“I weigh 130 pounds.”
Smith and his fellow cast members, who are the only non-Asian actors ever cast in a major studio movie, play a small group of Indian residents trapped in the American West by the United States Army when they are attacked by the mysterious Zofia.
I am intrigued by these characters. In one scene, Jesse and Erika are playing soccer with the two female characters of the film, and they are very quick and nimble, and they throw the football very well. They are all very intelligent, and they have a lot to say about themselves, what it is like to walk in the world, what it is like to be on the other side of the color barrier.
One character is a big fan of Jesse’s song “My Baby’s Gonna Be Okay.”
I got a lot of the music in the film, which really was a labor of love, from a bunch of different people who sent me music, from different cities, from different types of music. I thought that it would be fun to get into the studio and hear it.
Did you get into their music?
Well, my roommate, who does the music in the film, sent me a cassette of a bunch of his songs. And it was great. I loved them. But then when I got out there, I listened to “My Baby’s Gonna Be Okay” and it was so familiar, I thought, “This is what I’ve been listening to all my life.”
I like the songs the guys write because they’re catchy and it’s catchy in a way that I really like. And I feel that the film, at its heart, is just about being a musician and being able to perform and do good music. I felt there’s a lot more going on in that film than just the songs being great.
Your film opens with a shot of Jesse on the street, being chased by a Zofia helicopter. I don’t think that shot is in the best interest not only of the story, but also of the way you want people to think about this subject. That story could be told in a much more sensitive way, if you want it to be, or have a different focus.
I felt like that shot was a perfect representation of the way the Zofia story would be told. Of course when you start to get into it, you realize that they [Jesse and his team] don’t have any weapons, so
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