Carrie-Anne Moss, costar of the big-screen adaptation of the video game “Silent Hill: Revelation,” told IFC that she was inundated with information by the filmmakers in preparation for her role as Claudia Wolf, although she avoided playing the actual video game. “They sent me all of this stuff,” Moss said Friday in a telephone interview for her new film “Fireflies in the Garden.” “It was of what her image sort of looked like and what she felt like, and that was interesting. [But] I didn’t go in and play the game to really see, because I’m not really into that so much.”
In “Silent Hill: Revelation,” Wolf an ostentatious priestess who serves as the main antagonist against Heather Mason, played by Adelaide Clemens. Although she didn’t spend time playing the game to get into character, Moss said that footage from the game was among the materials she used to get into character. “It definitely was part of the conversation with the director, looking at a lot of different footage. And then ultimately this crazy wig and this crazy costume helped me go, there I was!”
Moss previously appeared in the “Matrix” films, playing the ass-kicking, leather clad heroine Trinity. She explained that the costume and make-up is a crucial part of transforming herself into the character. “Oh, totally, right? It’s like you wouldn’t even know it was me,” Moss said. “And the dialogue, too. This woman was powerful and slightly insane, but a zealot who totally believed in what she was doing. So it was pretty intense.”
“Silent Hill: Revelation” also marked Moss’ first foray into 3D filmmaking, which she admitted was a bit of an adjustment from what she was familiar with. “That was a little bit tricky, because they had this 3D camera where you have to shoot things a few times,” Moss explained. “But it wasn’t that it was difficult, it was that it was something I hadn’t done before. Like, every director is a little different, but I know that there’s a way to do it technically. And then all of a sudden there’s this new technique added to it, which is a camera with X, Y and Z.”
“I can’t even remember if we had to be super still or whatever it was, but it was, oh wow, okay, it’s a whole new world of making movies.”
“Fireflies in the Garden” is being released on October 14, 2011.