The Santa Monica College Corsair newspaper – and 8 other college newspapers – recently participated in a conference call with Jackson to discuss his new film The Last Airbender. Here’s some of the Q&A, and you can read the full article here.
Santa Monica College: How did you prepare for your role as Sokka?
JR: There were two months or so of intense Kung Fu training in Los Angeles for three hours a day. We had two weeks of rehearsals in Philadelphia where we ran through the scenes and the process was very natural. Shyamalan is a very natural director; it was very easy to work with him.
Northwestern University: Since you were so busy filming, what did you do when you had free time?
I never really like to have free time. While I wasn’t filming the movie, I was also performing with my band, as well as starting to produce a film with a bandmate, Jerry Anderson. I was also busy getting the trailer ready for that project as well as new songs with the band when I got home at night. I don’t really tend to have much “off time.”