Paula Patton is on a roll. After starring in the box office smash Mission Impossible; Ghost Protocol in 2012, she is back on screen in a timely drama centered around the ills of the internet, teased in the Disconnect trailer.
In Disconnect, Patton stars as the wife of one of the hottest actors around, Alexander Skarsgard. She was blown away by the power that the Swedish actor brought to the role. "We’ve all grown to love him on True Blood, but this character in this film was unlike anything we’d ever seen before," Patton said. "He put weight on. He wore these glasses. He became this person that I’d never met before. It was an amazing performance."
Patton feels that she and Skarsgard actually hold the key to the title of the film in how they go about getting to the bottom of the internet fraud they are experiencing. “They Disconnect from the computer and they go on this journey and it physically brings them back closer and they find their love again."
The messages of the movie are varied, including ones echoed in our Jason Bateman interview. But, Patton hones in on one in particular. “The importance of communicating with the people who are right in your presence,” Patton said. “I love this age we’re living in and it’s not going anywhere. Now, even your grandparents are on the internet! But we have to remember to spend time with the warm bodies in our home.”