Britt Robertson is bright, bubbly, and fun. I met her a few years ago when I was an Ambassador for Under The Dome and she hasn’t changed. In Tomorrowland she plays Casey.
Casey is: “a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.”
She sat down with us bloggers to chat about making the film:
Q: Could you tell us a little bit about your audition process?
BRITT: It was very lengthy. I started auditioning for the movie the November before we started shooting, so November of like 2012, I think. I had like multiple auditions from November to July. I first sent in, in a tape from New York in November and then I went in for Brad Bird a few times and for the casting people and then right around May they brought me in to do like a full read with Brad and then at that point they flew me to Vancouver to actually do a screen test with Raffey Cassidy who plays Athena. Then from that point, like a week later they told me that I got the part.
Q: So my next question for you and rebounding on that was how did you feel about being the hero of the movie?
BRITT: Well, [LAUGHS] it’s a really great thing, to be the hero of a movie like this. A Disney film and to be a young woman and carry a movie like that. I found it really intimidating, but luckily Brad Bird was, he’s such a wonderful human being and he’s a family man. He understands people on a very real level, so I think he gave me the encouragement to be brave and just take it one day at a time. So that was I wasn’t too overwhelmed by being the hero.
Q: So what was it like for you to work with George?
BRITT: Working with George, going into it, you have all the expectations of like, a person like that. A movie star and what that means and for me, if I was George Clooney, I don’t know that I would be able to handle it as well as he has and that was what was so surprising to me is, is being able to be around him and see how he’s just completely himself. Like, he hasn’t been lost in, in the process of becoming George Clooney.
He still the person that he wants to be. Working with him, it made me realize you can still be who you want to be in this industry. You don’t have to be tainted by the process or the people. He’s so professional and I just learned a lot from him.
Tomorrowland The Movie
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.
“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Bernard Bellew, Jeff Jensen and Brigham Taylor serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.
***Disclosure: I attended #TomorrowlandEvent . My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney & ABC. All opinions are 100% mine. ***