Kevin Spacey Talks ‘Richard III’, The Old Vic and Doing Shakespeare Drunk

Kevin-SpaceyKevin Spacey sat down with Theater Talk‘s Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins to chat about his current role as Richard III (directed by Sam Mendes and which can be seen at BAM).

In the interview, he talks about how he can’t fathom how Lawrence Olivier, John Gielgud and Christopher Plummer performed Shakespeare drunk. If anyone’s curious, I can’t either.

He also talks about his work as the artistic director at the Old Vic Theatre in London and working with Mendes.

Check it out! 

 Clip: Spacey on Doing Shakespeare Drunk


The full interview

1 Comment

  1. Trudi Goodman via Facebook

    February 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I’ve worked with actors who were drunk and or stoned on stage and on film. It’s dangerous for the other actors that they are working with because their reaction times are off. On stage I’ve gotten badly hurt by two actors in two separate productions who did this kind of behavior. I love performing. There is no better high in the world then getting an audience to enjoy what you are doing. If you have to get high to get on that stage or on that film set, then find another profession because you don’t belong as an actor. It’s just the height of unprofessionalism.

Leave a Reply
‘The Tick’ Star Griffin Newman on Acting in a Superhero Suit
"You very quickly realize there’s a certain iconography and a power to wearing one of these suits." - Griffin Newman
Why Idris Elba Believes His “best performance is yet to come”
"There was a time when I was a job actor and I didn’t know what I wanted to learn from it – I just wanted to get paid." - Idris Elba
Frances McDormand on “Being the Other” Actress
McDormand talks about her unique approach to her career and uses her latest acclaimed role as an example.
J.B. Smoove Tells the Story of His Audition For ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’
"You don't know how the universe is gonna work for us. But all this plays a part in our journey" - JB Smoove
Watch: Denzel Washington Explains Why He Passed on a Role Early in His Career
Washington explains why he turned down a role -- and how it worked out for the best.