With director James Kent’s The Aftermath opening in theaters this weekend, I recently sat down with Jason Clarke to talk about the drama based on Rhidian Brook‘s novel of the same name. The film, set in 1946 post-war Germany, follows a British couple (Keira Knightley and Clarke) who finally reunite after years apart. Clarke plays a British colonel whose job is to help rebuild the city, but tensions arise when he decides to share the house they’ve been assigned with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter.
During the interview, Jason Clarke talked about depicting a time period rarely shown on screen, how he prepared for the role, being a part of one of the most unique films of the year — director Steven Knight’s Serenity, and more.
Check out what he had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by the The Aftermath trailer.
- How he’s recently been watching The Sopranos.
- How he’s part of one of the most unique films of the year: Serenity.
- The way the film deals with a time period rarely shown on screen.
- How did he prepare for the role and the importance of the costume?