Maggie Grace might not see herself as an action-movie heroine, but you wouldn't know it by watching her opposite Guy Pearce in the new sci-fi thriller "Lockout." The 28-year-old actress moved to Los Angeles from Ohio after her parents' divorce and won accolades for her breakout role in the 2002 TV movie "Murder in Greenwich." That led to more TV roles -- including the part of Shannon Rutherford on "Lost" -- and memorable appearances on the big screen as Liam Neeson's kidnapped daughter in "Taken" and Irina the vampire in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1."
We sat down with Grace as she chatted candidly about the behind-the-scenes action on "Lockout," her "Lost" finale reunion, her preparedness for "Twilight" mania and how she got the nickname "Maggie Graceless."
What interested you in the role of Emilie, the president's daughter who is held hostage in an orbiting space prison in "Lockout"?I love the dynamic between Emilie and Snow [Guy Pearce]. They have crazy one-liners and are jabbing each other the whole way through. There's something so kick-ass about the title "Lockout," too. I like it.
What is something Guy Pearce did during the "Lockout" shoot that you will never forget?He did quite a dance one day when a hot bullet shell went down his Kevlar vest! Every actor who has done an action film has a little tiny scar somewhere from that. I remember one movie where I was wearing a bustier and that happened. It's not fun.
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