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.

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