isn’t a film about monsters. It is a film about saving the environment. When it comes down to it that’s what emerged to me off the written page, and so I find that there has to be a little parable in it that makes me interested.”

If Godzilla: King of Monsters is more a political message about saving the environment over an epic monster film, I can only imagine the negative reaction the film will get from numerous fans including myself. I’m not interested in seeing the Godzilla franchise be turned into an environmental activist film. I want to see Godzilla in all his glory taking down fellow monsters and wreaking havoc on cities. He’s the King of the Monsters, not a member of the Greenpeace!

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