As I’ve said again and again, I absolutely loved John Wick. Filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch have crafted a fantastic action thriller that’s absolutely worth your time and money. When I recently hosted a screening in NYC, there were plenty of laughs, gasps, and tons of applause during the incredible action set pieces. In the film, Keanu Reeves stars as an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. Trust me, if you like action movies, this is a must see film. For more on John Wick, watch this trailer, see Evan shoot people in the face, and here’s all our previous coverage.
Last week in New York City I sat down with Alfie Allen for an extended interview. In the film he’s the reason John Wick comes out of retirement. Allen talked about how he got involved in the project, working with the other actors, his experiences at Comic-Con, Game of Thrones (he plays Theon Greyjoy), and more. Hit the jump to watch and here’s my video interview with Keanu Reeves if you missed it.
- Allen talks about his expectations for the project when he got involved.
- 2:40 – Talks about the John Wick shooting schedule and compares it to Game of Thrones.
- 3:30 – Talks about this experience working with the other actors.
- 5:00 – How Allen prepares for a role.
- 6:30 – Allen didn’t get to participate much in the action, but praises Reeves for his commitment to the action scenes.
- 7:55 – Describes his experience at Comic-Con and says he geeks out over Breaking Bad and The Wire.
- 9:25 – How the Game of Thrones popularity impacts him.
- 11:15 – Says the show gets bigger and better with each year.
- 12:45 – Talks about working with the great Game of Thrones directors.