Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz talks about joining the hugely successful Bourne movies as a scientist who’s not only gorgeous, but also gets to ride on the back of a motorcycle with her hot co-star Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy.

It’s only fitting that gorgeous Brit star Rachel Weisz wants to get in on the action films. Afterall, she’s married to the ultimate Bond Blonde-shell, Daniel Craig. After looking to work with her friend, actor Jeremy Renner, for sometime, when the script for The Bourne Legacy came along,  jumping on board the popular espionage film was a no-brainer.

In The Bourne Legacy, Weisz  (The Constant Gardener, The Mummy) stars alongside Renner as Dr. Marta Shearing, a research scientist with top-security clearance and a high-paying job in the Maryland laboratory of corporate pharma-giant Candent.

It’s the groundbreaking science developed in her lab that’s responsible for Outcome, and her job includes monitoring the Outcome agents on the rare occasion that they pass through the area. She knows Aaron Cross (Renner) as she knows the rest of them: as a number, as a clinical subject, as a guinea-pig. She’s ignored the ethical conflict of her work, but when the entire program needs to be terminated and it’s her life in jeopardy, she’s forced to confront the morality of her choices as she fights to stay alive.

At a press event, Weisz said that although they’re continuing on the saga of Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne, this version will not only pick up where he left off, but will also shed new light on the story that will tie everything together. And although she was happy to run her butt off in the film, she admits that this one stunt had her trusting in her co-star, Renner, with her life.

The Bourne Legacy (Universal) opens Friday, August 10 and stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn

—Edited by Toni-Marie Ippolito



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