Empire Online Feature - Dogma
Describe your role to us?
I am a Muse that is fed up with everybody taking credit for
her work. She has inspired Shakespeare, Mozart, Renoir -
and all these people have had acclaim, and she has never
been acknowledged. So she asks God for permission to come
to Earth and try to become a writer herself. But she gets
writer's block....I think people will stumble across a lot of
Did you choose the role because you knew it would
I didn't do it because it was controversial. It put me on the
spot. It wasn't an easy decision to make. I don't share all
the points of view that Kevin Smith has but I have no words
to describe the wit of the dialogue. It was fascinating.
When do you get dialogue like this? I was excited about the
project; a great part and a wonderful piece of work.
You recently told Premiere magazine that you were
'living in sin' with a man. Was this where you and Kevin
What I said was that I believe in contraceptives. I come
from a country where over-population is a big problem.
Especially in a country that has very severe economic
problems. To say do not use condoms is a terrifying
thought. If you tell people you cannot have sex before
marriage, people aren't going to listen. Some people are, but
obviously humanity has proved that the majority do not
listen to this principle. If you are already going to make that
first scene, at least do it faithfully - else you'll have a kid at
the wrong time. Which leads to another issue - should I
have it or not? Which is another thing that leads to guilt,
and self-destruction. It's a very complicated subject.
Interviews: James Mottram