Dating an ice princess
So whenever they needed that, theres one shot in the movie where it starts out on my feet and just moves up and its just across the entire rink. You mentioned that you admired Michelle Kwan when you were younger. We all expected Michelle Kwan to be like, Well, no, Im sorry. But she was like, Okay. She got on the ice with me, skated around.
Im impressed. So that, to me, that was the utmost compliment. Is there a legimate basis for your characters theories of physics relating to ice skating?Michelle Trachtenberg stars as a math whiz who decides to take on the world of competitive ice skating in the Disney comedy, "Ice Princess," co-starring Kim Cattrall, Hayden Panettiere, and Trevor Blumas. Im done, thats it, thats my sex scene, you know?Trachtenberg gained a following playing Sarah Michelle Gellar's younger sister in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Moving on to feature films, Trachtenberg's ready to put "Buffy" behind her and spread her wings. But you know you have the little skirts and everything.INTERVIEW WITH MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG (' Casey'): What kind of training did you do to get ready for this role? When we werent shooting, I was working, training five hours a day, five days a week, and I had ballet every other day. And then when we were shooting, I was working seven days a week because five days of shooting and then on the weekends doing all the choreography, learning whatnot, and I was working 20-22 hour days because I was one of the only adults on the movie outside of Joan [Cusack] and Kim [Cattrall]. Its an adjustment, but the tights are really thick. I tore a couple of ligaments, dislocated knee or so, did a little bit of here and there. So spiral. Which is youre on one leg and you have one leg completely behind you.And everyone else was pretty much a minor, so after 10 hours they went home and I was still there on ice skates, working my way around. So you have the good skating tights on, which is great. It sounds really bad, but those are all things that happen to athletes. And its really cool because one day my coach came up to me and she said, If you had started this when you were five years old, you'd be able to do those double axles and everything. So I was sort of natural at it, which was kind of fun. I do waltz jumps and I can land a single toe loop, which was the day I think literally the entire ice rink started cheering.I mean, Im very lucky because I didnt get any stress fractures, which is one of the hugest things. When I was 8 or 9, I was like, Oh, I want to be an ice skater. And I took one lesson and it was like, Heh, heh no. It wasnt like the most perfect form but my toe pick stuck in the ice which was all I wanted.
Ill stick to acting, thank you. But I was obsessed with Michelle Kwan and everything was so pretty and Oksana Baiul. And then when Disney came to me with this movie, I was like, Okay! But I do a lot of the party tricks like the spirals and crossovers. It was like, Youre Michelle Kwan. That was literally my first thing.
But my big thing, which none of my doubles could do I had a stunt double whod do all the falls and one that would do the double triple whatevers no one could do an outside edge spread-eagle, which is basically your feet are like this in one line and youre leaning back on the outside edge and going around on a curve. She was so cool and so nice, and she was just supposed to do a cameo in the movie.
Not even a lot of skaters who are Olympic levels can do that because it depends on how your bodys [shaped]. We had B-roll that day and someone asked her if she would get on the ice with me.
Oh, every theory that I say in the movie, every physic shout out is all correct.
In fact, we shot one scene where I say m x a = m mass and all that stuff, and we mixed up a letter.
So theres one shot where youre like, Why are we on the back of her head?