Vincent Cassel & Daniel Day Lewis. Their early performances in films like La Haine and In The Name Of The Father are sublime and are the reason for being an actor in my opinion. The visceral power and emotion they project on screen always fascinates me.
What was it like working with Milla Jovovich and Ruby Rose?
Wicked fun. Ruby is great banter and always had a funny anecdote on set. Milla is something very special however. She has such a zest for film making, and throws herself into stunts at all hours without a qualm. She was made to work very hard on this film, and she’s an example of how to be a movie star – she enjoys everything, makes everybody feel special and welcome, and works her butt off to make everything perfect. I both massively adore and respect her.
Was it daunting to jump into a film franchise like Resident Evil that is already established and has a large following of fans?
A little bit, because I was a fan of both the previous films and the computer games, and had loved Paul’s previous films such as Event Horizon. It’s Milla and Paul’s franchise, they built it, and they were so giving that I felt right at home very quickly. I wanted to do something a little different to what I had before in this film, and Paul gave me the freedom and faith, on such a huge production, to really have a go with my ideas and I love him for that.
What’s coming up for you in 2017?
We start back on Season 4 of The Nightshift in early spring, which is incredible for us, I have a second novel Hunter and The Grape, being published in late Autumn, and I am hoping our finance comes together to shoot a book that I adapted called Here Are The Young Men to film in September, it’s a very exciting project.