If ever there were an actor whose every pore seethes haughtiness, it’s Alan Rickman.
Remember Hans Gruber in Die Hard? How about Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series?
Well, now comes another award-worthy elitist: Eli Michaelson in Randall Miller’s dark comedy, Nobel Son.
But prepping for – and playing – the part of the Nobel Prize winner whose son is kidnapped took more than a stiff upper lip and upturned nose, Alan tells Movie Geeks United host Jamey DuVall.
“I always rely on fairly basic instincts and some instinct made me go to my dentist in London and say, ‘I need you to make me some imperfect front teeth.’
“Because I thought there was something shark-like about [Eli’s] appetites. And…I needed to look in the mirror and look different,” reveals the classically-trained British actor.
“And it helped a lot. Whether you notice it or not watching the film, I got these two front teeth that just wrap over each other – rather than being a victim of the great American dentist.”
Thanks for the anti-Yankee sentiment complement, Al!
Nobel Son, which co-stars Danny DeVito, Bill Pullman, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, opens today.
To hear Alan’s full interview, click here.