DMR: Starting with 'Villain', chat about the preproduction process, how long did you have, were there table reads?
DMR: Chat about working with actress Izuka Holye, you really had some emotional scenes with her, what aspects of your own character did you explore prior to shooting that scene and how did Izuka help to bring out the emotions in you.
Above: Craig Fairbrass as Eddie Franks waits pensively. (C) 2020 Saban Films All rights reserved.
DMR: Chat about the emotional aspect of 'Villain' in general, the anger, grief, worries, what type of direction were you given on your character and what did you add in as improvising upon that?
CraigF: I went out of my way to make Eddie very naturalistic it was the emotional journey, the human story that attracted me to the part. I wanted to make him interesting , tough when he needed to be but above all vulnerable and to show the hurt and ultimately being a victim of circumstance with his own actions for wanting to do the right thing ultimately becoming his downfall
CraigF: What film did you watch?? TAKEN!!??:)))) No, no for me straight away my references were 'A History of violence' and 'Shane' - the man who really doesn’t wanna know anymore and wants to leave the life behind, being pushed to the limits and then having no choice but to take action and in doing he becoming a victim of his own actions. (Similar to me answer above)
DMR: Ahh yes, did not even think of the 'History of Violence' film! Watch 'Falling Down' though, a self depricating character. On to the action, chat about some of the training for 'Villain', did it carryover from 'Avengement'?
DMR: Wrapping up, chat about what new projects you have in the works, and perhaps your training regimen to stay in shape.
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