Jena Malone not worried about religious satire in Saved!
June 21, 2004
NEW YORK — Actress Jena Malone says she doesn't feel bad about the way her
new film, Saved!, pokes fun at Christians.
Jena Malone in a scene from Donnie Darko |
Photo - AFP
"I think it's important to poke fun at things we find really
serious," Malone, 19, said in an interview with AP Radio. "I think
if we applied that to things in our own lives we'd be able to take
things much better."
Saved! costarring Mandy Moore and Macaulay Culkin, is a sharp
satire of religion which takes place at the fictional American
Eagle Christian High School.
Malone's character, Mary, believes her
figure-skater boyfriend is gay and becomes pregnant with his child
to "convert" him to heterosexuality.
One part of the movie that did bother her was the scene in which
she fires a gun at a shooting range. Malone says she was hit in the
ankle with a stray BB when she was 6.
"It was totally harmless. It wasn't point-blank or anything,"
she said. "At the time it was horrendous, but now there's not even
Saved! will soon be in theaters. – Sapa-AP
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