Aaron Eckhardt No Reservations Interview

h3AARONSHOWSOFFHISSOFTERGENTLERSIDEh3pEXCLUSIVEAaronEckhardtInterviewbyPaulFischerbrbrAaronEckhardthasbeenaroundawhileandaudiencesmayrememberhimplayingmanyunsympatheticcharactersinearlyNeilLaButefilmsandlastyearsThankyouforSmoking.ButatlastwithhisnewfilmNoReservationstheversatileactorgetstoshowoffagenuineMrNiceGuyplayingachefwhofallsforthemoreblinkeredandintenseCatherineZetaJones.ButaudienceswillalsoseetheactorinAlanBallshighlyanticipatedNothingIsPrivateandnextsummersBatmansequelTheDarkKnight.InthisexclusiveandopeninterviewEckhardttalksHarveyDentfameandhislatestfilmwithPaulFischer.brbrstrongPaulFischerstrongWevebeendoingtheseinterviewstogethernowforafewyearsanditsinterestingtoseethetrajectoryofyourcareerthroughoutthatperiodandImjustwonderingfirstofallwhenyouacceptsomethinglikeNoReservationsdoyoudoitfromtheperspectiveofthisisareallygoodstoryordoyoualsolookatitfromacareerperspectiveyouneedtogetoutofthatsortofperceptionthatyoureanindieactorbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongYeahwelltheresthat.ImeanofcourseIlookatitfirstandforemostaboutWillIhavefundoingthispartWhenIreadthescriptcanIfeelmyselfdoingthisDoIgothroughthemotionsinmyheadofdoingthemovieWhenIreadthisIsaidYeah.IlikedthefactthatScottHickswasdirectingCatherinewasinitandyouregoingtobeacookandIlikedthefactthatmycharacterscharminghesbreezyhesfunhesnottorturedheshelpingpeople.AndIthinkthereisaperceptionofmenotsomuchasbeinganindieactorasbeingthissortthankyouforsmokingkindofguybeingverymanipulativeandcalculating.ItsnotsomuchfortheaudienceasitisformyownselfIwanttomakemoviesthatthefamilycango.NotallofmymoviesarelikethatbecauseIvejustrecentlymadeamoviethatscomingoutthatsatTorontothatisnotthatatall.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongWhichoneisthatbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongItscalledNothingisPrivate.AnditsanythingbutwhatIjustdescribed.AndIthinkthatyoullfinditveryinteresting.YoulldefinitelyhearaboutitandIhopeyouseeit.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongBasedonthatbookbuttheydidntusethesametitle.brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongTowelhead.Yeah.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsnoreservations8.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignleftstrongPaulFischerstrongHowisitbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongWellIhaventseenit.Ithinkthattheyreveryproudofthemovieandveryexcitedaboutthemovie.ButyouknowwhatThismovieNoReservationsImlookingatitandImgoingYeah.Iwanttobeanadult.Iwanttobeinanadultmoviewithissuesandtochangeitupabit.Ifeellikethatsmorefunformetodorightnow.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongAndbeingaromanticleadingmanisthatsomethingelsethatyougettodohere.brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongYeahthatsdefinitelysomething.Ilikeitwhensomebodycomesoutofyourmovieandwantstokissyouinsteadofkillyousoitsachangeofpace.WhenpeoplecameoutofThankYouitslikeyouknowtheywerehappysmilingandIjustthoughtthatwascool.AndIwanttodomoreofthat.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongCanyouidentifywithacharacterlikethisguyinNoReservationsbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongYeah.Icanintermsofthepassion.IthinkhesagoodcharactertoplaybecausehehaspassionhehascompassionbutthenhehasabackbonetooandthatswhatIlikedaboutthecharactermost.InthissituationwhenyoureplayingtheboyfriendorifanactressweresayingImplayingthegirlfriendusuallyyourethispushoverpartthatbasicallyisthereonlytoserveacertainfunctionandwhenthatfunctionisservedyoureprettymuchtoast.Itsaconvention.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongThiscouldhavebeenthegirlrolereallythepartthatyouplayed.brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongAbsolutely.ItsthesamethinginErinBrockovich.YouknowButthishadcertainthingsgoingforitintermsofhisflairhehasbackbonehealsohasanunderstandingheswise.AndthankfullyScottbroughtthatout.AndIthinkthatthischaracterhelpsthemoviebecomethemoviethatitis.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongDiditgiveyouagreaterappreciationoffoodbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongTotally.ChefsIwouldsaytobeagoodactorittakesalifetime.Itsnotmethatsaysthatitswellsaid.AndIthinktobecomeagreatchefittakesalifetime.Theseguysarecontinuingstudying.Theyhaveapassionforfood.TheyknowfoodwithadeepunderstandingthatIdonthaveanditsinterestingtogetintotheirheads.Theyreincrediblyunderpressuretomakealivinginthisbusiness.Theyrealwaysinthekitchennotappreciated.Theywanttoberockstars.Theyallwanttoowntheirownrestaurantsbutsomeofthemcantfinanciallyhandlethat.Theyhavetorunabusinessdealwithemployeesallthatsortofstuff.IfindthatlifetobeincrediblyinterestinganditstotallyunregulatedintermsofotherthanthishowshouldIsaytheFrenchyouknowbecausecookingreallycomesoutoftheFrenchwayofcookingwhereyouapprenticewithachefandyouwentthroughthedifferentlineinthekitchen.Thatsallgonebasically.Anditshardtogetgoodhelpandallthatsortofstuff.Sotheresalotofchallengesinbeingachefjustbesidespreparinggreatfood.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsnoreservations2.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignleftstrongPaulFischerstrongThisneedtobeagreatchefandtobetteroneselfinthatareacanyourelatetothatintermsofonesneedyourneedtobecomeabetteractorbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongYeahdefinitely.Theresadirectparallel.ImeanitsfunnysomebodyaskedCatherineoutthereinthepressconferencedidshelikehercharacterandtheambitionandthat.AndIthoughtatsomepointyouarelikethat.Youhavetobesolasersharpfocussedandyouwanttogettothetop.Youhungerandthirstforit.AndifyouprobablystoodbackandlookedatyourlifeobjectivelyandsaidOhmygosh.Myfriendsareallinthebusiness.Idothisonadailybasisthenyouwouldseeobjectivelythateverythinginyourlifeisgearedtowardthatonegoalofbecomingagreatactor.Butwhenyoureinityoudontreallyknowit.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongWhentheysayWithgreatnesscomesgreatresponsibilitytoyouareyouthataswellAreyouawarethatisgoingtohappenthatitcouldhappenbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongWellIdontknowwhatisanactorsresponsibilityiftheybecomegreatIthinkitsjusttogivegreatperformances.IdontthinkIveevergivenagreatperformanceandIthinkthatpeoplethathaveIthinkitcouldconsumethemiftheythoughttheyhadtogetagreatperformanceeverysingletime.ThepersonthatcomestomindisIthinkthatstheworry.Thepassiontobegreatwillconsumeyou.AndIthinkyourdestructivehabitswillconsumeyouandnotthegoodthing.Inotherwordsusuallyitsthealcohol.Itsusuallythedrugs.Itsusuallythesex.Allthosethingsthatarentreallyabouttheverythingthatyouwant.Theyrejusttheperipheralthingsthatcomewithit.Themoneyyouknow.Thosearethedangers.Itsnotlettingyourselfgetintothoseandhavingthosedestroyyou.Anybadbehaviourusuallystemsfromthosethings.ItsnotfromIwanttobeagreatactor.BecausetobeagreatactormeansIpracticemycraft.Imcontinuallystudying.Ichallengemyselfwithmymaterial.ImeanIlookatactorslikeRalphFiennesandhesconstantlydoingShakespeareandrepandsoI.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongAndthenhedoesHarryPotter.brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongYeah.AndthenyourelikeWhoamanwhodoesthatThatssomethingtobeadmired.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongSowhenyoudecidedthatyouwantedtodoBatmanwasthatalsoawaytomoveuponeextraechelonbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongIvebeeninthemoviebusinessalittlewhilenowanddonevarioustypesofmovieswithvaryingdegreesofsuccess.AndonethingIknowisthisifnobodyseesyourmoviesnobodysgoingtohireyou.Thatsthetruth.Themorepeopleseeyourmoviesthemorepeoplewhoarewillingtohireyou.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsnoreservations4.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignleftstrongPaulFischerstrongButinthatmovieyourehiddenundermakeupthoughrightSohowdoesthatworkbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongWellIwillonlysaythatinBatmanIambothHarveyDentandHarveyTwoFace.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongAndyoureplayingthesamecharacterthatwasonceplayedbysomebodyelse.brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongYeah.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongThatmustbeprettytricky.brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongWellIseenoconnectionbetweenthetwo.AndIvenothadanydiscussionsaboutthat.Thatsonethingaboutmovies.Whatsomebodyelsedidiswhatsomebodyelsedid.Insoapoperasyourewillingtobelievethatacharactercancomebacktolife.Basicallyyoujustwantthatguyonscreen.Youdontcarewhathappenedbefore.Itslikebalance.ImeanJ.R.couldcomebacktodayandnobodywouldcare.Imeannobodywouldcareaboutthelogisticsofhimcomingback.SoIdontthinkpeoplearegoingtogethunguponmyperformanceversusTommyLees.Itsjusttwodifferentthings.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongWellthefunofDarkKnightisthefactthattheresthisdualitythatyouhavetoportray...brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongDefinitely.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrong....whichmustbethehookforyouasanactor.brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongWelltheresseveralhooksformenoneofwhichIcantalkaboutbutIwillsaythatIlikethecharacter.Ilikeplayingthisguy.Thisguyhaslikeableattributescharacteristics.AnditreallyasinthiswholeBatmangoingthroughititsreallyamirrorofourtimesinalotofways.Itsacommentonwhatsgoingonintheworldtoday.Andmycharacterfitsintothatreallynicely.AndeverybodyscharacterdoesfromLieutenantGordontotheJoker.IguessBatmanisjusttryingtomakesenseofwhatsgoingonandtryingtofightafightthatmaybehedoesnttotallyunderstand.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongAndthemakeupisnottoomuchofapainintheassbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongNoallthatstuffhelpseverythinghelpsanactor.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongWhatwasthedifferencebetweenthatcharacterandthecharacteryouplayintheBallfilmbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongWellImean....brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsnoreservations5.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignleftstrongPaulFischerstrongThatswhyyoubecomeanactorisntitSoyoucandoaHarveyDentontheonehandandtheAlanBallmovie.brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongIfeelnoguiltaboutstudiomoviesorindependentmovies.IfeelnocompunctiontoprovemyselfthatImnotwillingtodothingsbecauseIcontinuallydothingsthatwhenImonthesetIcantbelieveImdoingthis.Ijustgainedanother3035poundsforaroleBillacomedythatscomingup.DoingthisNothingisPrivateyouknowthethingsthatIhavetodointhismovie.Itsjustlikeitsallfun.Itsallaboutbeinganactor.IreallydontassociateitwithmebeinginBatmanormebeinginNoReservationsorwhatever.TomeitsallaboutImgoingtogoplayacharacteranddothisandithappenstobeinthismovie.Imnotgettinghunguponwhatthegenreis.IfitsinterestingtomeIlldoit.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongIsthereanythingafterBatmanthatyourecontemplatingbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongYeah.AndIcansayititsjustinthetrades.ImgoingtodoamoviecalledTravellingwhichisafantasticmovie.Itsamovieaboutagriefcounsellorwhoteachespeopletomanagetheirgriefandyethehimselfisgrieving.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongWellthatsoundslikeacheerfullittlefilm.brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongNoitis.Ithinkitsgoingtobeatouchingitsatouchingromance.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongAndhowdoesAlanBallshapeupasafirsttimedirectorbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongCouldnthavebeenbetteroneverylevel.Henotonlyisagreatwriterbutthisdeftnesswithactorsandwiththetechnicalsideoffilmmakinghesreallymasterful.HereallyunderstandsandhaspatienceandknowshowtotalktoactorsandhowtogetoutofactorswhatheImeanreallyreallywonderful.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongAndwithBatmanareyoupreparedtofacetheonslaughtofthecomicbookfansthataregoingtobescrutinisingeveryfacetofthisbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongIdontthinkIunderstandwhatthisentails.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongGoodluck.ThatsallIcansay.brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongThatswhatIvebeenhearing.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsnoreservations6.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignleftstrongPaulFischerstrongIllseeyouatComicconnextyearandyoullbeOhmygodwhathaveIletmyselfinforbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongTheydidntpaymeenough.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongEnjoyitwhileyoucan.brbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongIwillIwill.Icantimagine.ButyouknowwhatImtherewithveteransyouknow.ImeanChristiansbeenthroughitandChrisandIthinkHeathisgoingtotakethebruntofit.Letmetellyou.Heathisgoingtobespectacularinthismovie.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongYouveseenhiminthemakeupbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongYeah.Heathisgoingtobeamazing.brbrbrstrongPaulFischerstrongWhataboutbeingonaChrisNolansetbrbrstrongAaronEckhardtstrongMoresothaneverwithChrisisthatitfeelslikehesjustmakingamoviewiththefamilybecauseeverybodystaysonset.Itsverymellowheworkswiththesamepeopleallthetime.Soitsveryfamiliar.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsnoreservationss.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignrightph2NoReservationsh2pstrongStarringstrongAcademyAwardregwinnerCatherineZetaJonesChicagoGoldenGlobenomineeAaronEckhartThankYouforSmokingSAGAwardwinnerandOscarregnomineeAbigailBreslinLittleMissSunshineandAcademyAwardregnomineePatriciaClarksonPiecesofApril.brstrongDirectorstrongScottHicksbrstrongRatedstrongPGMildthemesInfrequentmildcoarselanguagebrstrongRunningTimestrong104minsbrbrMasterchefKateArmstrongCATHERINEZETAJONESlivesherlifelikesherunsthekitchenatupscale22BleeckerRestaurantinManhattanwithanononsenseintensitythatbothcaptivatesandintimidateseveryonearoundher.Withbreathtakingprecisionshepowersthrougheachhecticshiftcoordinatinghundredsofmealspreparingdelicatesaucesseasoningandsimmeringeachdishtoabsoluteperfection.brbrKatesperfectionistnatureisputtothetestwhenabrashnewsouschefjoinsherstaffthehighspiritedandfreewheelingNickPalmerAARONECKHART.ArisingculinarystarhimselfNickfavorsoperawhileworkingandlovestomakeeveryonearoundhimlaugh.HiscasualapproachtobothlifeandcuisinecouldntbemoredifferentthanKatesyetthechemistrybetweenthemisundeniable...asisthediscordlikeforksclangingoffagranitecountertop.brbrItmightbeeasiertodealwiththisturbulenceatworkifKatewasntalreadyoffbalanceathomestrugglingtoconnectwithhernineyearoldnieceZoeABIGAILBRESLINwhohasrecentlyandverynexpectedlycometolivewithher.AbrightperceptivechildmorecomfortablewithfishsticksthanfoiegrasZoeisclearlyoutofplaceinKatesroutinebutKateisdeterminedtomakeahomeforher...justassoonasshefiguresouthow.brbrIfshewantstoforgearealbondwithZoefindhappinesswithNickandrediscoverherappetiteforlifeshewillhavetotrysomethingboldandnewandlearntoexpressherselfoutsidetherealmofherkitchen.ForKatethatwouldbeliketryingtocookwithoutarecipe.brbrstrongInCinemas23rdAuguststrongbrbraonmouseoverwindow.statuswww.noreservationsmovie.comreturntrueonmouseoutwindow.statusreturntruerelnofollowhrefhttpwww.noreservationsmovie.comtargetblankwww.noreservationsmovie.comabrbrp


 
 



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