lifesmarvels asked: Natasha (both MCU and 616)
So I was trying to do them seperately but MCU Nat, of all the MCU char’s, is closest to her 616 counterpart, to me. So unless otherwise stated all answers count for both.
- What they smell like: Generally Natasha makes a point of smelling like nothing at all, unless it’s part of her cover. If she does, she prefers mild floral scents. Hint of leather and gunpowder and that electric-burning smell from using her Bite, if she’s on the job.
- How they sleep (sleeping position, schedule, etc): On her side, preferably with her back against a wall. She still has weeks where sleeping is difficult, sometimes, but her schedule is very flexible thanks to her job and she can get by on very little sleep. Even when she has chance for a longer rest, she doesn’t need a lot, 6-7 hours a night suits her fine.
- What music they enjoy: Classical, opera, melodic/vocal trance.
- How much time they spend getting ready every morning: 5-30 minutes, depending on what the day requires. She can be out the door fast, but she enjoys a slower pace of morning rituals when she can, shower, hair, makeup, light breakfast with coffee or tea.
- Their favorite thing to collect: Ballet art, old books, mementos from her loved ones or important periods of her life.
- Left or right-handed: Ambidextrous
- Religion (if any): None
- Favorite sport: Ballet, gymnastics, she also enjoys watching figure skating.
- Favorite touristy thing to do when traveling: Museums, theater/opera/ballet, food.
- Favorite kind of weather: Rain
- A weird/obscure fear they have: Losing her sense of identity or freedom to make her own way in the world. Being held tightly, especially a grip on her arm/wrist.
- The carnival/arcade game they always win without fail: She’s formidable at most games of skill, but she’s unrivalled at DDR. Just…don’t even try.
Q: We are stuck in a movie phase where our heroes are accidental heroes, or heroes by destiny and not through any quality they possess.
del Toro: [Pacific Rim] is old fashioned.
Q: This is definitely old fashioned. Can you talk about that, the kind of heroism you wanted to have in this movie?
del Toro: I really wanted it to be a very complicated movie that played very simple. I wanted to make an adventure movie where the sentiments of the characters are there, but they’re not the main obstacle to overcome. I told Charlie Hunnam when he came on, ‘I know actors like complex characters, but Raleigh has very few moving parts.’ He’s really a guy who wants to do good, he’s just afraid to trust someone else and have them die on him because he’ll feel it, like he did when his brother went. You better put spoilers here! But I said, that’s him. When he finds somebody he trusts he’s ready to be good. He’s not Hamlet, wondering if he can do it. I said to Rinko, ‘The two characters need to trust each other.’ You literally see Rinko lose her heart when she’s a child - she has a red object - and then the blue memory stains her hair. She’s carrying it with her. Then when they come together they become one inside the robot.
It’s a simple, earnest heroism. It’s not jingoistic, it’s not ideological, it’s purely humanistic. It’s about the world saving the world. I really needed characters who have good cores. Even the asshole in the movie, the guy you’re meant to hate, he’s a good guy."
Badass Interview: Guillermo del Toro gets Spoilery on Pacific Rim (x)
Goddamnit, this is why I love the movie so much and I think why several of my friends deride it. Fuck them. This is great.