Five Favorite Films with Ali Larter
The Resident Evil: Afterlife actress also talks about working dogs and special effects.
After doing a number of small roles on television shows, Ali Larter turned heads with her performance in Varsity Blues, where she played Darcy Sears, aka "the girl with the whipped cream bikini." From there, Larter expanded her resume to include parts in films as diverse as Final Destination, Legally Blonde, and A Lot Like Love. She got perhaps her biggest break as one of the central characters on NBC's Heroes, which then led to a role in 2007's Resident Evil: Extinction. This September, Larter once again steps into the shoes of Claire Redfield in Resident Evil: Afterlife, and we were able to catch up with her at Comic-Con to talk about her Five Favorite Films, as well was what it was like coming back to the franchise. Read on for the full interview.
I just caught Scarface
again last night, and I love it. I love the saga of it, I love the action part of it, I love the danger part of it.
I love The Bourne Identity
. I'm obsessed with conspiracy theory spy thrillers. I love
Do you like the sequels?
I love them, too, but if I have to pick five... I'll put the three all in one. The Bourne
trilogy, I just think, is incredible. I absolutely adore that.
Best in Show
. Always laughing. I just think it's hysterical.
Do you have dogs yourself?
I do. One autistic, a little retarded, so it just kind of works perfectly. [laughs] She's slightly autistic. I got her from the Beverly Center when I was 24 years old. My little inbred angel. [laughs] My husband bought a rescued German shepherd who has horrible seizures, so we have a crazy family of animals.
. I love Blue Sky
. It was just very inspiring to me, and I love that movie. Jessica Lange is such a huge inspiration to me, because she plays these very sexual, dark characters, but also she shows vulnerability and innocence. And I think that contrast is something that I'm just very drawn to watch.
Do you try to find roles that are like that?
It's just something that inspires me and excites me, so probably, because that's what I'm drawn to, because that's what I find interesting.
You can put the Grey Gardens
documentary in there. That's pretty amazing. You know, Mike Sucsy is a friend of ours and I think he did such an extraordinary job in remaking that movie. I thought it was great, and so colorful and fun, you know, to watch Drew Barrymore really stretch herself, and Jessica Lange again. She's just incredible. But Grey Gardens
really is a great documentary. I love watching documentaries. Slice of life, you know?
Next, Larter talks about her new film and what it's like to work with heavy special effects.