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Heidi Klum on "Everything or Nothing"

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Supermodel Heidi Klum stars in the new game "Everything or Nothing" as a Bond Girl in the role of "Dr. Katya Nadanova".

Here is an interview by our excellent Heidi on the game:

http://www.1up.com/article2/0,4364,1524811,00.asp

Heidi Klum Interview
Another Bond girl (she plays Dr. Katya Nadanova in EA's 007: Everything or
Nothing) opens up her mind to 1UP's careful probing.


1UP: From supermodel to superspy… what's the deal?

Heidi: I've always wanted to take part in a videogame, and when Electronic Arts
offered the opportunity to be in Everything or Nothing, I couldn't refuse. I
love that I get the chance to be the girl who jumps off buildings, kiss Pierce
Brosnan and leap out of helicopters. You know, all the stuff I normally do in
real life…

1UP: What's with the Bond connection?

Heidi: Anything with Bond attached instantly becomes a cult thing. I wanted to
be part of such a high-profile ensemble cast too. Besides, it's also great to
be bad.

1UP: Pity our girlfriends don't think the same way you do…

Heidi: Oh, yeah, right… because no women like videogames as much as men.
Maybe it's because they're too busy cooking and cleaning for you, hmmm? Saying
girls don't appreciate games is stereotyping… I think a lot of females dig
it. They just don't always make it as public as the boys.

1UP: Be that as it may, sarcasm doesn't become you, doll. Let's cut to the
chase -- what is it you and your fellow partners in estrogen find so appealing
about games?



"Leaping headfirst into danger, kissing girls like me… you get to experience
everything the hero would."

Heidi: I can't speak for all women, but personally, I love how they're starting
to look more and more like movies. If you give Everything or Nothing a try,
you'll see a character that actually resembles me in there, plus doubles of
Pierce Brosnan, Willem Dafoe and other recognized actors. Developers have done
such a good job of creating characters and building so many ways to play into
titles like this that you can now be anyone in a videogame. All limitations are
gone. The beauty of a game like Everything or Nothing is that because of it,
the experience changes depending on who you play as, so the experience never
gets boring. As a whole, games have become very real looking, which makes them
quite attractive to casual players such as myself.

1UP: Mmmm hmmm… and we're to assume you're someone who's a regular on Xbox
Live and can whoop anyone's a$ at Halo?

Heidi: Let's not go that far. I don't play that many games. But just
because I don't spend much time with a PlayStation 2 doesn't mean I'm not
familiar with the hobby. So many people love it, and I really want to be a part
of the gaming phenomenon. With all the projects I have going on at any one
time, I just can't be as hardcore a gamer as I'd like.

1UP: Fair enough. Any particular reason you think people are so enamored with
the pastime?



"I love watching girls kick a$. I like seeing women pull hair and chop heads
off. Don't ask me why."

Heidi: It goes back to that movies comment I made earlier. People love watching
films. Only with games, instead of watching a movie, you actually become an
active part of one. Leaping headfirst into danger, kissing girls like me… you
get to experience everything the hero would. Being fast, bad, tough… it's a
rush. People love that stuff, you know? I guess you'd call it mastering their
fantasies.

1UP: Game designers definitely do borrow liberally from Hollywood filmmakers,
but do you also see the connection working the opposite way?

Heidi: Sure! Think about productions like Catwoman, Alias and such. Everyone's
kickboxing, running up houses… flicks like Kill Bill, which dominate box
offices, are becoming much more stylish. It really reminds me of videogames.
Even Oscar winners like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon are taking cues from
home console fare. Impossible fighting moves, walking up the wall, characters
who can invoke mystical powers… it's all standard issue game material.



1UP: Were there a few silver screen gems you drew inspiration for your
interactive acting debut?

Heidi: Just one -- Kill Bill. I love watching girls kick a$. Normally guys get
to do all the fun stuff like fighting with enemies, drawing blood, kicking
butt. It's nice when the ladies get the opportunity to turn the tables. I'm
feminine, but I hate all that girlie "I broke a nail" crap. I like seeing women
pull hair and chop heads off. Don't ask me why.

1UP: Any particular type of game you're especially partial to?

Heidi: Strangely enough, yes, but not what you'd expect. I really want to strap
on a helmet and try those crazy virtual reality simulators. I just want to
experience it once, but I'm afraid it'll be so realistic that I'll get sucked
in. It makes me wonder how far I'd go to escape my current life. Like, I'm not
into hypnotism and all that, but a break from the real world is good now and
then. I haven't had the chance to dive into gaming as much as I'd like, but
Everything or Nothing will be a good experiment, even if all I get to do is
watch and observe what people are doing with my character. I really want to be
a part of the gaming world… I just wish I had more time for it!

1UP: The console you'd be most likely to spend hours in front of, given the
opportunity?

If I had the time, I'd get a PlayStation 2 and spend hours in front of it. The
system has the most high-tech games and the most variety.

1UP: How'd you get selected for the role of Katya?

Heidi: I wish I knew. Electronic Arts just asked out of the blue. I don't know
why they picked me, but I can tell you I agreed right away. Games are so
amazing. As much grief as gets in the media, the
hobby isn't going anywhere.

1UP: Point taken. Mind discussing your digital alter-ego a bit?



She's someone very beautiful, but also a ballbuster. People just think these
girls are pretty, but they're so much more than they seem beneath the surface."


Heidi: Katya is a Russian undercover agent. As her, I play the reigning bad
girl, just like Willem Dafoe plays the headlining bad guy. It kind of sucks in
one way, since bad girls always die in the end. But on the bright side, it's a
fun ride while it lasts. And I get to kick Bond's a$.

1UP: Share any traits in common with the femme fatale?

Heidi: No way! I'm just a hard-working girl from Germany who can't do stunts,
hates heights, could never rappel off a building and wouldn't shoot anyone if
her life depended on it. I'd rather make the world a better place. Although
it's funny - no one ever asks me to.

1UP: How would you describe the average Bond girl?

Heidi: She's someone very beautiful, but also a ballbuster. People just think
these girls are pretty, but they're so much more than they seem beneath the
surface. Bond always winds up getting screwed by them in the end (no, not like
that, silly). You know, he always gets tricked or betrayed because they can
convince him to trust them. I think every woman has that power over a man…
some just don't choose to use it.

1UP: Forget Katya… are there any other roles within Everything or Nothing
you'd rather have been cast as?

Heidi: You bet! I'd rather have been Mrs. Bond. I'd fight all sorts of evil
villains and take part in crazy schemes, but I'd always survive. I'd just go on
and on and never die.

1UP: Superspy power you most wish you had in real life?

Heidi: I'd become invisible using a secret button. I'd be a fly on the wall
that you can't see. Why? That way, I could stick my nose in everyone's
business, and they'd never know it.

1UP: Do you feel cheated having to make out with Pierce Brosnan's Bond instead
of Sean Connery's?



"I'm a puppy dog. I sound all tough when I'm up there on screen. In reality,
while recording those voice-overs, I could barely keep myself from cracking
up!"

Heidi: Nah… Bond has to be a young and handsome guy. Pierce is still hot and
heavy, so he doesn't have to go yet. He makes a rather dashing Bond, I'd say,
so you won't hear any complaints from me.

1UP: Were there any personal reasons you had for signing onto the project,
besides getting to smooch a hunk?

Heidi: Use your imagination. But make my motivations something
interesting. My real reasons aren't that wild and crazy. Honestly, I just
wanted to be part of something special. I'm appearing in Everything or Nothing
because I know it's a great way to reach out to so many new fans.

1UP: Care to clear up any misconceptions audiences might have about you
personally after they play Everything or Nothing?

Heidi: You always hear my character in the game threatening to kill people. But
honestly, I'm a puppy dog. I sound all tough when I'm up there on screen. In
reality, while recording those voice-overs, I could barely keep myself from
cracking up! It was impossible to keep a straight face while recording the
lines. Imagine trying to be emotional when you're sitting in a little room with
no visual cues. It isn't easy.

1UP: Should we count on seeing you star in more videogames in the future?

Heidi: Definitely. I want to continue doing Bond games especially. If you do
too many projects, even gaming ones, people get confused. But I always get so
many offers and cool options, who knows. Maybe I'll change my mind… Heidi
Klum's Extreme Makeovers could be huge.

1UP: Proudest part of your adventures in making Everything or Nothing?

Heidi: I'm most proud that my long months of training in martial arts, climbing
buildings and attempting dangerous stunts paid off. That's a joke… screaming
into a microphone for my voice-overs may have been the only time I broke a
sweat performing this role.

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Re: Heidi Klum on "Everything or Nothing"

Feb 26, 2004
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Feb 27, 2004
so, what r u selling? or am i just lost?,
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Re: Heidi Klum on "Everything or Nothing"

Feb 27, 2004
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This is all this guy comes here for.... He has been doing this since Nov. or Dec....a few posts were deleted. Think he's just a little obsessed? Sorry, but this is just weird.

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http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/tracker?user.id=1341297

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Re: Heidi Klum on "Everything or Nothing"

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This is all this guy comes here for.... He has been doing this since Nov. or Dec....a few posts were deleted. Think he's just a little obsessed? Sorry, but this is just weird.

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http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/tracker?user.id=1341297

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whoa, thats scary.  i'd say hes definitely obsessed. 
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Re: Heidi Klum on "Everything or Nothing"

Feb 29, 2004
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Yup. Definitely obsessed. Not like it's anything new, though. Fans obsess over celebrities everyday. :smileytongue: Only difference is, some make do it subtly. lol

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Yup. Definitely obsessed. Not like it's anything new, though. Fans obsess over celebrities everyday. :smileytongue: Only difference is, some make do it subtly. lol

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Blah! You know what I mean. ^_~ Some never let others know about their secret obsession. And that's exactly what this guy should have done. LOL!
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