- Posted December 15, 2010 by
los Angeles, California
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Jeff Bridges on TRON LEGACY- Part II
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jeff Bridges about reprising his role as Kevin Flynn for Disney's TRON LEGACY. Bridges not only plays Flynn, who left his life on earth after exploring too deeply into the digital world; he also plays CLU, a master program that he designed. CLU is a digital younger version of Bridges who wants to take over the world that Flynn created! The Battle begins.
After a 28 year span between TRON and TRON LEGACY, a lot has changed for this genre of movie making, as well as the performing aspects for actors. Bridges return has been much anticipated and long awaited by fans of TRON. Jeff Bridges is one of those superb actors that can successfully take on two roles, digital & real. He manages to elicit two sets of emotions in the viewer; dislike for CLU and compassion and understanding for Flynn.
I was most impressed when interviewing the other actors. Each one had only praise for Bridges. They were much impressed by how he handles himself on the set as well as off. He has become a mentor & friend to both Garrett Hedlund (Sam Flynn) & Olivia Wilde (Quorra ) Wilde said "He was great on set because he showed us a level of professionalism and gratitude... & established a kind of joyful tone that allowed everything, no matter how challenging, to feel really fun"
Jeff Bridges is as down to earth as they get, a gifted actor & a truly generous man. Fans of Bridges will love TRON LEGACY, which open's in Theatres December 17th!
**Please check out part one for additional interviews and a detailed review on Disney's TRON LEGACY 3D