James is taking more and more shape. Just to keep you up to date, there were a couple of pictures on IG yesterday in a post by Jay_Carpet. Extracting just the stills of Richard, I am embedding a tweet here by fellow fan Rita.
And just in case:
Damn. I sometimes feel so predictable. I don’t know about you, but seeing the OOA hugging/carrying a child – and a daughter, especially – makes me go all mushy inside. There is something instinctively attractive about a father’s love for a child.
Anyway, I haven’t watched the Q&A video from TIFF for fear of getting too many spoilers. If you have less scruples than me, HERE is the link to the video on YT. However, I did catch up with an interview yesterday. Unfortunately not available for embedding, but you can access it HERE. Anyway, this is the best bit from the video:
Yep, Guylty is getting in on the gif game. Moving images are usually not my thing. But with RA – I mean, even *I* can not resist. 😍
Ok, tearing myself away from the tantalising view of that profile, I found Richard’s contribution to the interview interesting.
Doh. I always do. I am a fan. But bear with me. First of all what he said about the set. “It’s not a comedy, so there weren’t a lot of laughs on set. In fact there was a lot of tears and, kind of, anxiety. Yet we still managed to have a lot of fun.” It always amazes me how actors – and Richard in particular – can switch off their RL and immerse themselves into these two illusory worlds – of set and film. And especially so at a time when his RL must have been harrowing enough… Also: Richard reiterates that despite having a pivotal role in the film and working closely with the director, he does not necessarily know what *exactly* the final version of what he is being a part of, will look like. Is that good, is that bad, is it inconsequential? It probably takes a lot of trust in the director and producer, as well as imagination and confidence in one’s own abilities to add your own best to what is essentially a work-in-progress. No wonder that the cast and crew always tend to be a dedicated and tight-knit community.
Lastly, what Julie says about Richard: “He was completely fine with going into the dark side of the character. (Interestingly, actors have no problem playing a serial killer but playing an actual, subtle, abusive man – a little more scared of playing that, somehow.)” Mirrors what he has said about himself, but goes a bit deeper because this character sounds as if he is less dramatically different from a “normal” man than a serial killer a la Francis Dolarhyde. I suppose it is testament to his craft – and to his absolute willingness to completely immerse himself in a character, no matter what.
So, well, what can I say except that it sounds intriguing? The only non-festival release date I have seen so far, is Germany on 14 November. Do I have to schedule a trip to the homeland??? 😁