What's the key to a great movie scream?
Screaming makes you feel really vulnerable, because you don't want to sound like a pussy. I was more nervous for my screaming scenes than I have been for some crying scenes or sex scenes. I didn't want it to sound lame. The key is it has to be guttural—primal.
Is there any truth to the rumor that you're writing a graphic novel?
I am, with Frank Miller's girlfriend. Frank is like my brother. My husband and I are very close with Frank. We instantly hit it off. I don't know how much I can talk about it—it's top secret. But it's going to be awesome. It's a very strong female character.
Please tell us Sin City 2 is happening.
It is happening. Frank Miller is writing it now and we should be doing it—I hope—within the next year.
If you had to get a comic book character tattoo, what would it be?
You know what would be kind of fresh? Yoda. Or Frank Miller's Batman—just the head.
Those comic book fans can be rabid. Have you had any memorable run-ins?
Comic-Con fans are the best. I feel like I'm with my people. You make films so people can enjoy them, and it's so nice when you're sitting on a panel and there are 10,000 people adoring you. All the cynicism, crap, shit, rejection, glamour, and illusion of the business melt away and all you see is the reason why you do what you do. It's a powerful experience. And I've worked on a lot of things that have been comic books, and I just voiced the Star Wars series The Clone Wars.
Speaking of Star Wars, you appear in Fanboys, which was directed by your husband.
It's a love letter from him to everything he loves. He's loved Star Wars since he was a baby. He's the ultimate fanboy. My husband and I have the time of our lives at Comic-Con because we can look at comic books, meet the artists, sit on the floor, and play video games. That's how we live our lives anyway.