Who’s Idea was it to Create a Female Godzilla Movie?
Last night, I was invited by my friend, Nacho Vigalondo, to the screening of Open Windows, which is a film that he directed starring the multi-talented Elijah Wood and stunning Sasha Grey. The film is about hackers who invade a celebrity’s privacy by hacking into her cell phone and a bunch of other crazy shit (really, you should definitely check it out). I was also pleasantly surprised to see my friend James Shapiro at the screening since I hadn’t seen him in a while. @JamesatDHF brought R100 to the US and it’s scheduled for theatrical release early next year. This was the last day of Beyond Fest, so when it was finished, James, Nacho and a few of our other friends decided to head out to little Tokyo to sing and dance the night away with Karaoke.
Around 6:00 AM, we headed our separate ways, me heading to my first meeting of the day and others to their comfortable beds. It is now noon and I’ve just gotten home. As I sit here on my couch, beer in hand and eyelids heavy, I still can’t sleep because @vigalondo said something during the Q&A last night that caught my full attention and I have been obsessing about all night: The slight chance that his next project will be a female Godzilla movie.
First-Ever Female Godzilla Movie
That’s right, let that sink in. What would it be like to have the first-ever female version of Godzilla, with me playing the part as one pissed off giant? I’m sure if I could, I would walk around throwing people into cars, buildings, what have you, causing all sorts of destruction. But I can’t, so second best thing would be to play the part in a female Godzilla movie. When I was filming R100 in Japan, one of our locations was at Toho, Co, the same studio that initially created Godzilla. As we were entering the gates, I saw a Godzilla statue just inside the property. I remember thinking to myself as I looked up at this godly creature, Gee, he doesn’t look that big, I could take him.
Last night during the screening, I got to see a few of Nacho’s short films as well as his feature. His films are funny, witty, honest and he only works with people who are decent human beings, so I know that he can direct an amazing female Godzilla movie with me as the monstrous yet sexy female version of Godzilla. Growing up, people would call me names, one of them being ‘Godzilla’. Being a tall girl in her teens, you don’t really want to be called a fire-breathing monster that goes around throwing cars into buildings and causing mayhem in Tokyo, but nowadays, I don’t let it affect me. In fact, I don’t mind being known for that at all. The ability to play a lead in a female Godzilla movie is so exciting to me because I love causing chaos and terrorizing little people (everyone is “little” to me) and I’ve taken on a life-long challenge to own what makes me unique. In other words, since people tried to hurt me by calling me Godzilla, I would love to play the part so I can overcome the social stigma that comes with it- want to call me Godzilla? No, darling, I’ll show you Godzilla.
Think I’d make an ultra-sexy, kick-ass female Godzilla? Leave your comments below!
Game of Thrones is my favorite TV show, hands down. The show stars some really good talent such as Sophie Turner, Kit Harrington and Gwendoline Christie and the plot continuously keeps me on my toes.
When I’m not swooning over Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her blonde locks, perfect skin and loyal dragons, my favorite is a Song of Ice and Fire character called Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) whom is portrayed as a tall, strong and masculine knight. She doesn’t consider herself a “lady”, neither does anyone else. She spends her days tossing grown men around like rag dolls and beating people up, I definitely can identify with Brienne.
I love that Brienne doesn’t consider herself a woman or a man, her character is not gender-specific. She is tough and skilled enough to overpower both genders, so they respect her. I love that she just is.
I first learned of British actress Gwendoline Christie and the Game of Thrones last March when I was in Tokyo, Japan filming R100, people kept asking if I was her, so I looked her up. I’m flattered whenever this happens because she’s such a great role model, especially for us tall girls. I love the message she rocks- accept yourself and the universe shall accept you, too.
Gwendoline doesn’t just talk the talk, she actually does the work necessary to get to the next level. Once she was casted for Game of Thrones, she took up a crazy workout routine and gained about 14 lbs of muscle in just a few months in preparation for the show. I respect her work ethic and look forward to seeing her in Star Wars: Episode VII. She inspires me and I love that she embraces who she is. I think that it would be an incredible honor to one day work on-set with the awe-inspiring talent that helped materialize legendary Brienne.