Joss Whedon doesn't just have fans among the world of geeks.
Three of the stars of his new film, "Cabin in the Woods," also think the "Buffy" impresario is pretty awesome. Anna Hutchison, Jessie Williams and Kristen Connolly sat down with CNN last month during SXSW and shared a bit of what it was like to work with Whedon, who co-wrote the horror film.
"You learn a lot as you go," Williams said. "I learned a lot about the hype around him, and how rightfully he deserves it. He made it fun."
The trio play a part of a group of friends who venture on a trip to said cabin in the woods for an experience that turns out to be not quite what it seems.
Williams said working with both Whedon and co-writer/director Drew Goddard helped, given the long hours and physically taxing scenes, which often involved running and lots of blood.
"[Whedon] is hilarious," he said. "The passion that he brought to the project, both him and Drew kept our spirits high."
Not that all of that bloody acting wasn't fun. Hutchison recalled how she arrived on set one day to discover a stunt double who she said ended up being pretty bored.
"I was like 'Oh no, I was a Power Ranger, I've done stunt training," the actress said. "I made sure that girl was very, very chilled out. I think she was just kind of hanging out at craft services."
The group joked about how hard it has been to keep details of the film secret so as to avoid spoilers. Pretty tough, given that they've been waiting three years for the project to come to the screen. But they have sworn not to ruin it for fans.
"It's definitely more fun to see the film not knowing anything," Connolly said. "It would be mean for us to say anything."
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Loved the movie!! It took some fun and original paths. Only bummer was that it wasn't long enough! Want more!!!!
I'm sorry, but this movie sucks, with a capital S.
This movie isn't just horror. This is a Sci-fi, horror and fantasy movie at its best.
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Joss- Come on man! There's a need for another Firefly or Serenity installment! Nathan Fillion needs to dawn is Space Cowboy costume again!
That one to the right doesn't look too bad. She could use a boob job though.
ya think Joss got any of that?
Hold on CNN. You got this interview at SxSW and held onto it until this weekend? Do I sniff a little quid pro quo?
wish there were more like whedon in hollywood and less like michael bay
I saw it. It didn't suck. :) Intelligent humor, highly original, and great for anyone with a wicked sense of humor. And this is coming from someone who has been vastly disappointed in most horror films for decades. Don't pre-judge this one. It's hilarious fun.
Let me be the first to say it will suck. Horror movies are the lowest form of cinema. Especially today's scary movies. Sorry. Pass.
The film is currently getting 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and rave reviews by the critics. The genre of a film doesn't determine its quality, the quality of film-making does...
Actually, I saw the movie and it was great!! I really like pretty much anything that Joss Whedon does though. This movie had great twists and turns in it. Going in I thought it was going to be like all the other cabin movies. Teenagers go into the woods and a guy with a knife terrorizes and kills them. However I was awesomely surprised with the concept of the movie and it had a great cast. Don't knock it until you see it. The movie was great. (:
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