Helen Hunt Reflects on Her Role in ‘Twister,’ a Blockbuster Film
Helen Hunt is a highly renowned actress and director who has won numerous awards including Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes. She will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year.
Mad About You, As Good as It Gets, The Sessions, and Soul Surfer are some of her most well-known films.
Probably the most well-known film on which she has worked is the 1996 blockbuster Twister. The famous Steven Spielberg created the Oscar-nominated catastrophe adventure picture.
The film was well-received by critics and audiences alike. The picture was released 25 years ago, and fans have been clamoring for a remake.
Hunt has indicated an interest in directing the remake as well.
Initially, Hunt did not want to play the part.
Dr. Joanne “Jo” Harding, an eccentric meteorologist, was played by the late Bill Paxton, and she received great acclaim. Hunt reflected on her time as a meteorologist on The Kelly Clarkson Show on July 1, 2021.
She admitted that she was hesitant to accept the position. She assumed that because the film is about a tornado spreading devastation, the tornado would be the star of the film rather than her.
After having lunch with Spielberg, she changed her mind. Hunt decided to star in Twister after the director took her to a swanky meal and asked her.
Unfortunately, the actress was terrified by the encounter. She spoke to HuffPost about how filming it gave her nightmares. According to Hunt, there was very little CGI in the film, and many of the incidents depicted in it happened in real life during filming.
Regardless, her performance was outstanding and well-received.
She was nominated for the Saturn Awards and the MTV Movie + TV Awards, as well as the Blockbuster Entertainment Award.
Hunt’s ‘Twister’ concept was turned down.
It was reported in June 2020 that a relaunch of the disaster-hit was in the works. Universal Pictures is in charge of the reboot, which will be directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Frank Marshall and Sarah Scott.
In his films, Kosinski is well renowned for his use of computer-generated images. Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and Top Gun: Maverick are just a few of his significant works. There has been no further information about the plot or the cast of the film. Hunt, who enjoyed his role in the first film, wanted to be a part of the sequel as well.
On Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Life, the actress said that she offered her ideas for a Twister revival. Despite expressing interest in directing the reboot, her proposal was never heard.
She wanted to co-write the screenplay with Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, and then direct the film. Hunt also chose a cast that was more varied than the one in the original picture.
In June 2020, the actress requested a meeting with Universal Pictures to discuss her pitch. She, on the other hand, “could barely get a meeting.”
Regardless, she would still like to reprise her role as Dr. Harding in the film. If requested, she stated she would play the “older, worn, haggard” doctor.
Twister, which had an estimated budget of $80 million and grossed $456 million at the box office worldwide, was a huge success.
However, many reviewers have questioned if the revival would be as successful as the original.
Whatever the case may be, nothing can be said until the reboot is made and broadcast in the near future.