In: 16.49.13 Out: 16.49.39
Sound Bite: Colin Farrell – finding a role that resonates with him
That’s the idea, that’s both the idea and the ideal is that you will find something that you can connect on some level and that can move you in some way shape or form, whether it makes you laugh or touches you or sparks some curiousity that wasn’t there before. I mean what this film did was just uh just uh put to the forefront of my mind a bunch of curiosity and questions particularly pertaining to my character, Jimmy Egan.
In: 16.49.46 Out: 16.50.36
Sound Bite: Colin Farrell – was his character hard to play
He’s fairly sick as a character you know there’s a lot of, he’s got his demons, he really does um and I don’t know where he ever where there’s ever kind of a resting place that he finds himself in. He’s lying with his family, he’s lying with his boys, probably, and you know there’s never, he’s never living in a moment where he can stop looking over his shoulder and let his shoulders down but uh there’s an incredible contrast of somebody’s who’s a great family man, a wonderful father, and a wonderful husband and will treat his family with great care and gentility on one hand and as soon as he crosses the bridge into Manhattan and begins his shift, a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde thing takes over and he’s brutal, brutal but it’s all born of his necessity as far as he’s concerned to get home to his family every night.
In: 16.50.48 Out: 16.51.03
Sound Bite: Colin Farrell – explaining the authenticity of the film
Well Gavin O’Conner, um, I couldn’t tell you actually where, what part of New York Gavin was actually brought up in, but Gavin was the, is the son and Gavin’s brother Greg who produced the film, they’re both the sons of a 30 and 40 year old veteran of the NYPD.
In: 16.51.07 Out: 16.51.55
Sound Bite: Colin Farrell
Right, I mean again, we hung out with cops, you know and you just you know by somebody else you kind of accept some of the energy you try to you know you pilfer them and you listen to their experiences. They were very generous, the cops, that spent many time with us actors, they were incredibly generous with their experiences and their stories and the affect that the job has and the affect that it might have on their personal lives and also the mundanity of it at times, you know that it’s not always exciting, and sometimes when it is exciting it ends in horror, you know you’re around these guys and you see where they eat and you kind of adopt some energy from the texture of the environment, it was all shot in Manhattan you know we spent some time up in Washington Heights in Northern Manhattan, so there were a lot of tools that were put to our disposal as actors you know.
Description: HRN-2756 Pride and Glory Colin Farrell
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