EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Heather Doerksen Talks 'Pacific Rim'

Monday, 08 July 2013 16:33
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Opening in theaters on July 12th is the highly anticipated new robots vs. monsters movie from visionary director Guillermo del Toro (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark) called Pacific Rim. The film is a tribute to Japanese giant monster movies (also known as Kaiju) and stars an all-star cast that includes Charlie Hunnam (Children of Men), Rinko Kikuchi (Babel), Idris Elba (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), Clifton Collins Jr. (Star Trek), Max Martini (Redbelt), Heather Doerksen (The Cabin in the Woods) and Ron Perlman (Drive). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Heather Doerksen in the IAR Studios to talk about her work on Pacific Rim. The talented actress discussed the new movie, how she was cast in the project, the secrecy around the script, working with green screens, the film's monsters, what it's like on a Guillermo del Toro set, creating her character, operating a Jaeger, and the movie's sensational cast. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Heather Doerksen about Pacific Rim, please click on the video player above.


When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. 

Pacific Rim blasts into theaters on July 12th.

To watch our exclusive interview with Ron Perlman about Pacific Rim, please click here.

To read our Interview with Charlie Day about Monsters University, Pacific Rim, and Horrible Bosses 2, please click here

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