Watchmen star Malin Akerman discussed what it was like working on the Zack Snyder film and why she sees it as a turning point in her career.
While many fans are divided on Zack Snyder’s Watchmen, Silk Spectre star Malin Akerman revealed that she struggled with her place in the film. The star recently spoke to Collider about her career, specifically calling her Watchmen role a turning point. Akerman explained that she felt out of her league considering she’d had no training and was acting alongside her incredible co-stars.
“But I will say that Watchmen was a big shift because I felt way out of my league on that one. I really struggled because it was such a big film and I really felt like I had no idea what I was doing. I had no training and I was working with these fabulous theater actors who had all the training in the world. I definitely didn’t feel worthy of being there. I felt like I had tricked them into casting me.”
The Watchmen star revealed that she was going through some internal struggles regarding her career during her time playing a costumed hero. The star went on to explain that playing Silk Spectre led to her realizing that she had to make a decision of what she wanted to do creatively. Akerman also noted that she worries about being the weakest actor in a production.
“You know, there was a lot of stuff that I was going through, so it was definitely a shift and I just said, ‘Alright, I can’t just follow now anymore. I have to start making decisions of what it is that I want to learn, what direction I want to go in, what do I like creatively, what do I find fun? I want to put my best foot forward. I don’t want to feel like I’m in that position where I feel like I’m the weakest link in a production’, you know? So yeah, that probably was a little bit of a turning point.”
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Alan Moore’s Watchmen story was expanded in an acclaimed series for HBO from creator Damon Lindelof:
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Watchmen stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.