Josh Gad Gets Physical in Broadway Hit “Book of Mormon”

In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Book of Mormon star Josh Gad talked about his inclinations towards physical comedy, whether or not the stage presence he’s exhibited during the Broadway musical’s three-month run can translate to film and seeing familiar faces in the audience.

“I think physical comedy is an amazing asset because it tells a story that’s more universal than just language and dialogue. I grew up watching Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. They’re very powerful figures in my life,” Gad told the newspaper about his unique brand of comedy.

“This is so transcendent of the medium that it’s hard to compare it to anything else,” said Gad when asked about the transition from theater to film. “Yesterday was Jack Nicholson, today was Gene Wilder. I don’t know of another opportunity where those two people come to see a show in a week, where they are one of 40 A-listers. This is a game changer.” The 30-year-old actor also reported that U2 guitarist The Edge attended a recent Book of Mormon performance.

Written by South Park co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon tells the tale of a pair of Mormon missionaries on a trip to Uganda and the difficult time they have converting the natives there to the Western religion.

Via The Wall Street Journal

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/adam-driver-last-jedi.jpg
Adam Driver: “Basically, the only thing I try to do is know my lines”
"I never figure anything out. I do my job. That’s my goal, to be as economical as possible." - Adam Driver
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/cranston-hammer-pattinson.jpg
Bryan Cranston, Robert Pattinson and Armie Hammer on Working with Others
"You know, it’s not imperative that you get along with your co-stars; it’s like your in-laws — it just makes things easier" - Bryan Cranston
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/margot-robbie-I-tonya.jpg
Margot Robbie: “I do timelines and backstories, I work with a dialect coach, a movement coach and an acting coach”
"I need to be with other actors, then my focus is on what they’re doing and all I need to do is react to it. I’m too in my head if I’m on my own." - Margot Robbie
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/lucas-hedges-three-billboards.jpg
Lucas Hedges: “I feel like this responsibility to be a great actor, yet I have so much to learn”
"If I don’t go to work, I feel very lost and scared and confused." - Lucas Hedges on Acting
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/gary-oldman-the-darkest-hour.jpg
Gary Oldman on Playing Winston Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’: “You have a responsibility to the family to the people, to the icon, and to the image”
Oldman talks about how he got into character as the former Prime Minister.