Katee Sackhoff Talks about RIDDICK and Why It Got an R-Rating

MovieRiddickby Joey Paur

Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff plays the lead female role in Vin Diesel's Riddick, and in a recent interview with Collider she talked about taking the role, nudity, working with Diesel, and why it ended up getting an R-rating. As far as the rating goes it got an R because of blood, nudity and language...

There’s a shitload of blood and there’s little pieces of nudity, here and there.  There’s my nudity too, but it’s side boob, for three to five seconds.  It’s not that big of a deal.  It’s mostly for the language.  My character and Matt Nable’s character say fuck, like every other word.  It’s kind of fantastic, actually.  He must have said fuck 15 times, in every single scene.  It’s pretty awesome.  So, it’s mostly for language. 

Sackhoff goes on to talk about working with Diesel, and the nudity aspect of the film and how she reacted when the director told her there was going to be nudity. It's pretty funny...

It’s a dream come true.  I’ve been a fan of the Riddick series since Pitch Black, and I’m such a huge fan of Vin and (director) David Twohy.  When I got the job, I was jumping up and down and crying and screaming.  And then, the director said to me, “You do know there’s nudity, right?”  And I was like, “Shit!  I have to talk to my dad first.  I can’t take the role until I call my dad.  Let me call you right back.”  So, I called my dad.  I’ve always said that I’ll know when I’ve gone too far because I won’t be able to sit down and watch it with my father.  I am a daddy’s girl at heart, even though I’m in my 30s.  So, I told him about it and he said, “You know, I can handle that, but I don’t know if your brother will be okay.  It’s Vin Diesel.  Don’t say no to Vin Diesel.  Just go do the movie.”  So, I called David Twohy back and said, “My dad said I can take my clothes off.”  It was pretty funny, actually.

She hasn't seen a full cut of the film yet, but she goes on to talk about her character in the film saying,

Her name is Dahl and she’s a Nordic bounty hunter.  She’s German.  It’s just fantastic!  There’s a scene where one of the characters screws with my character and I punch him in the face.  She’s really very short-tempered and she’s got a short fuse.  She’s funny.  She’s very, very, very good at her job.  She’s a sniper, and she’s the number two commanding officer, behind Matt Nable’s character, in our group of mercenaries.  She’s great!  Matt and I decided, from day one, after we met, that we were kindred spirits.  We got along really well.  We knew that we wanted to be standing next to each other, in every scene.  We went and told the D.P. about it and he was like, “I like it.  It works.”  That was cool!  I’m really excited about it.  It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever had the privilege to be a part of.  It really is a dream come true.  It’s amazing!

She seems really excited about the movie, so that's a plus! I'm a big fan of the Riddick franchise and of Sackhoff so it's going to be so cool to see these actors working together in this film.

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