Christina Hendricks on ‘God’s Pocket’ and Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman: Some scenes “still stand out in Technicolor”

christina-hendricks-gods-pocket

Christina Hendricks might have been on a summer break from Mad Men when she shot the film God’s Pocket, but she didn’t take a break from one of her co-stars. John Slattery directed the Sundance-premiered indie film that also starred the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Hendricks reminisced with Vulture about the Oscar-winning actor and what her memories were of him.

She shared, “…my first meeting with him and my first rehearsal really stood out. I was so nervous and I realized so quickly how warm and giving and collaborative he was. And each scene was so special to me. There are some scenes that got edited out but they still stand out in Technicolor. I remember every moment. When you admire someone that much, you really savor every second.”

The film follows Hoffman’s character of a working class man dealing with his stepson’s death. He tries to please his wife while burying the body to make things right even though everything seems to be falling apart.

The quirky script wasn’t the only reason the 39-year-old AMC star signed on to do the project, she had the opportunity to work with Slattery on his directorial debut.

Hendricks explained why it was so special to her, “I love John and we have a great working relationship, and to have someone that you worked with for so long ask you to be in their first film is a huge compliment and a great honor. And also, in the scenario that is filled with experiences and challenges, to look across the room and see a familiar and calming face is fantastic. I think John did an extraordinary job on his first film, and it’s something we’re really, really proud of, and I think the film is really unique. And I hope people will go see it.”

God’s Pocket is currently playing in select theaters.

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/julia-louis-dreyfus-veep.jpg
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “Opportunity for women in television has increased. It’s because the landscape has widened”
"I did not come out of SNL as any kind of name. I didn’t do anything particularly great when I was there. I didn’t. It’s fine. But I learned a tremendous amount."
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Tituss-Burgess-Unbreakable-Kimmy-Schmidt.jpg
Tituss Burgess on How He Landed His ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Role
Burgess reveals how his role on 30 Rock led to 'Kimmy Schmidt' and whether or not he'd consider returning to Broadway.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Christine-Baranski-The-Good-Wife.jpg
Christine Baranski on the End of ‘The Good Wife’ and Going Back to Theatre
The final episode of The Good Wife airs on May 8, and it’s been several weeks since series star Christine Baranski shot the final episode with her co-stars. She spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the end of the series she has spent the last seven years working on and what she plans to do […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/jake-gyllenhaal-demolition.jpg
Jake Gyllenhaal on ‘Demolition’, Working with Chris Cooper and Directors Who Want Nothing to Do With Him
"I think storytelling is the most important part of movie-making over performance." - Jake Gyllenhaal
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/don-cheadle-miles-davis.jpg
Don Cheadle: “Be scared. Be on the edge of your creativity”
"Be willing to fall flat on your face and be in an unknown place. If you're doing that, you're probably growing" - Don Cheadle