With director Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World now playing in theaters, I recently landed an exclusive interview with Charlie Plummer. He talked about what it was like working with Ridley Scott, how the director does very few takes and moves very fast, what surprised him while researching his role, how fast they pulled off the reshoots, and his next film, Lean on Pete.
If you’re not familiar with All the Money in the World, the film “follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.”
Check out what Charlie Plummer had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.
- How it’s crazy that a month ago Christopher Plummer hadn’t filmed even one scene and he’s all over the movie.
What was it like working with Ridley Scott?
- How Ridley Scott works very fast and does very few takes.
- What surprised him to learn when researching the role?
- Did he have any deleted scenes?
- Talks about his next film, Lean on Pete.