Exclusive: Guy Pearce Talks DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, LOCKOUT, WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD, PROMETHEUS and More

     August 1, 2011

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At this year’s Comic-Con, I got to speak with an actor whose work I really love: Guy Pearce.  No matter the role, Pearce always delivers a great performance, and I really think he’s one of the best actors working in Hollywood.  Anyway, Pearce was at Comic-Con to help promote director Troy Nixey’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.  In the film, Pearce plays the father that doesn’t believe the creatures are real.  For more on the movie, here’s our recap of the panel, the trailer, and my interview with Guillermo Del Toro and Katie Holmes from the L.A. Film Festival.

In addition to Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Pearce talked about what it’s like to work for Ridley Scott (he’s in Prometheus), Lockout, John Hillcoat’s Wettest Country in the World, Drake Doremus and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Guy Pearce Time Index

  • :18 Talks about this being his first Comic-Con experience.
  • 1:41 What drew him to Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark? He says meeting with director Troy Nixey was a big influence; as well as knowing Guillermo del Toro was producing it, in addition to the story.
  • 4:23 Talks about his approach to preparation before each acting job. He says Factory Girl was the film he had the most preparation time on.
  • 6:38 Talks briefly about working on Prometheus.
  • 7:19 He speaks about Lockout, says it hasn’t been released yet and he’s not sure when it will be distributed. He doubts it will be able to come out this year, but he’s not certain.
  • 8:00 Talks about working on Wettest County. Talks about the performances and the story.
  • 10:08 Future projects. Says he’s about to work with Drake Doremus on his next untitled film.

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