He was the best one, lock, stock and barrel. So, you know, I’m going to assume we’re going to see Talos do his thing. How this version is a big movie filled with extras and fun costumes.
I still am. And then there’s been many kind of hostile or bemused receptions that I’ve received over my life. For the next six months he’s hoping to “just hang out and do fuck all.
It’s interesting to hear Mendelsohn on the niceties of doing nasty things on camera.
I’ve wanted to work with her for decades.”, Mendelsohn had also clocked Scanlen’s talent as she moved from television soap opera Home and Away to big-screen turns in Sharp Objects and Little Women. His latest is perhaps his most normal, as suburban divorcé Anders Hill in Nicole Holofcener’s The Land of Steady Habits, which was released on Netflix over the weekend. He mines the supporting roles, the villains, the half-seen and ne’er-do-wells, and seemed to strike upon this rich seam early: after a youthful stint on Australian television, most notably in The Henderson Kids alongside Kylie Minogue, he gained attention in another coming-of-age movie, 1987’s The Year My Voice Broke, for which his supporting role as a kind of Moses character – a school rugby player and petty thief sent to juvenile detention, won him an Australian Film Institute award.
I had no doubt that we had a decent chance to make something work, but it fucking knocked it out of the park as far as what my expectations were.
I’ve felt, more fundamentally, like, “What do you do?” more than, “I’m gonna strike forth in this direction,” and all that. “I can remember the excitement, but the details of what and where… those are in the mists and the sands of time.” There is a smile to his voice. Mendelsohn: I mean, if they step off then that’s good, then it’s done. Specific to this project, what was your impression of that character when you first read the script?I remember the scenes. Lockdown has also given Mendelsohn time to think – and plan his future career. Question: You had the opportunity to work with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck previously on Mississippi Grind. You have senses of different experiences or different kind of characters or whatnot in your life, and some of them hang around for a long time, but I think it’s when you’re coming up and you’re sort of getting into it. I have one last question—I’ve read previously that you’re a videogamer, I was wondering what you’ve been playing or enjoying lately.Lately I’ve been all about the tablet, and pretty dated things.
Question: Do you foresee an end to the Kree/Skrull war, because it has been going on for such a long time.
I think, maybe, for people that have a more grounded and solid sense of themselves, they might feel that way, but that’s not been where I’ve come from. I think I’d better go while it’s good, before I starting hitting duds out here.
Question: What can you say about how your character crosses paths with Carol? “Umm,” he says slowly.
I love what she did with the film, I love that she’s got this active, brilliant mind with this emotional, sensitive imagination – her gifts have really been in her inventiveness and her imagination. And I saw exactly why, because I wasn’t right for the part that she had been testing me for, but in any case, yeah, that was my introduction. Let's get back to my interview with actor Ben Mendelsohn. That, I have found more and more. Check out what he had to say in the player above and look for more interviews all week. When I arrive for our interview a few days before the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Mendelsohn has just gotten a cup of coffee. I know, I’m way behind.No, no, fuck that.
What TV show would he like to guest star on? I think I got one of them when the PS2 was around. But really, for what it does here. I’m only a third of the way through now because my PlayStation got misplaced and I had to buy a new one.
Along the way he has not been averse to a blockbuster – he played a billionaire socialite in The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, the mutant Talos the Untamed in last year’s Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Orson Krennic in the Star Wars franchise Rogue One. Before visiting a Marvel set, the SHIELD-style Marvel security make you sign an NDA and take a photo on an iPad. We used to have this fantastic games review show out of Australia called Good Game, which got fucking axed by the ABC, which is our equivalent of the BBC, a few years ago, apropos, it seems, of nothing, so I don’t know a good games review show since then, certainly not one that’s a podcast or that I know how to get access to. Sign up for the VICE Canada Newsletter to get the best of VICE Canada delivered to your inbox.
Mendelsohn laughs, sounding hot and far away and rather pleased that the conversation should’ve landed here, on a subject other than himself. Mendelsohn: Look, I was very upset with that.
I was born in Australia, but I went to Germany and England, and when I came back to Australia, I was very surprised by being viewed as this little German outsider kid and stuff like that, so a lot of my formative experiences have to do with that feeling of being an outsider.
“My job is to just make sure that we’re not leaving any juice in the orange, and that the audience gets what we’re doing.
“It is,” he says, “something delightfully special.”.
Mendelsohn plays the Skrull battle commander Talos in the film, but aside from our knowledge of the Skrulls from the comics, we really don’t know the villainous motivations a the center of this film or why Earth finds itself in the middle of the Skrull/Kree war. I always thought that there was more to Joel and Ellie’s story but I was worried that a sequel might dampen the impact of the first game. All names, trademarks and images are copyright their respective owners. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? What we’re trying to do is very different, and it feels good out there. But they don’t seem to want to step off. I mean, that’s such a great video game. An adaptation of London-based, Australian writer Rita Kalnejais’s 2012 play, Babyteeth is the coming-of-age story of a young woman who may never get any older. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. But I want to add, for the record, that I do think that the best video game, in terms of modern games, is The Last of Us. Mendelsohn: Without wanting to get to meta with the whole sort of marvel publicity thing, they do have a really good app, so you can hop on to any of them. Has your idea of a merit-based system changed?Yeah, it has changed. “Ah, I’m having the best time of my life,” he says. He is divorced, has two daughters, a penchant for video games, and, unfeasibly, Melvyn Bragg’s Radio 4 series, He falls quiet for a moment. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. What’s the most he’s spent on sneakers or shoes.
His tone is engaged but easy, as if today we might simply have happened to find ourselves sitting on adjacent bar stools; companionable for the brief time we have together. “It’s scenes where you’ve either got to hurt or physically love another person – they’re the hardest to do.”.
But, you know, we’re Skrulls. Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton as Robin Hood, Jamie Foxx as Little John, Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlett, Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, and Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham. Davis has an Olivier win and a Tony nomination for her stage work, but will also be known to film and TV aficionados for starring roles in The Babadook and The Slap. What’s his favorite sci-fi or fantasy film? In the second half of the interview, Mendelsohn played “Ice Breakers,” a fun game that includes topics like which TV show you would want to guest star on, your favorite sci-fi/fantasy movie, the film that scared you as a kid, what you collect, the movie/TV show props you own, your phone’s background photo, and more.
You know, only a woman could’ve made a film like this.”. Most of the rest of the Marvel comic universe are punks basically.
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