Bill Paxton on Playing ‘the Ultimate Badass’ in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

May 22, 2014 8:49 PM

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Before answering an actual question about his new film Edge of Tomorrow, the co-star of such classics as Weird Science, Aliens and True Lies, offered this definitive proclamation about himself, or maybe his latest character, a no-nonsense general who is shocked to discover that one of his soldiers seems to know what he’s going to say before he even says it. The reason, Paxton, explains, is because that soldier, played by none other than Tom Cruise, is stuck in a “weird time loop labyrinth” that forces him to go through the same day over and over, trying to change the result – namely, dying.

Before appearing on a panel at WonderCon Anaheim, Paxton spoke with Spinoff Online about his role in the Warner Bros. sci-fi film. In addition to talking about the wild experience of reliving a single day repeatedly as an actor, he offered some insights into his collaboration with co-stars Cruise an...

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