Benjamin Bratt

Well, for me, the real excitement of doing physical things in films, whether you’re talking about a fight scene or a stunt sequence or even a love scene, for that matter, is by necessity it has to be choreographed very much like a dance. That being said, you have to rehearse it over and over again and find a mathematical precision.

I’ve made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is completely death is if you’re bored, because that boredom will show in your work. So there was an inherent challenge in trying to keep it fresh, because it’s something that I’m familiar with, but the real draw for me was at long last to work with Halle. She and I had come close to working on two other films together prior to this one that unfortunately had fallen apart for various reasons.

When you’re working opposite Halle Berry, you’re going to get a lot. So you have to give a lot. That said, what I’ve found striking in the past few days is that people are aware of a good chemistry that exists between us on screen. If that’s so, it’s due to the fact that she and I have a real liking for each other in real life and a real mutual respect.