The versatile journeyman actor A Martinez (the ‘A’ stands for Adolfo) has appeared in a vast array of different genres: westerns, soaps, network dramas, comedies, historical epics… Now Martinez can add homicidal killer doll films to his resume. Martinez co-stars opposite the murderous ‘Good Guy’ doll in the semi-reboot of the Child’s Play franchise: Curse of Chucky. As Father Frank, Martinez knows more than he should about Chucky – which brings the poor priest into an unfortunate conflict with the doll. Let’s just say things don’t go so swimmingly for the man of the cloth.
Late last year, I had the opportunity to interview the worldly actor on the set of the newest Chucky film. Martinez discussed how he and director Don Mancini shaped the character of Father Frank, how much background preparation went into becoming a priest and the motivational process behind particular scenes. In addition, Martinez reminisced about one of his first acting jobs – working opposite John Wayne and Bruce Dern on The Cowboys. For the full interview, hit the jump. Of note: there are spoilers in the following interview – especially in regard to the fate of Martinez’s character. Curse of Chucky hits DVD & Blu-ray October 8th.
- How was being decapitated?
- What is the motivational process for dying?
- How much background preparation went into becoming a priest?
- How did Martinez’s take on Father Frank change after conferring with Don Mancini?
- How would Martinez describe Father Frank?
- What is the balance between Martinez’s own take of a character versus the director’s take?
- How is the process of working on soaps different from film?
- What was it like working with John Wayne and Bruce Dern on The Cowboys?