During their panel discussions, one of the things that came up was a topless scene involving Moon Bloodgood (whom I’ve loved in everything she’s ever done – such a soulful actress).
Director McG took the opportunity to give a shout-out to Bloodgood’s breasts! He even called on the actress, who plays Blair Williams in the movie, to stand, nudging the crowd with, “Do you want to see Moon’s boobs in the picture, because we shot them!”
McG plyed the crowd further, saying, “Who wants to see Moon’s boobs in the picture?” Of course, there was a great roar of applause from the crowd. It’s still unclear as to whether the scene will end up on the cutting room floor – because it might likely push the rating from a PG-13 to an R.
More after the jump, including 3 videos of the “Terminator Salvation” panel at WonderCon 2009…
The shout-out didn’t bother Bloodgood, who told reporters after the panel, “It’s a really pretty shot. I know, I’m very sarcastic, but I’m actually being very serious. I wouldn’t have done it, first of all, if I’d felt uncomfortable. Secondly, it wasn’t a sexual thing. I mean, obviously it was a sexual thing, but it was like a silhouette. There’s rain and it’s a moment where I’m drawn to this man and I don’t care anymore, like ‘If you see me, see me naked, see my vulnerability, see my emotion, see my body.’"
So the fact that McG used her naked boobs to work the WonderCon crowd into a frenzy didn’t bother Bloodgood? Nope.
"It doesn’t bother me," she said. “I think sometimes as an actress, you’re seen as, ‘OK, you’re the sexual thing, so you probably don’t have a lot of depth, you’re not that bright.’ I’ve just given up … I’ve almost reconciled to where I know who I am. I’m not just about sex and tits and boobs, and I know that I have depth. So when guys make jokes, I think it’s funny. I would do it too. I’m a tomboy. He can’t embarrass me."
“Terminator Salvation” hits theaters May 22, 2009. Still no word on whether it will be rated PG-13 or R.
Many thanks to HitFlix for their great reporting on the "Terminator Salvation" panel at WonderCon 2009, and to YouTube’s rob1out for the fabulous videos.
Check out rob1out’s videos of the “Terminator Salvation” panel at WonderCon 2009 (the part about Moon Bloodgood’s breasts is in Part 2!). Oh, and be prepared for a bit of language!
WonderCon 2009: “Terminator Salvation” Panel, Part 1:
WonderCon 2009: “Terminator Salvation” Panel, Part 2:
WonderCon 2009: “Terminator Salvation” Panel, Part 3: