Morton's girl likes Carter role

Bridgwater Mercury: Samantha Morton revealed that her daughter loves her latest film Samantha Morton revealed that her daughter loves her latest film

Samantha Morton has revealed that her daughter has given her the thumbs up for her John Carter performance.

The Oscar-nominated actress - who has starred in Woody Allen's Sweet And Lowdown, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Minority Report - is barely visible in her portrayal of alien Sola in Andrew Stanton's epic sci-fi fantasy, alongside Willem Dafoe and Taylor Kitsch.

She said her daughter Esme loved the performance.

"She loves it. She thought it was amazing. But I don't think she liked it when Sola was in trouble," she said.

Samantha, who also has a four-year-old daughter Edie, said her children don't influence the type of roles she takes.

"It's a bonus that Esme can go and watch it now, because she's 12, but that shouldn't be a motivation for working," she explained.

"I did that once with a film and it backfired on me. I was offered a film and I said, 'I don't know if I can do that at the moment', but then I thought it would be nice for Esme. You shouldn't do things for that reason."

The actress had to learn to walk on three-feet stilts and wear motion-capture cameras for her role.

"It was physically demanding. We had a few weeks of training before we went into production for sword-fighting, being able to defend ourselves and learning how to walk, sit and breathe - and learning to act with cameras on our heads too. It was a great character study," she recalled.

:: John Carter is in cinemas now.

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