Winstead Makes "Die Hard 4" a Family Affair

by | November 4, 2006 | Comments

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, soon to be seen in the ensemble drama "Bobby," told Rotten Tomatoes that she plays John McClane’s daughter in the upcoming "Live Free or Die Hard."

As Lucy McClane, Winstead will add some family drama to the thriller sequel, in which tough guy McClane (Bruce Willis) will defend the country against the vilest of villains: internet terrorists.


Mary Elizabeth Winstead in "Final Destination 3"

"[It’s] kind of similar to the Bonnie Bedelia character in the first one just as far as it focuses a bit on their relationship and then she kind of gets thrown into the plot as it goes," said Winstead.

Since Lucy was only a toddler in the original film, Winstead kind of had free reign to create her character. "She’s briefly shown in the first "Die Hard" but you really don’t know anything about her as a person."

Compared to low budget horror movies and indie dramas, "Die Hard 4" is a whole new style of acting for Winstead. "On a big action film, it’s a lot more kind of sleeping in your trailer for hours and hours while they set things up, and then you go and you act for 20 minutes and then you go back to your trailer. It’s hard to stay excited and inspired so you have to work a little harder to give a good performance in that kind of situation. But it’s still a lot of fun."

"Live Free or Die Hard" opens June 29, 2007 and is directed by Len "Underworld" Wiseman.

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