Eliza Dushku on the Job of acting
Eliza's mom Judy Dushku was happy with the way that Arnold Schwarzenegger treated Eliza on the set of True Lies.
“That was a movie that you would call a boy’s club,” says Eliza.
“[Schwarzenegger] was very, very good to her,” says Judy. He acted in a grandfatherly way and protected her.
Judy also told Eliza to watch Jamie Lee Curtis as an example. Curtis talked to everyone on the set from grips to the sound guys. Eliza has picked up those habits as well.
When asked about picking her favorite Joss Whedon project, Eliza says that “it’s like trying to pick your favorite kid.”
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
“I liked fighting Buffy herself,” says Eliza. “Because it was such a cool rare thing to have these two bad ass women.” You just don’t see that on television.
“One of the things that I love about Faith is the show is not black and white. She’s somewhere in the middle,” says Eliza. “Sometimes, people do bad things.”
Faith had a story arc. She did bad things, paid the consequences and then found redemption.
Team Angel or Team Spike? Judy says she is in the camp of Teen Angel. When the question was clarified, she still declared for Angel.
“I love both those crazy dudes,” says Eliza.
Angel helped Faith a lot. Eliza says that he didn’t kill Faith even when she wasbeating his face demanding to be killed.
“He hugged me. That was really sweet,” says Eliza. There are times in our lives when we need that kind of person.
Acting as different characters on the Dollhouse was challenging, especially when Dushku had to switch roles between takes. However, Dushku takes full responsibility for the challenge.
“I totally asked for it, so it was all on me,” says Dushku.