Carrie Anne Moss Interviewed

By Paul Martin July 10th, 2001, in Interviews, The Matrix, The Matrix Cast, The Matrix Reloaded

Carrie-Anne Moss was interviewed in LA by the Fashion Magazine, Flare. Interviewer Dagmar Dunlevy asked Moss some Matrix-related questions. Here are those clips:

Dagmar Dunlevy: You’ve taken dramatically diverse acting roles. Are you avoiding typecasting?

CM: I’ve played some roles that are different, but I didn’t think of that when I was saying yes-or no-to things. You say yes or no for different reasons every time.

DD: Were you getting Matrix-type scripts more often?

CM: Not really. I don’t think there are very many scripts like The Matrix, so it wasn’t really a problem [laughing].

DD: Since the Matrix sequels are being filmed simultaneously, will you be in Australia for more than a year?

CM: Yes-Australia and San Francisco, actually.

DD: We hear so much about the grueling training for The Matrix. How disciplined are you?

CM: I start my morning by myself, then I meet with the other actors and a wire team and the trainers and we train from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. That includes kicking, stretching, kung fu sequences and working out with weights. I’m doing Pilates for a good hour and the treadmill for an hour. It’s a full-time, exhausting regimen every day.

DD: Making movies back-to-back sounds draining.

CM: Being away from home for all that time can be overwhelming-I think the only way you can handle something like this is to take it a day at a time. I love the movie so much and I love the character I play and the people I’m working with, so I’m choosing to make it a really positive experience for me.

DD: There was a rumour that you’d been replaced in The Matrix 2.

CM: Really? Well, it’s something I don’t know about [laughing].

DD: Were you injured during your Matrix training?

CM: Yeah, I broke my leg. I had a brace because I wanted to do body work on it to try to heal it as quickly as possible. I’ve healed miraculously, which is a godsend.

DD: There’s a mystery about you that comes across on the big screen. Do you think you get cast in diverse roles because of that?

CM: I’m not aware of that. I really try to not think about myself too much, especially how I might appear to other people, because who I am is who I am. Every character I play has pieces of me.

DD: So you never questioned why you were chosen to be in The Matrix?

CM: I don’t ask myself that. I just say thank you!

DD: How has your relationship with Keanu Reeves changed, especially now that you’re married?

CM: All of us in The Matrix are like a family and Keanu and I are especially close because we have a really special connection. It’ll be different only because we’ve all changed. When I did the first Matrix three years ago, I was very green and scared and now I’m a little bit more confident. I’ve done a couple of other movies that have taught me things and it’s very exciting. I don’t ask for things to stay the same. I’m open to relationships changing and growing. I really look forward to it.

DD: I’m sure it’s top secret, but Keanu tried to tell us a little bit…

CM: He did? I’m shocked! No, he didn’t…

DD: About the love story portion…

CM: I can’t say anything! I promised that I wouldn’t talk about it. I don’t talk about it with my family or anybody. I adhere to that because I wish I didn’t know what was going to happen, so I could just watch it fresh. I think it’s going to be very exciting. The stories are beautiful. They’re spiritual. They’re grounded and I think people are really going to enjoy them. I can’t wait.

DD: Do you have any idea what you are going to do after the sequels are completed?

CM: I want to have some babies!

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