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Holly Hunter talks Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

November 6th, 2014 by Andrew McCarroll Comments

My secret crush/actress Holly Hunter has talking about her experience on filming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. With her role yet to be confirmed, rumours have circulated that she will not be playing Dr Leslie Thompkins as it was previously thought. She will instead be playing a U.S. Senator involved in dealing with the political fallout from the appearance and subsequent destruction caused by the arrival of Superman.

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Hunter recently, and she talked (in her lovely, lovely voice) a little bit about her role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Here’s what she had to say:

[You went from a small movie] to “Batman v Superman,” which probably felt a bit like whiplash.

It was really fun to be part of a giant, massive piece of machinery, headed up by Zack Snyder, who is thoroughly at home in that uber mega environment. Most people would have a nervous breakdown with that kind of pressure, and he’s enthralled.

You’ve never been in this kind of blockbuster movie before. Why did you want to do it now?
Zack asked me. He came to me with an offer, and I was like, “Yeah, that would be fun.” It’s fun to mix it up.

Can you tell us anything about Superman? Or Batman?

I have scenes with Superman. He looks phenomenal. And to see Ben [Affleck, who plays Batman] and Henry [Cavill, who plays Superman] together is quite formidable. They are massive hunks of masculinity.

Can you tell me anything more?
No, of course not. I don’t want anything to happen to my kids.

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is due for release March 25th, 2016

Andrew McCarroll never quite built on the dizzying career heights that he hit at 6 years old, when as a member of the “Ghostbusters” he would charge his neighbours to remove any unwanted spectres. Now retired from slaying spooks, he spends his time obsessing over superheroes (especially Batman) and devouring shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and Archer in a manner that would make Galactus proud. You can follow his rants on twitter @andymc1983