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, Josh Lucas talks about his experience of making this movie.
MEDIA: Could you talk about your character, pilot Ben Gannon?
JOSH: He's Top Gun. It's what it comes down to. He's the guy and he knows it, and he's having a blast doing what he's doing. And pretty quickly, he gets in a situation which is so difficult and he gets very vulnerable and very troubled by what's going on from a moral standpoint. And that's one of the reasons I really like him, is that he's really a standup guy when it comes down to it. He's got great morality, he's got great sense of humanity. And he's therefore being forced to ask this very difficult question of, "Why do we have to deal with an artificial intelligence that could be this dangerous?"
How does the romantic relationship between Ben and Kara (Jessica Biel) mesh with their job as Navy pilots?
The military has [rules] where you are literally not allowed to be together, and yet you're together every day. So it's kind of a difficult situation for them. And love affairs obviously become very clandestine, and very much just about looks. And that's kind of one of the beautiful things about the movie--we never actually get to do anything, but we get to look at each other as if we are doing things.