Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Colin Farrell are remaking the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic “Total Recall.” The movie’s stars talked to Maxim, on sale Thursday, about fighting, special skills, and the original movie’s iconic three-breasted hooker.
MAXIM: Do you ladies think that after all the fight training you’ve done, you could beat up a bad guy in an alley?
JB: I definitely feel like I could.
KB: I think what’s dangerous about being an actor who does action movies is you think, Well, I can totally handle myself now. But if my opponent didn’t know the other half of the routine, I don’t know how well I’d do.
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MAXIM: Kate, you’ve cornered the market in tight-fitting costumes. What was your most uncomfortable outfit?
KB: Coming to “Total Recall” from “Underworld,” I very much appreciated the lack of rubber and leather and latex. But I would say probably my least favorite costume ever was in “Van Helsing.” That was a huge pain because it had thigh-high boots with 30 buckles on them that had to be done up individually.
MAXIM: What gadgets from Total Recall do you wish you had in real life?
JB: A hovercar.
CF: A three-breasted hooker in a hovercar! That’s what I was hoping for as my wrap gift.
KB: I like the phones that are in your hand. It’s a sort of implant that suddenly lights up and rings, and you put your hand to your ear. I probably say, “Where’s my phone?” about 15 times a day, so anything that could be implanted onto me like that—phone, keys, sunglasses—would be great.
MAXIM: Are you surprised how excited people are about the return of the three-breasted hooker?
KB: I have been quite surprised about that, especially in the age of people watching porn on their cell phones…. At one point, when it looked like I wouldn’t be able to play Lori, I was going to do a cameo as the three-breasted woman!
KB: Yeah, and I started fretting about where they’d put the third one. Have I actually got room for a third one in the middle, or would it go to the side? Would it then be under an armpit and actually not sexy?
MAXIM: What special skills do you have that no one knows about?
KB: Apparently, I’m very good at firing a gun without blinking, which is unusual. That’s why so many action characters have to wear sunglasses during shoot-out scenes. That’s my party trick.
JB: I can walk on my hands.
CF: If you spit chewing gum into the air, I can catch it.