NEW Interview with Tobias Menzies from IGN   Leave a comment

Here is a NEW interview with Tobias Menzies from IGN


From IGN :

Tobias Menzies is known for giving a complex portrayal of a villain, from his turn as Brutus on HBO’s Rome to his Golden Globe-nominated performance as Black Jack Randall on Starz’s Outlander. He’ll soon be taking on a very different type of villain in Underworld: Blood Wars, but he attempted to bring the same amount of complexity to the villainous Lycan.

In Blood Wars, Menzies plays the leader of the Lycans, Marius. He’s a “more efficient, more impressive foe” than Underworld’s vampires have seen before, and has a personal connection to Kate Beckinsale’s Selene. Though the production had looked at a few different actors to play the film’s villain, director Anna Foerster suggested Menzies because of their work together on Outlander, where she directed him in several especially notable episodes, and the team behind Blood Wars decided he was right for the part.

More after the jump!

“[Marius] can easily fall into a cliché of the big bad wolf, and having worked with Tobias I know he has the possibility to be between charming and seductive and then yet extremely cruel,” Foerster explained during a December 2015 visit to the film’s Prague set. “After talking with him and asking if he could imagine that — because that’s a big question — we both thought it could be quite exciting.”

Check out our group set visit interview with Menzies below, where he talked about transitioning from Outlander to Underworld, his relationship with horror and the surprising way he prepared to play a werewolf.


Can you talk about coming over to this from Outlander with Anna Foerster and playing another villain with her?

Tobias Menzies: Anna and I worked together for two blocks on the first season of Outlander, culminating in the finale. We got on very well. She is fantastic, Anna, and I was very glad to hear that she was helming this project. It is always exciting to see a woman helming one of these kinds of projects, I guess, which are known for their action and kind of maybe a little boys-y. She’s come over from sort of action camera in a way as her background. What’s interesting is she combines character and character intention with all of that really well, I think. So, it was really exciting to join forces with her again. Yes, she did [fight for me]. I don’t think Lakeshore and Sony really knew my stuff, so she had to kind of stick at it. And it is true, I haven’t done stuff like this, more action material. I generally come in and do quite a lot talking and now I do a lot less talking and a lot more fighting.

How do you like that?

Menzies: I really enjoy that. It is really a very different experience, but hugely enjoyable.

Read the rest of the interview here

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