realized that no matter what I thought
in the past about how I constructed a character,
I needed to know that the outside shell
looked OK. If you're going to be a pirate,
wear an eye patch. The more you inform
yourself and fuel the internal engine that
drives the character, then you get to the
point where you can be standing on a hillside
saying no dialogue but completely communicating
to every person that's watching that film
all of those peaks of desperation, joy,
and acceptance without saying a single word.
else is the question
standards. Russian legislation allowed many
things that in the West were already considered
inappropriate. For example, our standards
on insider information
were completely different,
our standards of false advertising
were completely different, our standards
were completely different. I worked within
the standards that existed in Russia.
the darker stuff has greater
potential for drama,
it's always interesting
to investigate things that you might come
across in your own life.
There's a lot of comedy
in Intermission but it's got this depth.
It's not comedy for comedy's sake - it's
by something else. I like stuff like that.