By Fred Topel | Image property of Columbia Pictures
Woody Harrelson is back in action in Zombieland. I always liked him in Money Train and I consider Natural Born Killers an action movie. He had a good perspective on his cinematic status.
Harrelson Has Fun With Zombieland
“Yes, I always fancy myself an action hero actor, and then I didn’t actually get the parts to prove it out, but no, it was cool,” Harrelson said. “It is a very cathartic thing to be able to kick ass and not really hurt anybody.”
Zombieland pairs Harrelson up with Jesse Eisenberg in the zombie apocalypse. “My character is very much a loner and really believes that to survive, you have to be alone, but I run into his character and we have kind of a tense moment where we don’t know what’s going to happen and then fortunately we end up becoming buddies.”
Harrelson’s character is that classic troubled hero who comes through when things get rough. “I play Tallahassee, who’s a fellow who’s probably gone through a little heartbreak in life, and is a bit of a loner, but then fortunately runs into Jesse Eisenberg’s character and we become an unlikely duo and we do a lot of zombie killing together.”
Pillaging the wasteland for supplies and weapons, Tallahassee comes up with a few good ones. “Chainsaws, skillet, toaster, baseball bat, but you know, my character is really obsessed with Twinkies, so I’m rummaging around for Twinkies.”
Of course, Harrelson is all organic in real life. Hollywood magic allowed him to partake in Twinkies without breaking his diet. “They did make up some good cornmeal Twinkies.”