Compiled by: Jack Foley
Q. What is the main idea behind Cypher?
A. It's sort of a computer espionage movie. That's the main
idea of it, but I think of it as a love story.
Q. Describe the character you play in Cypher.
A. My character, Rita, is sort of a femme fatale character.
She comes into this man's life, Morgan Sullivan, and she interrupts
his mission and creates more chaos for him.
Q. Did you and Vincenzo Natali discuss the script?
A. Vincenzo and I had discussed it. When he came to Los Angeles
we had lunch together and I told him that I thought the script
was a love story. Most people thought it was this spy movie. That's
part of it but it's also a love story.
Q. What did you think of the script at first?
A. The script was sent to me at 10 or 11 o' clock at night.
I read it and I couldn't put it down, it was amazing. Usually
you'll get a script at that hour and you'll read the first sixty
pages and you'll determine whether or not you're going to do it
and I couldn't put it down. When I finished reading I had to go
back and re-read it.
Q. After the huge commercial success of Charlie's
Angels, what made you decide to do a much smaller, independent
A. I knew that after Charlie's
Angels that I really wanted to do something independent which
is what this film offered.
Even though this film could have easily been big in terms of budget
and everything else, there wasn't a lot of money involved and
that actually was very tempting for me because I knew that it
was going to be about the work and about the script.
Q. How did you find working with Vincenzo Natali?
A. Vincenzo is somebody that I couldn't describe because I
have such adoration for him and such respect. I think he's a person
that you meet and you just go into this whole mindset, it's almost
as if you open a door and there's a maze of different paths and
different thoughts and different ideas and different visions.
He is to me like gold. Watching him work is like watching gold.
Something being turned into gold.