Rachel Weisz Discusses the Action of The Bourne Legacy
08.09.12 by Ryan
British actress Rachel Weisz isn't exactly known for action movies, as its been over ten years since she appeared in a Mummy sequel. However, Weisz will get her action fill in The Bourne Legacy, when her character Dr. Marta Shearing finds herself on the run with renegade agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner). While Weisz is married to James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, the actress told us that Craig wasn't much help when it came to advising her about action scenes.
"He would just say 'try and be safe,'" Weisz told Reelz's Jeremy Parsons. "But that was really practically impossible." Weisz is referencing a motorcycle chase scene where she held onto Renner for dear life while racing through the streets of Manila. "I wasn't acting," Weisz said of her performance during the scene. "It was completely terrifying."
The Bourne Legacy was directed by Tony Gilroy, who wrote the script with his brother Dan. The movie co-stars returning Bourne actors Albert Finney, Joan Allen and David Strathairn, as well as newcomers Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk), Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood, Sucker Punch) and Stacy Keach.