The versatile Joel Edgerton has carved out a nice character actor resume, bouncing from genre to genre – crime flick Animal Kingdom to the MMA fighting Warrior to the body horror remake/prequel The Thing. This Wednesday – Edgerton stars in the all-encompassing family/supernatural film The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Edgerton stars as Jim Green, one half of probably the nicest couple in film history, who along with his wife Cindy (Jennifer Garner) literally wishes a child into existence. The newfound parents then have to grapple with the responsibilities and missteps that come with their unforeseen parenthood.
In the following interview, Edgerton discusses approaching the magical/fantastical elements of the story versus playing the reality of the situation, the importance of the family unit and his future projects: Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. For the full interview, hit the jump.
Joel Edgerton Time Index:
- 00:00 – Edgerton on the importance of the “family unit” in the film
- 00:55 – On working with David Morse (who plays his father in the film)
- 01:35 – On approaching the magical elements of the story versus the reality
- 02:42 – On branching out into writing and directing his own films
- 03:30 – On Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty
- 04:10 – On working with Baz Luhrmann on The Great Gatsby