Friday, February 18, 2011

Interview with... Michael Culkin

I've interviewed some celebrities on this site before, and it's always fun. However the real joy I get is when I interview actors.
Career actors such as Michael Culkin.

Michael has been in the business long enough to know how to do his job well. Very well.
Appearing in such films as The Fifth Element, Dorian Gray (which I recently reviewed), and The Hours.
I hope you enjoy my interview with Michael Culkin.

1. How do you prepare for a role?

I look for the character in me, no matter how small there's always a trace, if it's not in me I don't do it

2. You’ve worked in various genres. Is there a particular favourite?

I'm lucky to have had so much variety in my career, my favourite is always what I am doing, although an exotic warm location with a great hotel is always nice.

3. The Fifth Element was a hectic film, and quite fast-paced. What was it like on set?

Hectic and fast paced! It was totally crazy, I was amazed that the film got made, that was one bizarre and memorable job!

4. Is the science fiction genre something you would like to revisit?

I have been back and forth with Sci Fi and I love it, Space Runners for the Sci Fi Channel, Last Sun, it is one of my favourite go to movie genres, I guess Contact is up there as one of my all time favourite films. If the aliens call I'm ready!

5. How does your preparation change from film roles to TV roles?

It doesn't.

6. What would be a dream role for you?

You know, I'd love to do some comedy! I love to laugh, and I'm a pretty funny guy but you think anybody sees me that way. I'd sell my granny to be in a romp of any kind.

7. What’s coming up next?

Just heard that the TV series Garrows Law has been picked up for a third series! Hurrah! Series 1 is out on DVD series 2 is coming. So we will be filming that most of the summer. I play Judge Buller, I try to make him funny but with all the hanging, flogging and branding there's not much scope for comedy. Buckets of Awards though...

8. Is there a charity or event you would like to bring to my readers’ attention?

Drive a little less and walk a little more, good for you, good for the planet!

Wow! Thank you Michael!
Thank you for your time, your correspondence, and this great interview.

If you would like to comment about this interview, or about Michael in general, please feel free to below.
Until next time!

1 comment:

  1. Is there a DVD available of your interview with Michael Culkin? I'm a big fan of his. Thanks a lot!

    Sheila Matthews