Netflix is starting the new month interceptor, a new action movie starring Elsa Pataky. Australian writer Matthew Reilly is directing his directorial debut. Reilly also co-wrote the screenplay with co-writer Stuart Beattie.
Pataky plays Army Captain JJ Collins, who takes charge of a nuclear missile intercept base in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There, she must use her years of training and military experience to outwit an attacker who threatens to carry out a terrible plan.
Ahead of the film’s premiere, Netflix Life got a chance to chat with Pataky about her work on the film, including what it was like for her to work with her real-life husband and Marvel star Chris Hemsworth, who is serving as executive producer on the film.
Elsa Pataky says husband Chris Hemsworth was “so supportive” of the interceptor role.
Chris Hemsworth may be the Marvel superhero at home, but he needs to start sharing the spotlight with his wife now that she has her own action movie on Netflix! The good news is that according to Elsa Pataky, Hemsworth has no problem with it and even assisted his wife behind the scenes since, as mentioned earlier, he served as executive producer on the project.
Pataky told Netflix Life that Hemsworth was “so supportive” of taking the role, even encouraging her to take it because he knew she would love the film.
Well, he’s a pro and he’s been so supportive of me. He knew I would really enjoy it, so he pushed me and surrounded me with the right people. Of course there were also many tips. It was really fun doing this project together.
Elsa Pataky dreamed of being the female Indiana Jones
She also told us that she’s always liked action movies, which makes sense when you look at her acting resume, which includes several films from the Fast & Furious franchise along with Snakes on an airplane. But it’s great to see her in the lead role.
While chatting with Elsa, she told us she was excited for an opportunity like this because she “grew up watching action movies” and dreamed of becoming the female Indiana Jones.
I like action movies a lot. I grew up watching action movies and I wanted to take on those roles. I’ve wanted to be that Indiana Jones girl since I was little. For me it was incredible to have the opportunity to star in a film like this. I jumped in as soon as I saw the script. I knew how hard you have to work with these films and I knew it was a big challenge, but I was ready because I’ve dreamed about it for a long time.
Hemsworth recruited Sam Hargrave, one of the world’s leading stunt directors, to work on the film. This is the sixth film the couple has worked on together. While training for the film, Pataky learned over 800 moves with the assistance of Hargrave and an all-Australian stunt team.
Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth both have new movies on Netflix in June
Funnily enough, Netflix is hosting a takeover of Chris-Hemsworth and Elsa-Pataky as Elsa’s film this June interceptor starts the month on June 3rd and then Hemsworth’s new film spider head Premiered a few weeks later on April 17.
Asked about the connection, Elsa laughed and joked that she was “glad it’s not.” extraction(A sequel to Hemsworth’s hit action film is on the way on Netflix). spider head is more of a dark psychological thriller and not an action flick.
interceptor Premieres this Friday, June 3 on Netflix.
https://netflixlife.com/2022/05/31/interview-elsa-pataky-interceptor-netflix/ Interceptor star Elsa Pataky says husband Chris Hemsworth was “so supportive” of her new role.