Opening this weekend is writer/director Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) drama Out of the Furnace. Shot entirely on location in and around Braddock, Pennsylvania, the film stars Christian Bale as an ex-con steel worker who seeks vengeance when his brother (Casey Affleck) disappears after getting involved with a local crime ring. Out of the Furnace also stars Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe and Forest Whitaker. For more on the film, watch the trailer or read all our previous coverage.
At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed a video interview with Casey Affleck. He talked about how shooting the film on location added a lot to the story, how he prepares for a role, the amount of takes he likes to do, why he doesn’t work more often, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.
- I mention he needs to work more because I’m a big fan of his work. Mentions that he can’t always find a great project to work on and then it’s a debate between taking a job just to have a job or staying home and doing nothing.
- How the movie tells a story about what’s going on right now for a lot of people.
- How does he typically prepare for a role and how many takes he likes to do?