Starship Troopers

Cal asks: Do you have a fan club or other resource to receive fan mail?

Denise says: Yes I do. You can write to the Gersh Agency, attention Chuck James. I don't have the address but that is in Los Angeles. You can get the address from information. Sorry I don't have it with me

Dave asks: What are your upcoming projects? By the way you were great in 'Starship Troopers.'

Denise says:
I have a movie coming out in March. It's called 'Wild Things' with KEVIN BACON and MATT DILLON, and it's a thriller.

Host Tracie says:
Who is your character in 'Wild Thing'?

Denise says:
The name of my character is Kelly. She comes from a very wealthy family. Very manipulating, and she has a very dark side to her.

Bill asks: Will you come back if there is a sequel? Do you think there will be a sequel?

Denise says:
I know that they've been talking about a sequel, and I think that PAUL VERHOEVEN would like to do one. If they do one, I would love to do another one.

Nate asks: Did you think the movie would turn out as successful as it is now?

Denise says:
Shooting the film, we did everything with a green screen, so I didn't see anything added in until two weeks before the movie was released. Then when Isawthe film, I was really impressed with the special effects, and I'm glad that it's successful.

Duckman asks: What other projects have you worked on that you have really enjoyed?

Denise says:
None of them -- just kidding! I've done some television that I've liked, but I really like doing features. I had a lot of fun doing 'Starship Troopers.' It was a long shoot, probably took six or seven months to shoot it. But of everything I've done, 'Starship' was probably my favorite.

Josh asks: Did you have to go to the infamous boot camp?

Denise says:
I didn't have to go, because I played a pilot, but I asked the director if I could go, and I went for three or four days, which was enough.

Host Tracie says: What did boot camp entail?

Denise says:
I think the hardest thing about the boot camp was that our first night it snowed two feet, and we were sleeping in these tents. At the boot camp itself, we learned to use the weapons, and the formations of the troop. I wanted to go because the fleet is higher up than the mobile infantry, and I wanted to see how the Captain dealt with the mobile infantry.

Would Denise pick Casper or Patrick in real life?

Jon asks: If you had to pick between CASPER [VAN DIEN] and PATRICK [MULDOON] in real life who would you pick?

Denise says:
Wow; Oh, Patrick.

Host Tracie says:
Why Patrick?

Denise says:
I've known Patrick for seven years, so we know each other very well. We've been friends for a long time.

Jessica asks: What is Casper like in real life?

Denise says:
Casper has a lot of energy. He's a really,really nice guy, and very positive, and I really liked working with him.

Doug asks: I really enjoyed the film. Could you tell me what it was like working on this project?

Denise says:
Every day was different. It would take them a long time to set up each shot, because there was so much involved with thespecial effects. One day we would be in the space ship, another in the bug tunnel. The film was very tedious. So it was different every single day.

Tom asks: I'm a fan of Verhoeven's films. What was it like working with him?

Denise says:
Paul Verhoeven was great to work with. He's very passionate about his work. He's got a lot of energy,which helps with the cast and crew because it was a long shoot. He knew it was difficult for us to work with the green screen, so he would be off-camera jumping around and
screaming like the bugs so that we would have something to react to.

Sarah Joy asks: This film must have been fun to work on. Were there any interesting or funny incidences that occurred during the filming of 'Starship Troopers'?

Denise says:
In seven months? Yeah! Well, I wasn't in the shower scene, but apparently, PAUL [VERHOEVEN] and the Director of Photography took their clothes off during the scene.

Host Tracie says:
Would you have done the "shower scene" if it were required for your role?

Denise says:
Yeah.

Denise tells us about the most interesting scene of the film.

Sasha asks: What did you enjoy most about filming this project?

Denise says:
The movie was so fun, it was like playing every day. And I just got to work with a bunch of guys,whichwas fun.

Michelle asks: Is there a particular role or genre that you would like to do that you haven't already?

Denise says:
A romantic comedy.
 
 
 

Host Tracie says:
What about a co-star?

Denise says:
Oh, BRAD PITT! Like every other woman in this town!

Ryan asks: This isn't a question, but I just wanted to say that you are gorgeous :)

Denise says:
Thank you!

Rob asks: How does your family feel about you being an actor? What do they think of the entertainment industry?

Denise says:
My family has been very supportive of what I do. They're happy for me, and they're happy that I continue to work and support myself.

Karim_Hamasni asks: Was 'Starship Troopers' very physically
challenging?

Denise says:
Yeah. It was a very long shoot. We had to do a lot of the stunts ourselves. But I had fun doing it.

Jim asks: What was your favorite part of 'Starship Troopers'? By the way, you looked great in "Troopers" and I wish you good luck in upcoming movies.

Denise says:
My favorite scene was when the Roger Young ship exploded. I thought that they put it together well, and it looks real.

Matt asks: How did you get into acting?

Denise says:
I got an agent, started doing small parts to build my resume, and then just kept on auditioning.

stuart asks: What was it like seeing yourself drive a spaceship for the first time?

Denise says:
Awful. I always have a smile plastered on my face!

Karim_Hamasni asks: Did you audition for any other parts?

Denise says:
No. Carmen was the only role I auditioned for.

Dylan asks: Do you think the FX took away from the actors' ability?

Denise says:
Yes, it was challenging, but Paul was off-camera, and he was really great, screaming and making sound effects. That helped us with our reactions.

Netbug asks: What was it like working with Michael Ironside?

Denise says:
Michael Ironside is great. He's very intense, a very nice guy, and very professional, and I'd like to work with him again.

Karim_Hamasni asks: Do you think they should make a 'StarshipTroopers' the RIDE?

Denise says:
Yeah! They should!

Netbug asks: How was the atmosphere around the set? I've seen the making of ST and it seems like you and the other cast members were having a lot of fun.

Denise says:
We did. I got along with the whole cast, and I think it helped that most of us were pretty much at the same level in our careers, so we just had a good time shooting the film.

Matt asks: Did you get any special training?

Denise says:
They sent us to flight simulators, and then we had a pilot that was on the set before we started shooting, and he would go over things with us. We also had Captain Dale Dye, who would help us out.

Ann asks: I have some friends in the modeling business who tell me about their experiences (many ups and downs). I heard you did some modeling. How was it for you?

Denise says:
I did modeling when I was in High School, and it was something that was fun and I made money doing it, but I really wanted to act, so I quit modeling and started studying.

Karim_Hamasni asks: Do you have an action figure? If so, do you like it?

Denise says:
We do have action figures. And there are also bug toys and spaceship toys. I've seen my action figure, and I wish it had real hair. Everything's plastic on it, like a Barbie doll.

Tammy asks: How did you learn how to act? Did you take acting lessons?

Denise says:
I took acting classes and also studied with a private coach.

Yari asks: Is there any advice you could share about becoming successful as an actor? What should aspiring actors concentrate on?

Denise tells us why she had such a fun time with this film.

Denise says:
They should concentrate on continuing to study, and if it's something they want to do, they should keep doing it even when they get rejected a hundred times. There's a lot of rejection, so you need to have thick skin and not take it too personally.

Chris asks: Just out of curiosity, what's your ideal mate?

Denise says:
Someone with honesty. And a sense of humor.

I ick asks: All my friends and I just wanted to say we loved your performance, and hope you get a starring role in the future.

Denise says:
Thank you!

Dallas asks: Do you have your own computer? Do you get on the internet much?

Denise says:
My mom has a computer. When I'm down in San Diego, where my parents live, I get on it.

Amy asks: Is Casper a good kisser?

Denise says:
Yeah, Casper's a pretty good kisser. But it's always uncomfortable on set kissing someone.

Dylan Carlson asks: What are your favorite TV shows and movies?

Denise says:
I love "Friends" and "ER". As for movies, I really loved 'Sling Blade,' 'Shine,'and 'The Ice Storm.'

Netbug asks: Seen the film 3 times. Love it. I was wondering if you have read the original book by Robert A Heinlein? If so, how did you like it? If not, are you planning to (It's a great book)?

Denise says:
I did read the book, and I liked it. I was disappointed that Zander wasn't in the book. They made a few changes.

Karim_Hamasni asks: Was it funny when you saw that Dummy of Patrick Muldoon get his brains sucked out?

Denise says:
They made a dummy of his whole body, and his face was robotic. The eyes would move, and his cheeks would actually suck in. And the special effects guys would joke around with Patrick and put the body next to him. They made the eyes look at him. But itwas a weird scene. It was weird to see the scene on the screen.

Dave asks: Was it fun having Casperand Patrick fight over you? :)

Denise says:
Carmen has a more exciting love life than I do, so it was kind of fun to have two guys duke it out over me! :)

Jennifer asks: What strategies do you use to get into character?

Denise says:
It depends on the character I'm playing. Even though Carmen wants to be a pilot, and I can't relate to that since I'm terrified of flying, I can relate to her being very ambitious and wanting a career, so that's what I used to get into character.

Laurie asks: Hi Denise! Being an actress must have given you the opportunity to travel. Of all the places you have ever traveled, which would you say is your favorite?

Denise says:
I have not been to Europe, but in the U.S., I love New York!

bugman asks: Hey Denise, what was it like working with Doogie Howser M.D.?

Denise says:
His name is Neil. He's great. He's very, very nice. I loved working with him. I saw him in "Rent" and he was amazing in it!

Host Tracie says:
Thanks Denise.

Denise says:
Thank you for seeing the movie, and for all your support!