Video interview with actress Samantha Mathis of Atlas Shrugged Part 2

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David Kelley interviews Samantha Mathis on the character she plays in the film Atlas Shrugged Part 2, in theaters now. This video interview was published by The Atlas Society.

Actress Samantha Mathis plays Dagny Taggart in the new film, Atlas Shrugged Part 2.

In Atlas Shrugged Part 2, Samantha Mathis plays Dagny Taggart, the heroine who runs a railroad in the face of mounting interference. In this interview, she talks about how she prepared for the role, including Dagny's relationships with her lover, Hank Rearden, and former lover Francisco d'Anconia.

This video interview is one of a number of video interviews with the stars of Atlas Shrugged Part 2, conducted by The Atlas Society.

Click here to watch the video interview with Samantha Mathis.

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 is the second in a film trilogy based on Ayn Rand's epic novel, Atlas Shrugged.

The interview was conducted by David Kelley, founder and chief intellectual officer of The Atlas Society, a non-profit dedicated to developing the philosophy of Objectivism, which was founded by American author Ayn Rand.

The video interviews were filmed by Emmy Award-winning producer Duncan Scott, in L.A., on the set of Atlas Shrugged Part 2.

About David Kelley:

David Kelley earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, and later taught cognitive science and philosophy at Vassar College and Brandeis University. His articles on social issues and public policy have appeared in Harper's, The Sciences, Reason, Harvard Business Review, The Freeman, and elsewhere. His books include Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence; The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand; The Evidence of the Senses; and The Art of Reasoning, one of the most widely used logic textbooks in the country. Kelley is founder and executive director of The Atlas Society.

About The Atlas Society:

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, achievement, individualism, and freedom. Our scholars work to further develop this philosophy born in the mid-twentieth century. We present the empowering principles of Objectivism to a global audience, and offer those principles as a rational and moral alternative in the marketplace of philosophical ideas.

We do this through a variety of programs, which include:

-Original scholarly research which further develops the philosophy.

-Academic training of young intellectuals.

-Publishing and commissioning influential books and monographs.

-Our rich multi-media website

  • Original commentary and op-eds published in mainstream media.
  • Speeches and media appearances.

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