Jeremy Renner & Rachel Weisz Premiere "The Bourne Legacy" in NYC
With the release of their film quickly approaching, the stars of “The Bourne Legacy” hit the red carpet at their New York City premiere on Monday night (July 30).
The Ziegfeld Theater lit up as Rachel Weisz and Rene Russo showed off their impeccable style, both donning classy ensembles.
The lovely ladies were joined by their handsome co-stars Jeremy Renner and Edward Norton, who have both been busy promoting their action-packed thriller, which is set to hit theaters on August 10.
In the new installment to the “Bourne” series, Tony Gilroy directed and created a unique situation by secluding the first three films' main man Matt Damon from the flick.
It was never a problem for Gilroy, who explained that moving on with the series was easier than expected, explaining, “Years go by and I think a lot of people try to figure out on how to continue with Jason Bourne and they finally just had enough and they all walked away. And it was sometime after that that I got a call to just have a meeting -- just as a problem-solver."
Tony added, "Was there any way to go forward? That's where the conversation started. So it was never anything that I anticipated -- I was never part of the effort to continue the series with Matt. When it came to me, he and Paul were officially long gone.”
Kicking off the week with some promotional duties, Rachel Weisz and Jeremy Renner hit up ABC Studios in New York City yesterday morning (July 30).
The “Runaway Jury” babe and her hunky “Avengers” co-star were in the house to promote their new film“The Bourne Legacy” on “Good Morning America.”
And it sounds like Ms. Weisz had quite the experience making the action packed thriller, especially when it came to the physical elements of the job.
She explained, “The stunts were the challenge. There are a lot in the film. In Manila, we have this huge chase scene on a motorcycle and Jeremy and I did most of it. We drove through that city and jumped over bridges and crashed into buses. I just had to hold on [tight]. I don’t drive. It was terrifying.”
“I would say about 99 percent of the time Jeremy and I were doing the stunts. Jeremy is a really good rider. He is just very physically adept at stunts. He is agile and fluid and beautiful to watch. I felt safe with him. We practiced for a couple of weeks in a big parking lot,” Rachel added.
“Sometimes when you watch a film, you see action scenes and car crashes and you just know it is fake. Here we are on the streets of Manila, on this bike, going fast. Audiences can see that this was really happening.”
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