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Carrie-Anne Moss talks “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” and preparing to play the enigmatic Claudia Wolf

Carrie-Anne Moss talks “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” and preparing to play the enigmatic Claudia Wolf (photo)

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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.

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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