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04th Feb 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Connelly on Top Gun 2, her Irish heritage, and putting a long-running rumour to rest

Rory Cashin

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We had to ask about this particular Hollywood theory!

Jennifer Connelly has been part of the movie industry for going around three decades, having grabbed everyone’s attention as a teen in the likes of Labryinth before moving on to the cult hit The Rocketeer.

Since then, she has continually proven herself to be one of the best actors around, from winning the Oscar for her role in A Beautiful Mind, to powerful turns in the likes of Requiem For A Dream and House Of Sand And Fog, or when she gets involved in big budget stuff like Hulk or The Day The Earth Stood Still.

For her part in new blockbuster Alita: Battle Angel, she plays a character who keeps her cards very close to her chest throughout, making for someone that the audience is never fully sure if we can trust or not.

JOE sat down with the Oscar-winner in the lead-up to the release of the new movie, and we chatted about everything from her Irish heritage, to the potential stunt-work in the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, and putting a long-running Hollywood rumour to rest!

Check out our interview in full right here:

We also had the opportunity to chat to the movie’s director Robert Rodriguez, producer Jon Landau (who also produced Titanic and Avatar), and Connelly’s co-stars Christoph Waltz, Keean Johnson, and Alita herself, Rosa Salazar. All of those interviews will be available to view on JOE’s YouTube, and on The Big Reviewski!

Alita: Battle Angel is released in Irish cinemas from Wednesday 6 February.

Check out the trailer right here:

Clip via 20th Century Fox

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