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Kyle Schmid Interview from the Premiere of "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"

Schmid on "Sisterhood," Chick Flicks, and "A History of Violence"
By Rebecca Murray, About.com

Kyle Schmid on Getting Cast as Paul Rodman in "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants:" "My agency called me up and said, 'We have a project that we’d like you to look at. We’ll see if we can get you an audition for it.' I ended up meeting Ken [Kwapis, director] and Denise [Martin Chase, producer] and a few of the other executives. From then on out it was more just politics and all the paperwork and everything else."

Is "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" a Chick Flick?: "Yeah! I’ll be honest… You want me to lie? No. No, it’s definitely not a chick flick. I mean, it’s a good film. The script was incredible. I think it’s something that everybody will like. It’s just a matter of – I mean, guys like chick flicks too. If you’re with a chick and you want to relax and enjoy yourself (smiling) and have fun."

Selling "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" to Guys: "You have a bunch of beautiful women in it and that helps when it comes to the guys liking the movie."

Understanding the Bonds of "Sisterhood:" "I have a group of four or five friends that I consider my friends and best friends and people that I want to hold onto for the rest of my life. So yeah, it definitely makes [the movie relatable]."

His Tennis Scene with America Ferrera: "I get head in the head with a tennis ball. I mean, a few takes with a tennis ball and the rest of it was CGI. It was cool."

Up Next: "A History of Violence:" "My character kind of parallels Ashton Holmes who plays Viggo Mortensen’s son in the film. There’s a subplot in the film with Ashton and the way he goes about school and grows up. I definitely make it difficult for him to do that at school. I’m definitely the bad guy in that one."

Kyle Schmid on Working with David Cronenberg: "It's incredible. Beyond belief incredible. It was surprising in the best ways possible. He’s one of the nicest people I think I’ve ever met on a movie set. He understands and just takes the time to sit and talk to you about things and make you feel the best you can before you walk onto any set. And that’s huge as an actor to have that confidence walking in."

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