A few days ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an exclusive video interview with Jeremy Irvine for his new cat-and-mouse thriller The Reach. Directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti (Carré Blanc), the film features Michael Douglas as a wealthy businessman determined to kill big game in the Mojave Desert. To help accomplish his goal, he hires a local guide (played by Irvine), but after a tragic accident they quickly become adversaries, and the rest of the film is about which person will survive.
During the interview Jeremy Irvine talked about working with Douglas, the physically challenging shoot, the story, watching it for the first time with an audience, and more. In addition, he also talked about shooting Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall (about the gay rights movement), his process as an actor, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, Fallen, Mary Shelley’s Monster with Sophie Turner, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.
And if you missed my exclusive video interview with Michael Douglas for The Reach, click here to watch.
- Irvine talks about working with Michael Douglas.
- 0:50 – Says it was a physically challenging shoot. He spent most of it in his underwear.
- 1:40 – Describes the story for people who haven’t seen it.
- 2:20 – The first script Irvine read was very dark. He saw more humor in the final product.
- 3:30 – Talks about his good fortune to work with great people early in his career.
- 5:05 – He just finished shooting a project with Roland Emmerich, Stonewall, about the gay rights movement.
- 8:00 – Says The Woman in Black sequel that terrifies him. Also mentions the young adult adaptation Fallen.
- 10:00 – Talks about his process as an actor.
- 12:20 – Finding good scripts is difficult with the pile of scripts he reads. Praises Mary Shelley’s Monster which he is attached to opposite Sophie Turner.