12/23/2003 AT 01:00 PM EST
Thurman recently chatted with reporters about making Paycheck, working with a heartthrob and seeing into the future. Oh, and watch out, she has a slap kick to brag about.
You've labeled Paycheck your 'fun' movie after filming the physically intense Kill Bill. What made it so enjoyable?
I got to play the girl. I had a really nice time. Ben (Affleck) did all of the heavy lifting. I got to watch John Woo work, Ben hit people. I wasn't covered in blood.
How was it going into action mode this time around?
I play a biologist and I'm a girl – and the few things that I do in the action (scenes) are very street, very self-defense. None of the stunt people knew what I'd just been through (training for Kill Bill), but I bragged slightly. I was like, "Would you like a slap kick or should I do a stop point?" I kind of had the stunt lingo and could deal with pretty much anything that they wanted to throw me.