Five Favorite Films with Zoe Bell

Summary

Native New Zealander Zoe Bell spent years as an accomplished stunt double for Lucy Lawless of Xena: Warrior Princess before doubling for Uma Thurman on Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill films. After establishing a rapport with the auteur, Tarantino opened the doors to her acting career by casting her as one of the leads in Death Proof, his segment of 2007's joint project with Robert Rodriguez, Grindhouse. Also starring in this year's upcoming films Gamer and Whip It!, Bell was on hand at Comic-Con to promote her actioner Angel of Death, out on DVD this week, and we were able to sit down with her for a lengthy chat. Read on to discover the Kiwi's Five Favorite Films, learn what it was like working with Quentin Tarantino, and what it's like to transition from stunt work to acting. Back to Article

Comments

Nine Oh Two

joe schmoe

Somebody is in love w/ the 80s...

Props to the Labrynth shoutout, I always thought that was one movie that deserved a remake or a sequel.

One thing does confuse me however, if its a neverending sequel, how the f- did they make a sequel!?

Jul 27 - 08:17 PM

Nine Oh Two

joe schmoe

correction: if its a neverending story, how did they make a sequel...

Jul 27 - 08:18 PM

thedownstar

ryan brown

the same way there are four "Final" Destinations; because people love redundancy.

Cool that she listed Never Ending Story, any movie that has the main theme being the creation of more stories, especially fables and parables, is alright by me.

Jul 27 - 08:31 PM

jake l.

jake lavadda

PULP FICTION, well said, she was charming in death proof, alright list, at least the godfather wasnt mentioned

Jul 27 - 09:06 PM

Zach Williamson

Zachary Williamson

Yeah, thank god 'The Godfather' wasn't on this list. It's such a terrible movie that doesn't deserve to be on anyone's "Top 5".

Jul 27 - 10:29 PM

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Jared King

This woman looks like she could beat the hell out of you if you said "Good morning".

Anyway, interesting list.

Jul 27 - 09:26 PM

sunsaz

Chris Moore

Nothing wrong with an 80s movie fan. Nice to see she went outside the usual choices for these lists.

Jul 27 - 09:39 PM

Zach Williamson

Zachary Williamson

Yeah, thank god 'The Godfather' wasn't on this list. It's such a terrible movie that doesn't deserve to be on anyone's "Top 5".

Jul 27 - 10:29 PM

nate2709

Nate 2709

The Neverending Story is such a huge piece of ****, I remember being forced to sit through it back in elementary school one time, the whole time wondering what it was I had done wrong to deserve such punishment.

Jul 27 - 11:38 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Good list, nostalgia for the 80's is NEVER a bad thing, even if Never Ending Story isn't very good. Bell was pretty awesome in Death Proof and she was even good in her little part on Lost. Hopefully she gets more acting gigs.

Jul 28 - 12:57 AM

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Peter Gallo

Nice list, i love all those movies... To be honest, shes kinda hot too.

Jul 28 - 01:23 AM

Satanizmo

Merit Rutirakul

Zach
The Godfather a terrible movie? Seriously? No matter if its in your top 5 or not it is nowhere near "terrible", and you either trying to be cool for not liking the movie everyone's praising or you are having zero movie taste, knowledge, whatever. Hell, The Godfather won't be on my list too, but its not terrible in any way.

Jul 28 - 03:19 AM

kevinrnash

Kevin Nash

You aren't good with sarcasm, are you?

Jul 28 - 07:06 AM

kevinrnash

Kevin Nash

Satanizmo, You aren't good with sarcasm, are you?

Jul 28 - 07:07 AM

Almost.Famous

adam ramberg

Stand by me! One of my favorite movies of all time! First time i've seen it in anyones lists.

Jul 28 - 04:09 AM

rle4lunch

Chad W

david bowie looks retarded in that movie, but whatever. the rest of her movies are pretty good.

and if you were a kid when neverending story came out and you didn't like it, well, i don't think you were a kid, but an adult stuck in a child's body.

Jul 28 - 04:53 AM

BowieSwimmer

Alex Smith

Love this woman to death, hope she's able to break out and really become a star. She's got sort of a giddy screen presence, she always makes me happy. One of my favorite discovers in all of "Grindhouse."

Also, I think this list is absolutely fantastic. Awesome that she still has a love affair with 80s cinema, especially because "Neverending Story" and "Labyrinth" are AMAZING. Plus, this list is supposed to be your FAVORITE movies, not the best movies you've ever seen. Everyone has a movie they can watch over and over again, yet realize that it might not hold up very well cinematic. Well everyone SHOULD have that kind of a movie...

Jul 28 - 06:57 AM

kevinrnash

Kevin Nash

You aren't good with sarcasm, are you?

Jul 28 - 07:06 AM

kevinrnash

Kevin Nash

Satanizmo, You aren't good with sarcasm, are you?

Jul 28 - 07:07 AM

Cormacolinde

Jean-Francois Asselin

Wow, three of her favorite movies are some of mine too (Neverending Story, Labyrinth, Pulp Fiction). I think I'm in love.

And I liked her honesty and down-to-earth style in the interview, very different from the high-brow bs'ing style we usually get from actors/actresses.

Jul 28 - 07:24 AM

Premo Beat

John Noto

Love all the picks.

Where the hell is Dark Crystal, though? Far better than Neverending Story.

Jul 28 - 07:46 AM

Gimy

Gimy Moo

dudes, its called NEVER ending. not this is the end...story. final destination refers to death, not the final movie. the joke doesn't apply folks...nice try though

i remember her from Death Proof but didn't realize she was Kate Hudson's butch twin. hot...

Jul 28 - 07:47 AM

D-Nice

anthony pierce

I like her list, and she's hot.

Jul 28 - 08:13 AM

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