Serenity had been selected for inclusion in the 59th Edinburgh International Film Festival, and received its official Gala Premiere Screening on Monday, August 22nd, with a 'Reel Life' interview with Writer/Director Joss Whedon the next day.
Besides Joss Whedon, the whole cast were in attendance; namely Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Morena Baccarin, Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion.
A columnist at iofilm.co.uk who attended the press conference wrote :
There was clearly a lot of camaraderie amongst the cast, good-natured banter batted back and forth and they laughed at each other's jokes, which is always a good sign. There was a lot of male love in the room for Summer Glau, an ex-ballet dancer who plays River Tam and who trained to do 95% of her character's stunts. Joss (we're on first name terms now) will be making Wonder Woman next, and I wouldn't be gasping in surprise if Summer dons the spangly hot pants and armbands. Although she's a bit short to convince as an Amazon.
59th Edinburgh International Film Festival - "Serenity" Photocall
The cast of Serenity at the premiere at the 59th Edinburgh
International Film Festival.
59th Edinburgh International Film Festival - "Serenity" Premiere Gala
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