The actress told Parade that she wanted to make sure that the director was good to work with.
Peet said: "I emailed Jake Gyllenhaal, who was in Day After Tomorrow, before I signed on.
"I said, 'Is Roland Emmerich great or is he a nightmare? Tell me the truth because life is short and I need to know what's up'. And Jake replied, 'He is the most divine, great person to work for ever and you should run and do it'."
Of the movie's end-of-the-world theme, she added: "I couldn't be more skeptical. I think there's a lot to be concerned about, but that's the least of my worries. I don't believe in that stuff. I'm scared of other things, like global warming and wars."
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