On why he took the role: “I was in India and I’d done ‘The Darjeeling Limited,’ and I was kind of on this kind of weird, trippy adventure. And then there was this kind of heightened surrealistic quality in Rian’s material that had an emotional truth but was also kind of a different adventure. And that’s what had attracted me. And what I discovered was something far more complex personally and more challenging than I would’ve actually liked.”
On the roles he’s drawn too: “There should always be an emotional truth no matter what, but I am drawn to a kind of lighter material at the moment, just because it feels good. It just feels good to take that home at night and to work with that and to try to bring some truth to that and yet at the same time maintain the humor. So that’s kind of what I was drawn to.”
On the life of an actor: “There are similarities with the way Bloom was feeling and the life of an actor. Not necessarily a correlation between the con man and an actor. But the fact that you do experience all of these wonderful and creative and exciting experiences, but they’re not your own. At the end of the day, someone’s always calling cut. … So it was very important at that time of my life to kind of take some time for myself — I’d been working a lot — and work on my life and fulfilling those things.”
Thank You for taking the time to read this important message from
Actors Rights Coalition.
We hope you find it informative and will forward it to
other concerned actors.
Fellow members of the Screen Actors Guild.
Today or tomorrow you will be receiving your ballots for the SAG
TV/Theatrical Contract. This contract will have a profound impact
on our lives and our ability to make a living now and in the future.
It will impact our Pension and Health benefits, our residuals and
the protection of our creative work.
Look at the issues closely. Don’t be mislead by the empty rhetoric
of the Guild propaganda machine. Your dues money has paid for a
crisis management PR firm, The Saylor Company, to sell this
disaster of a contract to our membership. If the contract were good,
would there be a need for a crisis management PR firm? Or a *vote
32 pages of restrictions, exclusions and qualifications in New Media
include: NON-union work. NO residuals for pre-’71 movies and pre-’74
television. NO union minimums. Product Integration. Any ONE of
these issues is a reason to vote NO and there is more…much more.
Don’t let a bunch of slick salesmen steal your vote. VOTE NO!
From: Kent McCord
Subject: VOTE NO – Please distribute far and wide.
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 9:24 AM
Forward this to every actor you know.
The core principles adopted by the National Board in a unanimous vote
of 68 to 0 was a vote by members from the New York Division the
Regional Branch Division and the Hollywood Division.
*It is a core principle of Screen Actors Guild
That no non-union work shall be authorized to be done under any
SAG agreement and;
That all work done under a Screen Actors Guild contract, regardless
of budget level, shall receive fair compensation when reused.*
This motion was drafted and presented by New York. It was debated
and adopted by the National Board.
This proposed TV/Theatrical contract violates that *core principle.*
This is an official e-mail from SAG. I pay money for this crap? Damn, I hate SAG sometimes.
Don’t be Tricked into Voting Against the
Some members are trying to take our union down and continue to circulate misinformation about our tentative agreement. Don’t be fooled into voting down a good deal, with real gains for actors.
The opponents would like you to believe they have a “plan” if this agreement is voted down. They’ve never actually said what that plan is, and for the last year, their plan failed miserably. You lost jobs, wages and maybe even your health coverage.
·After a year of negotiations and 11 months of working without a contract, we finally have a good deal.
·After losing wage increases of $85 million over the last year, actors and their families need this deal now.
·We need the pay raises, added residuals, better benefits, and protections for the future offered by this contract.
WE have a plan – to approve this contract, get our raises, rebuild our union, and restore union pride. Just ask yourself if it’s smart to say no to a deal with real, solid financial gains for SAG actors. After a year working without a contract… is that really smart? A YES vote is the smart vote.
So, when you see negative attacks launched by the opponents of this deal, ask them: What’s the alternative? They won’t give an answer, because they don’t have one. Click www.sag.org/sag-tv to see what working SAG actors think on SAG TV: “What’s the Alternative?”
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