Pin It

Matthew Fox on Playing the Heavy in ‘Alex Cross': “It takes me a little while for the emotional stuff to bleed out”

Matthew Fox was busy filing two movies simultaneously early this year—World War Z and Alex Cross. Despite the horrible scheduling conflicts, he said in order to work on projects that excited him, it was definitely worth it.

“When you find things you want to be a part of, you want to be a part of them,” Fox told Movieline.  “You get to the point, for me anyway, where once you click over to a certain project you’re like, I have to do this, and I felt that way about both World War Z and Alex Cross.  I was bummed that there was so much overlap just because of how crazy it was going to be to travel.  But it didn’t end up being too bad, it was doable.”

Fox chose Alex Cross because of the opportunity to play a villain, an assassin named Picasso—a long cry from his days as the ultimate hero, Jack, on Lost.  When asked if Fox took some of Picasso home with him after shooting, he said, “I’m not a tremendously easy person to live with.  I think I’m very aware of that, though, so I do my very best.  I’m just one of those people, that—and I’ve worked with people in both camps, people who can emotionally just shine in front of a camera and the minute they say ‘Cut’ they’re like, ‘Let’s grab a Coke!’  And then there are people that I’ve worked with who, to bring that emotional intensity to the screen it bleeds over for a while.”

“I’m definitely of the latter camp, but I’m also very aware of that.  And so is [wife] Margherita.  So it’s just one of those things; it takes me a little while for the emotional stuff to bleed out, and then I’m good.  If you’re conscious of it and are aware of it, I think that’s fine.”

Alex Cross is playing in theaters now, and World War Z opens in June 2013.

Leave a Reply

Latest Videos

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/watch-david-mamet-in-the-1976-sh.jpg
Watch: David Mamet in the 1976 Short Documentary ‘The Playwright Directs’
Though David Mamet is best known for his distinctive writing style in his scripts for the stage and screen, he has also directed theater and film. The 1976 short documentary titled The Playwright Directs depicts Mamet directing actors through several scenes at an almost frantic pace, dispensing pearls of wisdom throughout, like his thoughts on […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/watch-marvels-agents-of-s-h-i-e.jpg
Watch: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Bloopers
Forgetting lines? Corpsing? Delivering lines in Spanish? Unruly props? All in a day’s work on the set of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, apparently. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, and the rest of the cast find plenty of humor while playing super-serious secret agents in the Marvel Universe. While you’re waiting for season 2 of the series […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/audtion-tapes-robin-wright-and-h.jpg
Audition Tapes: Robin Wright and Haley Joel Osment Audition with Tom Hanks for ‘Forrest Gump’
Check out Robin Wright auditioning for the role of Jenny from Forest Gump opposite Tom Hanks. Interestingly enough, Hanks doesn’t quite have Gump’s southern drawl down just yet while the other actors audition with him. In fact, Hanks would base Gump’s voice on the voice of Michael Conner Humphreys, who played the young Forrest and […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/bryan-cranston-emmy-award-speech.jpg
Watch: Bryan Cranston’s Emmy Award Speech: “I love to act. It is a passion of mine and I will do it until my last breath.”
The Emmy Awards weren’t the most exciting awards show this year but with Bryan Cranston winning for Outstanding Actor in a Drama for Breaking Bad, we at least got to hear one heck of a fantastic acceptance speech. “I was a kid who always looked for the shortcut,” he said. “I did happen to stumble […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/audition-tapes-gerard-butler-aud.jpg
Audition Tapes: Gerard Butler Auditions for ‘Dracula 2000′
Check out Gerard Butler auditioning for the role of Dracula in the movie, Dracula 2000. The film, about a group of thieves who break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead find Dracula himself, also starred Christopher Plummer, Jonny Lee Miller and Nathan Fillion. Bulter has some sweet rock star hair, huh?