Edited by Michael J. Lee, Executive Editor
for Radio Free Entertainment
Weekend of July 16, 2005
In Stealth, a trio of hotshot Navy pilots (Jamie Foxx, Jessica Biel, and Josh Lucas) must go up against a rogue stealth bomber armed with artificial intelligence. This showdown between man and machine results in an explosive, high-flying action adventure with some incredible aerial dogfights.
In this brief interview, Jamie Foxx talks about his experience of making this movie.
MEDIA: What was it like working with director Rob Cohen?
JAMIE: Rob Cohen is the best because he doesn't take anything too serious, and he's just so cool and laid back. You know, he's not being "Mr. Director." [stuffy white guy voice] "Cut! Action! Shut up! What? You don't know who you're dealing with!" None of that.
What did you learn about Navy pilots while shooting this movie?
Navy people are real people. They do somewhat of a thankless job. And this movie, I think, helps, in a sense, to shine some light on them. Never enough light, because when they're doing it, they're really doing it for real. There's no second takes when you're really out there defending your country and really trying to survive.
How did you handle the flight simulator used in your training for the film?
I was talking so much trash before I got in it. I was like, "What is Josh doing? Hurry up, man!" And the next thing you know, I get up in, and they flip me over one time. "Jamie, you all right?" [dazed] "Yeah. How much more we got to shoot?"