SXSW Video Interview: Actress Michelle Monaghan of 'Source Code'

March 23, 2011

Michelle Monaghan & Jake Gyllenhaal in Source Code

I first took notice of actress Michelle Monaghan in Shane Black's 2005 hip detective film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. She plays the tough crush of the film's faux detective protagonist, played by Robert Downey Jr. Over the years, Monaghan has played tough characters who find themselves mixed up in mysteries that they don't quite understand. This is the case again in Source Code, where she plays a woman on a train that only has eight minutes before it explodes. I got the opportunity to sit down with Monaghan during SXSW and discuss working with Duncan Jones and Jake Gyllenhaal and the process of recreating the same scene over and over.

Watch Jeremy's video interview from SXSW with Source Code actress Michelle Monaghan:

You can read my review of the film from SXSW. I also spoke with Source Code's Vera Farmiga (watch here), Anton Yelchin from The Beaver (watch here), and a few other filmmakers at SXSW, so stay tuned for more.

Source Code is directed by one of our very favorite up-and-coming British filmmakers, Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie whose feature debut was the brilliant sci-fi film Moon. The screenplay was written by TV writer Ben Ripley, making his feature debut, and was featured on the Black List a few years ago. Vendome Pictures and Mark Gordon produced. Summit Entertainment is bringing Source Code to theaters everywhere starting April 1st before the summer kicks off. Watch a trailer. We hope you enjoyed the interview - more to come!

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haven't been keeping up with the movie much, but 8 minutes until explosion? It was 17 minutes in the script...weird. great interview by the way, hope the film is as engaging as the script -- the script was in many ways "genius". Excited to see future work from Ripley.

Mike P on Mar 23, 2011


i hope it's as good as i expect 🙂

Manana Films on Mar 23, 2011


She's gorgeous, looks like she could be emma stone's Mom.

Bubbatwo420 on Mar 23, 2011


Whoever did the interview needs to stop saying "Mmhmm" and "Right" halfway through every sentence she says. Really annoying.

Squidbeak on Mar 23, 2011

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