Over his fifteen year career in the movie business, Liev Schreiber has played many parts. But in Ang Lee’s new movie “Taking Woodstock”, he definitely plays a role he’s never done before. That’s because Ang asked him to play a cross-dressing ex-Marine named Vilma, and he’s great in the role. If you aren’t familiar with Ang Lee’s “Taking Woodstock”, the film is based on the memoirs of Elliot Tiber (played by Demetri Martin) and it’s about his role in making 1969’s Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Anyway, after the jump you can watch my video interview with Liev where we talk about how he prepared for the role and what he has coming up. Take a look:
Finally, here’s some movie clips from “Taking Woodstock”, along with the synopsis. The film is opening everywhere tomorrow.
- How did Ang ask him to prepare
- He talks about the research he did and how that led him to try something new with his character
- How did he work with Demetri to prepare for the role
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