â€śIâ€™ve never played a bad guy before. Iâ€™ve always been on the side of truth and justice,â€ť she explains. â€śBut the thing is, my character thinks she is on the side of truth and justice. Thatâ€™s the great thing about this movie â€” you never know whoâ€™s on the right side. Also, thereâ€™s a slightly maniacal side of her â€” sheâ€™s slightly out of control, and thatâ€™s always fun for an actor to play.â€ť
For this version of Total Recall, an actor resembling Beckinsale had to be cast for the part of Melina, the woman Quaid first meets in his nightmares and who comes to help him to rediscover his true past. Wiseman chose Jessica Biel, who was attracted to the project by the themes of its story. â€śWeâ€™re completely tapping into what Philip K. Dickâ€™s story is really about: identity issues, relationships,â€ť Biel says. â€śItâ€™s really a tragic love story between Melina and Quaid.Â He doesnâ€™t remember her. â€¦ He doesnâ€™t remember that they love each other, that they are passionately connected. Thatâ€™s what interested me.â€ť
Total Recall is available on Video On Demand starting Dec. 18. Check your cable system for availability.
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