Paula Patton’s romantic weekend getaway turns into a fight for her life in the new movie “Traffik.” And there’s nothing worse than a vacation gone wrong. Deco’s travel agent extraordinaire Chris Van Vliet is here with more.
The traffic Paula Patton is dealing with isn’t the kind I sit in on the way to work every day. I have a very special relationship with I-95. But I digress — we got the green light to talk to Paula on Friday about her new thriller.
Paula Patton (as Brea): “They’re gonna kill us.”
Not unless you fight back, Paula Patton! You must fight back!
And that’s exactly what she and Omar Epps do.
Omar Epps (as John): “Trust me!”
Paula Patton (as Brea): “Oh my God!”
In “Traffik,” the two star as a couple who are terrorized by a biker gang while on a weekend vacay in the mountains.
Since this one is so rudely interrupted, we asked Paula what her perfect getaway would be.
Paula Patton: “Any kind of adventure. Do something new, and maybe something close to water. I love to swim!”
The movie features both romance and action, which allows the actress to have her cake and eat it, too.
Paula Patton: “I wouldn’t want to have to choose one or the other. I love a love story, but I love to get chased — and I love to chase.”
The chasing that’s being done here is all over a phone.
Yeah, just a phone! The bad guys want it back in the worst way.
Good thing Paula isn’t as attached to hers.
Paula Patton: “I lose my phone so much, it makes me think I do it on purpose. I go hours, maybe even a day maybe not knowing where my phone is. Well, not a day, but I don’t like to look at it if I don’t have to.”
Now without spoiling anything: it’s what’s on the phone that’s so important in “Traffik,” and it adds a layer to the film.
That drew Paula to the project in a producing role as well.
Paula Patton: “I really have a desire to make movies that are entertaining; that people want to see on a Friday. But hopefully also impart some kind of knowledge or move people in some way.”
“Traffik” is in theaters now.