Now playing in limited release is director Tomas Alfredson’s (Let the Right One In) great new movie, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Based off the 1974 British novel by John le Carre, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the first novel of the “Karla Trilogy” and the first installment that may spawn a franchise. The spy thriller features Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, and Benedict Cumberbatch, just to name a few, and is set during the Cold War era and follows former spy George Smiley (Oldman) through his investigation of a possible double agent within MI-6. It’s a hell of a movie and one you should definitely see.
Anyway, over the past few weeks I’ve been posting the video interviews I did at the New York City press junket and tonight I’ve got the last one with Colin Firth. During our short interview we talked about how he got involved in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, his favorite karaoke song, how many takes does he like to do, the Oldboy rumors (he officially dropped out), and what was it like making Gambit (which was written by the Joel and Ethan Coen). Hit the jump to watch.
- What’s his karaoke song
- Pranks on set
- How did he get involved in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
- Does he prefer the Clint Eastwood method of doing 2 takes or the David Fincher way of doing dozens
- The Oldboy rumors (again this interview was done a few weeks ago)
- What was it like doing Gambit which was written by the Coen’s