Fans of The Matrix films are eagerly awaiting the fourth installment — but one of the sequels’ stars is confused about why some characters will return from the dead but her character isn’t in the mix.
Gina Torres said she’s not ‘bitter’ about not being in ‘The Matrix 4’ but is ‘curious’
Gina Torres appeared in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, playing Cas, the widow of the Nebuchadnezzar’s former pilot Dozer. While characters like Neo and Trinity appeared to die in the third Matrix, Torres’ character did not.
In an interview with Variety’s The Big Ticket podcast, Torres raised some questions about what The Matrix 4 has in store since Neo and Trinity are set to return.
When asked, “Are you surprised there’s going to be a fourth one?,” she said, “Not to be bitter or anything, but the people that are actually in the movie, I believe died. And the people that aren’t didn’t. So that’s all I have to say about that.”
Torres continued, “I’m so curious about where they’re going with this. And what’s their jumping off point and what story they want because it just felt like they told it.”
Torres revealed her first experience with ‘The Matrix’
Torres shared her reaction to the first Matrix movie. When her now ex-husband Laurence Fishburne told her about it initially, she was skeptical, recalling how she thought, “Sure, good luck with that.” When she visited the set in Sydney and saw test footage, she better understood how amazing the film was going to be.
“The Wachowskis had a dinner party because they wanted to show the cast what they had cut together,” the actor recalled. “And what they had cut together was the beginning of the rescue sequence.”
She added, “It was Carrie-Anne [Moss]. It was Hugo [Weaving] basically telling his men they were already dead. Cut to Carrie-Anne kicking major butt and then that whole bank sequence where they go to rescue Morpheus and the first time you see bullet-time.”
Naturally, Torres was floored by what she saw, noting, “I’m sitting there and I didn’t even know my mouth was open. Like I had no idea how far down my jaw had dropped.”
“And then I don’t think I had actually taken a breath for three minutes. I was like, ‘Oh, that’s what y’all are doing all the way down here in Sydney,’” she added.
Keanu Reeves explained why he wanted to do ‘The Matrix 4’
While there are no details yet about the plot of The Matrix 4, Reeves shared with Empire in 2020 “the only reason” he considered returning to the franchise.
“Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and a wonderful story that resonated with me,” he explained. “That’s the only reason to do it.”
He continued, “To work with her again is just amazing. It’s been really special, and the story has, I think, some meaningful things to say, and that we can take some nourishment from.”
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