Tag: staying in character

David Oyelowo on Staying in Character During Filmming: “Different roles require different things”

"My ambition is to keep the audience guessing…that is my path to a long career." - David Oyelowo

Idris Elba Talks ‘Mandela’, ‘Luther’, Research and Staying in Character (video)

Idris Elba talks to Gold Derby editor Daniel Montgomery about his incredibly busy year. He’s starred in Pacific Rim, Luther, Thor: The Dark World and the upcoming Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. In the interview, he talks about the research he did to play Nelson Mandela, the prosthetics he wore and tons more.  Interestingly about the prosthetics, he said when he wore the them, he literally became Mandela. Good stuff, especially if you like Elba. Which I do. Check it out below!  

‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Star Jared Leto Stayed in Character for 25 Days Both On and Off Set

The media has been talking all year about Matthew McConaughey‘s weight loss for the upcoming film Dallas Buyers Club, but fans of Jared Leto might not even recognize the actor in the movie. Leto plays a transsexual who is suffering from both a drug addiction and AIDS. The actor lost almost 30 pounds to play the role and weighed only 116 lbs. when he stepped on set. He talked to The New York Times about how his physical appearance affected his acting choices. The 41-year-old actor said, “It’s a great tool. It changes the way you walk and talk and ... Read more

Anthony Hopkins on Staying in Character Throughout a Film’s Production: “If actors want to do that, fine. If they want to be miserable, that’s up to them”

In a candid interview, Anthony Hopkins not only said he thought Oscar campaigning was "nauseating to watch," he also was open about portraying such a famous cinema figure as Alfred Hitchcock in a movie and his thoughts on actors who choose to stay in character throughout a film's production.