Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Talks THE THING and Walter Hill’s BULLET TO THE HEAD

     October 10, 2011

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is an intimidating presence. Over 6ft, with massive arms and a Cheshire cat smile, Agbaje’s physical attributes have aided him in crafting some of the most threatening forces on the small screen – most notably in Lost and Oz. But recently Agbaje has begun to subvert this image playing against his natural appearance, last year as the cowering Evangelist seeking forgiveness in the under-seen/underappreciated Faster and now in The Thing prequel/remake as the jovial, soft-spoken Jameson. Agbaje doesn’t nearly have enough to do in the upcoming film, but he makes the most of his limited screen-time crafting an easy going camaraderie with Joel Edgerton’s Braxton and establishing an instantly likable persona. You can’t help but root for Jameson to beat this alien and make it the hell out of Antarctica – I mean, if that really even is Jameson to begin with.

In the following interview with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, he discusses playing against type in The Thing, developing an American accent for the film and working with both practical and CGI effects. Agbaje also previews the forthcoming Walter Hill directed/Sylvester Stallone starring Bullet to the Head and describes his role in the film. The Thing opens Friday, October 14th. For the interview, hit the jump.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

  • He’s British playing an American.  What’s the secret to playing an American
  • He’s known for playing tough guys characters but in The Thing he plays a more comical character.  Is he trying to change his image.
  • What’s his process for creating an accent
  • What was it like to work with both practical and CGI effects
  • What was it like to work for Walter Hill and who does he play in Bullet to the Head

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