Compiled by: Jack Foley
Q. How do you think the sequels measure up to the first film?
A. I think people have to remember that this is a continuation
of "The Matrix", so there really is no comparison between
the films. With the second and third you are going to see the
original thought completed.
Q. Can you tell us about the appeal of being an action lady,
the preparation for the role and consequently how you may have
A. Lucky for me, I didnt suffer at all. I must just
say that I am just blessed that the Wachowskis had no fear of
basically putting an African-American woman in a position of power
in a huge movie such as The Matrix. So that to me is just incredible
- that I could be their interpretation of a heroine.
When you look at Niobe and when you look at Trinity, these guys
have been able to write these heroines on a heroine's journey,
not a hero's journey, which is why youre able to connect
with them in the way that we do. For me as an artist, its
been absolutely explosive. But I had no injuries, thank goodness.
Q. So how tough physically was the role for you?
A. It was great. It was a breeze for me, really. It really
was. I had the movie role of a lifetime and a body that made my
husband [Will Smith] very happy!
Q. Filming the sequel was a long process. Are you happy that
A. It was really a wonderful experience. I really miss the
day-to-day. The training was just great - being really able to
just focus on my body in the weight room, and having the opportunity
to work on the wires and kick ass!