Lots of it. There was so much to do in the movie, but I really enjoyed doing the stuff with Julia. I really miss seeing her face every day. I think shes a really special actress, a very exciting actress to work with. Shes very committed to her work. I think shes in it for the right reasons. She laughs at herself and laughs at the situation that youre in as an actor in a movie. Its good to have that and shes straight down-to-earth. In this industry, its very important to laugh at yourself and not take yourself too seriously. I think its a healthy way of approaching it.
Whats next for you?
I just finished a movie called Colour Me Kubrick, which is based around a true story set in London in 1994. And its about a man called Alan Conway who used to go around pretending to be Stanley Kubrick, the film director. He was like a conman. He lived on a diet of pills and alcohol and his accounts were all flat. He was always manipulating the system. Hed go up to one person or another hed meet people in bars, etc. and hed say, You know, I think youre wonderful. Id like for you to be in my movie. Ill pay you millions of pounds. And people would fall for this and hed take privileges off of them, and spend their money. He conned one person after the next after the next. And John Malkovich plays this character. I play one of the victims. So I got to do all of my scenes were with John Malkovich.
That must have been pretty incredible.
It was, it was a pretty incredible experience. You know, hes been one of my favorite actors for a long time, let alone getting a chance to work with him. And you always wonder what theyre going to be like when you meet them and he didnt disappoint at all. Hes a very humble man actually. So yeah, it was an exciting time.
Its a drama but it is also very funny. Its very well written. I think itll be quite an interesting movie.
Is there anything out there the movie compares to?
Its always hard to tell. You read the script and youre part of it but its always hard to tell whats going to be the finished [product]. Sometimes you really dont realize that until you see the final film. But I suppose you could compare it to Catch Me If You Can. And it is a true story. But I think its a kind of comedy as well.
Who is the director?
A guy called Brian Cook who is actually this is his debut directing film but he was the 1st Assistant Director on all the Kubrick films or most of them. Like the famous ones that we know, The Shining, Clockwork Orange, so he had a real insight into how the real Kubrick used to operate.
Did you pick his brain?
You know what? I really wanted to. I wanted to sit him down and quiz him but youre there to work and everyone is really busy getting the job done theyre there to do, and being involved in making the film. I missed the wrap party because Im out here so I guess now Ill never find out. Ill have to write him a long letter.
That must be interesting to be inside that guys head.
I bet he wouldnt say anything, though. I bet hed be very secretive about the Kubrick stuff out of respect to Kubrick.