I’ve been really lucky with some of the actors that I’ve admired – like Gene Hackman, Robert Duval and [Robert] De Niro – that I’ve worked with, and one of the people that I’ve always wanted to work with was Al [Pacino]. He was in over his head, in terms of the story, and when things start happening to him, he didn’t overdo it, even with the scenes with Katie [Holmes], where she’s getting upset. There have been many, many wars, whether it’s with guns, arrows or spears, where things happen.To work with him was great, and to get to know him a little bit was even better. If there’s so much of it that people are desensitized, maybe that’s a bad thing. That’s just what they do and what they use, unless I’m playing one in England. I played a heart surgeon, and obviously I didn’t know how to do that, so I watched open-heart surgeries and saw what they did and got a sense of it. What do you think it is about you, that you’ve come to specialize in these charming psychopaths? It was the first thing I did, and I was the nicest character in the world.
If they had pushed the romance aspect, I think it would have taken away from the true point of the movie.postcrdprincess wrote: "I too loved this movie.\n\n I think the way they hinted at the romance is probably what made the movie.It’s just so different than how people live their lives.Since you work very consistently, what attracts you to a project these days?I thought it was a very nice film and I have it on DVD. Highlight('comment_body_usertext')" class="small Text" href="#comment_form" I think they were afraid to make the romance more apparent. I think they had good chemistry on it, but the director was being wimpy about that coming through, which makes you wonder what the point of it was.... Not that she's perfect, but she makes me feel sunny inside for some reason.
Although I agree that Whoopi is better at comedy, I think she's a very good dramatic actress. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) wrote: "I think they were afraid to make the romance more apparent. I think they had good chemistry on it, but the director was being wimpy about that coming through, which..."\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect. "\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect. Highlight('comment_body_usertext')" class="small Text" href="#comment_form" I don't mind a subtle romance.I do watch a lot of Whoopi's films but like I said, I enjoy her in certain things.I do recommend this to someone who wants to watch a nice, family wholesome film. Stacy-Deanne wrote: "This came out when I was in high school. I don\'t buy her in dramas too mu..."\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect.Do you ever wonder what it is that directors see in you? And then, the first movie I did was called , I didn’t hit Kevin [Costner] in the head with the bat.But, the bad movies tend to stand out in people’s minds.If you can’t relate to the characters that you play, do you try to find ways to understand them and their actions, so that you can play them without judging them? There was another movie that I did, called , and I had to say something and use an unpleasant term for the person, and I had such a fight with the director, trying to get out of saying it.