We’re pretty big fans of Kerry Washington here at ComingSoon.net/Superhero Hype!, so we were very excited when we learned that she’d been cast as the role of The Thing’s girlfriend, Alicia Masters, in Fantastic Four, but saddened when she only appeared in one small scene.
She’s already finished shooting her scenes for next year’s sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer, and while interviewing her for her new indie drama The Dead Girl, we had to find out why we didn’t see more of her character, since Alicia is such an important part of Ben Grimm’s life. “There was originally four scenes, and some of it got out, obviously. We’ll see how this one is edited,” she told us when asked how Alicia fared in the sequel.
In the comics, Alicia Masters gets caught in the middle of a love triangle between The Thing and The Silver Surfer, so we wondered if we’d be seeing some of that sort of thing in the Surfer’s film debut. “Yeah, that’s not so much in this film,” she said, adding that there won’t be any riding around on CG surf boards for her either. “I like being a part of the franchise. I like the people I work with in that franchise. It would be great and fun and wonderful if I could do even more on the third one.”
Ah, so they are already talking about doing a third movie in the series? “Not definitely, but probably,” she said smiling, probably at the thought of having to answer more fanboy questions about the franchise for the next few years.
Look for more with Kerry on ComingSoon.net next week, when she talks about The Dead Girl and her other recent and upcoming films. Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer is scheduled for June 15, 2007.
Source: Edward Douglas