Wednesday, November 19, 2014
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Finn Wittrock (who quite brilliantly plays Dandy Mott, a petulant rich kid with a dark side) talked about how he came to be a part of Season 4, what he thinks of his character, why Twisty the clown sparked his interest, working with John Carroll Lynch, whether the viewers might ever feel sympathy for Dandy, putting on the clown mask, and what he’d like to do in Season 5. He also talked about working on Unbroken (which he’s seen and says is epic), directed by Angelina Jolie, and writing his own feature film, called The Submarine Kid.
You also played a role in Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. How was the experience of being directed by her?
WITTROCK: I just saw it, for the first time, all the way through. It’s pretty epic. Everyone was speechless, at the end. At first, before you meet her, you’re like, “I’m gonna meet Angelina Jolie! I’m talking to Angelina Jolie!” And then, within a matter of five minutes, you’re like, “Oh, I’m just talking to my director,” and it’s just back to work. She really is all about the work. She’s so surprisingly down-to-earth. You keep thinking, “Okay, this is day 28 on set. I’m sure she’s going to show her true colors.” But her true colors really are a down-to-earth, gracious, intelligent person, which is amazing. The movie is a war epic, but it’s really about people and really intricate relationships between people. It’s got a real sensitivity to it. I just think she’s so gifted. It was a blast. It was really a hard, intense shoot, not just for me, but for everybody. And so, it was good to have her as our leading lady.
Who do you play in the film?
WITTROCK: I play Mac. If you know the book, he’s the guy who eats chocolate. I’m part of the surviving crew of the aircraft that goes down in the ocean. It’s an intense little part.
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