I had a chance Friday to chat with Anya Monzikova, who plays “one of the Rebekehs” in the soon-to-be-released
Iron Man 2.
25 year old Anya lives here in the L.A. area and said how incredibly excited she was when, after almost a month since auditioning
for the role in one of the most anticipated films of the past year, she “got the call” and was told she’ll be in it!
I asked her what it was like working with Robert Downey Jr. and she said he’s just a brilliant actor and talent; sometimes
even improvising parts of his role and bringing so much more to the table than just sticking precisely to the script.
I asked Anya what role she’s playing and, that if it doesn’t spoil the plot, is she “naughty or nice?”
She could only say, “Well, I’m both. I play one of the Rebekehs!”
Hmmmmmm, one of the Rebeccas, uh, that is, Rebekehs….sounds interesting….(but the spelling’s a bit weird….
Anya hasn’t seen the finished product yet but, this weekend, she’s getting ready to attend a special showing on Monday.
Iron Man 2 debuts one week from NEXT Friday; the weekend of May 7th.
According to Anya, it finished filming almost a year ago.
All of the after-the-shoot bells and whistles and sweetening and post production has been going on since then.
When I told her I’m guessing it’ll take in 107 million dollars in its first weekend (I’m probably way low), she added, “I just want it to beat ‘Avatar’!”
“Iron Man 2” …..coming Friday, May 7th.
In addition to Iron Man (Downey Jr.) — Gwyneth Paltrow reprises the role she played in the first I.M. blockbuster.
If it’s anything even close to the previous one, it will be another GREAT experience at the movie theaters!