How much does Richard Armitage like to rehearse?
Interesting interview with Julie Delpy on the occasion of the release of the “Before” trilogy as part of the Criterion Collection. She regrets not being able to rehearse more (out of a combination of factors) on some of her projects. Somehow, I am guessing this won’t be a problem with Richard Armitage.
MM: What would you like to borrow from Linklater as a filmmaker?
JD: I would have loved to have the luxury that Richard had with the Before films: long rehearsal with two actors. I end up never being able to completely do it. In [2007 film] 2 Days in Paris I was able to do it a little, because I was L.A. with [co-star] Adam Goldberg, but it’s always hard to get time from actors. On my films I try to do on set what we were doing in prep on the Before movies. Or sometimes I do a little rehearsal on the weekend. I wish I had the luxury of actors agreeing to rehearse. I think for my next film I’ll be able to do that, because I think actors will realize that the intensity of the film is such that if they don’t rehearse, it’s going to be hard to do it.
Somehow I never get the kind of production that allows me to rehearse. I’m a woman, so I’ve had to do films for half the budget and half the time. I do my best with half of what a male director would get.