As Claudia Wolf, Carrie-Anne Moss is very much playing an evil character in the upcoming Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. It's the big screen adaptation of the Konami game Silent Hill 3.
Moss, who won over geeks everywhere with her portrayal of Trinity in the Matrix, didn't spend endless hours playing SH3 to find the character.
"I didn't go in and play the game to really see," Moss told website IFC, "because I'm not really into that so much."
The filmmakers sent Moss a whole host of images and information for her to look at. "It was of what her image sort of looked like and what she felt like, and that was interesting," Moss said.
What ultimately helped her find the character was Claudia's costume—and a wig.
"It definitely was part of the conversation with the director, looking at a lot of different footage," Moss said. "And then ultimately this crazy wig and this crazy costume helped me go, there I was!"
Moss was hired for her ability to create and portray characters. Whether or not she plays Silent Hill might not impact her performance. Then again, often when actors bring books to the silver screen they, you know, read the source material.
Moss often uses what characters wear to help her find them—and her performance. While filming the Matrix, Trinity's leather outfit helped Moss become that character.
For Claudia, though, it wasn't only her superficial appearance, but, according to Moss, the dialogue. "This woman was powerful and slightly insane, but a zealot who totally believed in what she was doing," she said. "So it was pretty intense."
Think that's intense, try Silent Hill 3! Oh. Wait.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is slated for a 2012 release.