Matthew Goode (Watchmen, Match Point) strolled into the press day for Park Chan-wook’s latest, Stoker (review), wearing a belt so we were all immediately nervous. After all, Goode’s character, Uncle Charlie, prefers, at times, to use his belt for something other than just holding up his britches.
Jokes aside, Matthew was almost as charming as his sociopathic character in the film as we spoke, a similarity that added a little menace to the proceedings.
Dread Central: How do you feel being chosen for this type of role, a sexy killer?
DC: What does this director’s style bring? Visually, when you see the film it doesn’t look like a Hollywood film at all. What was his approach?
DC:What was it like shooting the duet scene at the piano? Was that particularly challenging? Do you play the piano?
DC:People will just think it was CGI.
DC: How do you think Charlie saw his relationship with India? Is she a daughter? Lover? Protégé? Also, this movie brings up so much about evil being inherent. Can you expand on that?
DC: Right, where the antagonist takes on the role of mentor. Like, in The Hitcher…at the end of that movie, C. Thomas Howell is a man. He just had to be put through hell to get there. At the end of Stoker, India is definitely a woman. Do you think she’s better off having met Charlie? Did he help her find her true self or was it probably better to never have you come to visit at all?
DC: How involved was Tony Scott in this production and did this lead into The Vatican with Ridley Scott?
DC: The timing couldn’t be more perfect.
DC: Well, the actual Pope isn’t busy anymore.
DC: Was it difficult speaking through a translator with Director Park on set?
DC: Going back to your character being a complete sociopath, what was it like doing some of the murder scenes in the film?
DC: Was a dummy ever used instead of the actor? So you could really go for it?
DC: How many of Charlie’s letters were actually written? Did you read most of them?
DC: Yes, I remember meeting her [Thérèse DePrez] in Nashville.
Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Dermot Mulroney, Phyllis Somerville, and Alden Ehrenreich star in the film directed by Park Chan-wook. Look for Stoker in theatres on March 1st, 2013.
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