Michael Sheen Said He Was Able to Go Into the Insanity of Aro More in Breaking Dawn

 

Collider spoke to Michael Sheen recently & had a chance to talk about Breaking Dawn.

 

What can you say about what you’ll be doing in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn?

SHEEN: It’s the same part that I played before – Aro.

Was there anything you got to discover in playing him this time around, that you hadn’t learned the last time you played him?

SHEEN: He’s more of a presence in these films than he was in New Moon, so I got to explore the character a bit more and probably fleshed it out a bit more. I don’t think that there’s anything that I learned. I just was able to go into the insanity of the character a bit more. I got to show what’s under the surface a bit more this time, which was fun.

How was Bill Condon to work with, as a director?


SHEEN: Bill was wonderful. He was terrific. He’s a very, very friendly, warm person. He obviously has a very varied and interesting body of work, and brought that to bear. He made everyone feel very comfortable. It must be quite hard, coming onto a film where people have already been together for a long time. Each film is a different director and you think, “What’s this one going to be like?” But, everyone really warmed to him and thought he was terrific. I think he did a really good job. It was a huge organizational thing. We had something like 40 new characters being introduced in this film, and the big battle scene took about four or five weeks to film. It was a huge undertaking, and he handled it brilliantly.

When a new director comes on and you already know the characters from having done previous films, do you feel like you know the characters more than the director, or does each director really bring something new out of you?

SHEEN: Personally, I was only on New Moon for two weeks, so it’s not like I got used to it. But, for the other actors, there’s probably a wariness about, “Is this person going to come along and not really get what it is we’re doing, or are they going to try to change it too much?” For a director coming on board, I would imagine there’s the pressure of wanting to make your mark and be different to what other people have done, but at the same time, not wanting to go against the flow of the whole series. I would imagine it’s quite a difficult balance to strike, but everyone seemed very happy on it and seemed to enjoy working with Bill.

 

via Collider.

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Tags: Aro, Breaking, Collider, Dawn, Michael, Moon, New, Sheen, Volturi

Comment by Nene Pattinson on May 19, 2011 at 10:31pm
I love Michael Sheen!  He is so deliciously evil as Aro! 
Comment by laquever on May 20, 2011 at 2:58am
I can not wait I think bill just might be our guy to make these two movies just how there r suppose to be!
Comment by laquever on May 20, 2011 at 2:59am
Can not wait I think bill might be just the right guy to get it right!
Comment by Dee on May 20, 2011 at 6:31am
can't wait can't wait can't wait..... oh and did I say I can't wait.....
Comment by Dee on May 20, 2011 at 6:32am
aro is off the chain good...lol
Comment by Bella Black+LHJake on May 21, 2011 at 9:06am
Michael Sheen is such an excellent actor. Would love to meet him. :)

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