With director Ang Lee’s Gemini Man now playing in theaters, I recently sat down with Clive Owen for an extended interview. He talked about how he got involved in the project, the challenges of filming in 3D and HFR, what it was like working with Will Smith and Lee, how working on Broadway and the West End is different, and if it ever gets old talking about Children of Men.
If you haven’t seen the trailers, the sci-fi thriller sees Will Smith as a retired assassin being hunted by a 23-year-old clone of himself. Smith plays both parts through the magic of modern technology and the film doesn’t shy away from the actor going head-to-head with his own doppelganger. Gemini Man is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison and also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Benedict Wong, and Douglas Hodge.
Check out what Clive Own had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.
- Does it ever get old when people bring up Children of Men?
- When did he first hear about Gemini Man?
- The high frame rate.
- What was it like on set filming in 3D and high frame rate?
- What was it like working opposite Will Smith?
- Was he ever nervous that they might not be able to do what was on the page?
- What is Ang Lee like on set and how does he compare to other filmmakers?
- How is working on Broadway and the West End different and similar?