ComicBook.com has released a new interview with Aidan Turner about his role as young Calvin Barr in The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot.
You can read the full article here:Aidan Turner On The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot
Here are few passages from the interview..
On why he took the role..
“..And it goes through different tones. This exactly what Bob was planning on doing, I think. It’s not a fluke. It seems to represent Bob Krzykowski really well. When you meet Bob, when you talk to Bob, you talk about his influences, the movies he likes and his general disposition and temperament as a person, it just makes a whole lot of sense. His influences come into play. I think that’s quite an unusual thing these days and that’s why I wanted to attach myself to the film as soon as I read it.”
On the scene where his character kills Hitler..
“The character of Calvin Barr, aside from what he has to do, he was just a man. Although Hitler is clearly one of the most evil men who ever existed on the face of the planet, he’s still a human being and taking a human’s life should never be considered an easy thing. That’s something that this movie tackles too. It’s never easy to take anyone’s life. There’s still the humanity of what’s involved. It will always be a thing, regardless of how evil a person is.”
On getting the voice just right…
Yeah, he’s got the most distinctive voice in Hollywood and he has for a very long time. I was aware it was gonna be Sam Elliott. Preparation for something like this is always the fun part, but it came to a stage where you’re practicing and you’re getting the sound, the tone…and it’s like, where do we draw the line between doing a Sam Elliott impersonation and just finding the voice?