The Sirens From ‘Tron: Legacy’: Yaya Dacosta And Elizabeth Mathis
Coming out this week is ‘Tron: Legacy,’ the heavily anticipated sequel to the 1982 film, ‘Tron.’
Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Kevin Flynn and Clu, while Bruce Boxleitner reprises his roles as Alan Bradley and Tron. Garrett Hedlund portrays Flynn’s adult son, Sam. The other cast members include Olivia Wilde and Michael Sheen.
Playing the Sirens in the films are former runner-up of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Yaya Dacosta And Elite model/ actress Elizabeth Mathis, along with Beau Garrett and Serinda Swan.
Sam Flynn (played by Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (played by Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade-a signal that could only come from his father-he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (played by Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe-a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
While Dacosta started acting in 2005 and has a few films to her credit, such as ‘Take The Lead,’ and this year’s ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ she also has appeared in the soap opera ‘All My Children,’ and has done some theater work.
Mathis has appeared in ‘Enchanted,’ the fantasy girl in Chris Rock’s ‘I think I Love My Wife,’ and as one of Denzel Washington’s daughter in this year’s ‘Unstoppable.’
Blackfilm.com caught up with Yaya earlier this year as she spoke about her role in the film.
You’re also in one of the most anticipated films of the year, ‘Tron: Legacy.’ How exciting is that for you?
Yaya Dacosta: That’s so exciting. I know so many people, especially who are guy friends, who were such huge fans of ‘Tron’ one and so now ‘Tron’ two is just really going to be quite big. I’m excited about the whole thing. It’s interesting seeing the 3-D craze take on a new life. My thing is that there are a group of Sirens who kind of prepare the main character for his journey. So it’ll be interesting for sure, identifying me beneath the costume and the makeup.
‘Tron: Legacy’ will open in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on December 17.