Bill Nighy reflects on something he still has a lot of trouble doing even in a career that has spanned six decades: watching himself perform on screen.
Bill Nighy on what he learned from the many acclaimed playwrights he has worked with, including the importance of being funny.
“The subject matter didn’t frighten me as much as doing a one-woman show. I spend my whole career trying to forget I am being watched” – Carey Mulligan
“Generally, every morning, I have to start from scratch.” – Bill Nighy on Being an Actor
“I never expected to be as fortunate as I’ve been and I’ve been able to play all kinds of roles.” – Bill Nighy
“Once you’ve done a play you build muscles, you feel better when you keep it fresh every time, it has to have the feeling it’s never been done before” – Carey Mulligan
In Theaters: November 1, 2013 (Limited Engagements), November 8, 2013 (Wide)
Bill Nighy on his ‘Pirates’ Accent: “I wanted something that didn’t repeat anything anyone else had done”
Bill Nighy might be currently seen at the movies in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but in an interview he’s dropped some interesting points about his role as Davy Jones in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Bill Nighy on Lead Roles: “The pressure is greater, because in the end, it’s going to depend on whether people can stand looking at you for that length of time”
“You’re in every scene and you never get 10 minutes off. And I do feel — and I think most people who play a leading role feel — a certain responsibility to the project generally and to all of [the] supporting cast … The pressure is greater, because in the end, it’s going to depend on whether people can stand looking at you for that length of time.”