"I learned as I went along, and I asked the other actors—what things meant, what a 'two-shot' was or a 'master.' I just relied on the actors who had been in other films, and they were great."
Sequencing did come as a shock. The introduction to the marines, for example, as they awoke from hyper space and gnawed on breakfast, was filmed at the production's end. That way, the cast had several months to get acquainted.
By then, Goldstein had already befriended Mark Rolston, who portrayed Drake Vasquez's huge, blond compatriot, who comes down with a severe case of Alien- induced acne in the first
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Aliens: Jenette Goldstein plays Vasquez: Working with the other actors
a) Growing up with brothers
Although military life wasn't exactly her idea of a good time, she felt at home amongst the mostly male company, since she grew up with brothers.
b) Relying on the other actors
She learned as she went along and she would ask other actors what things meant such as what a 'two-shot' was or what a 'master' was.
c) Befriending Mark Rolston
By the end of it, Goldstein had already befriended Mark Rolston, who portrayed Drake, Vazquez's huge, blond compatriot, whose face becomes splattered with acid alien blood in a confrontation.