Jim Sturgess: The Challenges of ‘One Day’

According to a recent Huffington Post interview, One Day actor Jim Sturgess‘ biggest challenge as a performer, who seems to drift in and out of the Hollywood spotlight, could be due to his insanely talented on-screen transformations or maybe its his films that “have been so polarizing, critics are too busy choosing a side to focus their attentions on his acting.”  Either way, there’s always an obstacles and challenges that lay ahead when an actor takes on a role.

For Sturgess there appears to be a few, not that fans will notice.  The thirty year old, who plays the main character Dexter, a “flawed and sort of fake,” individual, Sturgess shared that he “has never quite had an experience he could relate to his character’s.  It was hard.  In the book you really get to spend a lot more time with him and he becomes a bit more excusable — for the film you have to try to find a real fine balance, knowing when to push for more of the arrogant side and knowing when to expose the more vulnerable side.”  Filming One Day, with its large timeline also proved difficult for the 21 actor.  “There was one day that I played the youngest version of Dexter and the oldest version all in the same day,” Sturgess said, likening the experience to making a new short film every day. Out of these “short films.  I actually enjoyed the scenes with the young girl who played Jasmine.  I really enjoyed pretending to have a daughter, and I like working with young people and trying to make it believable for them. You have to work a bit harder when you’re with kids.”

Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway‘s One Day opened on August 19th.

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