Cam Gigandet talks ‘Trespass’
Cam Gigandet recently talked to IAmRogue.com about his new movie Trespass. With Oscar winners Nicolas Cage, and Nicole Kidman, as well as director Joel Schumacher involved, it sounds like it’s going to be a great movie!
To begin with, when you are offered a role in a film like this where Joel Schumacher is directing and it stars Oscar winners Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman, do you even bother to read the script first or do you just jump at the chance to work with this caliber of talented actors and director?
Cam Gigandet: I was in as soon as they told me who was involved, but then they said, “Well you’ll have to meet JoelSchumacher if you want the job.” I was like, “Okay, well I better know everything there is to know about this script.” So I read it a few times expecting a test of some sort but then when I met him, and I don’t even know what I was expecting, I’m not sure if we talked about the script. I think I tried to bring it up a couple times, but he just wanted to know about me. He just wanted to know about life and so we ended up just talking about life. He hired me after that meeting alone and it was so surreal. I kept pinching myself wondering if someone was going to ask me to audition or something? I mean I was still confused on how they could even do this, but after talking to Joel more … you know he knows what he wants and he gets it. It was definitely an honor to be given the opportunity to play not even just a character in this movie but also a character that has a lot going on, a lot of depth and a lot of issues. It was a challenging role and just a boost of confidence to have someone like Joel Schumacher think that you can deliver.
What is Schumacher like on the set and what is his process as a director? Does he give his actors a lot of takes, and is there any improvising on the set? Does he talk to you a lot before you shoot a scene, and what is he like as a director to work with?
Gigandet: He doesn’t like a lot of talk, which I love. It’s just, show me, show me what you got and let’s go from there. We were so fortunate enough to be able to rehearse for two weeks before hand, before he even started filming. We rehearsed everything from the beginning of the movie because that’s the time you get to really play around, explore and really get into the character and figure out who you are. Joel had always said from the first moment I met him, he said that his most important job in making a movie is hiring the cast. I didn’t really believe it at first, but he totally lived by that and once you’re hired, it’s your character and you get to create it. Joel trusts you enough, and gives you enough freedom, to build this character and know the ins and outs of everything they’re doing. He gives over so much control to the actor, which is an actor’s dream, and it so rarely happens where a director would trust an actor enough to create this character but Joel did. While we were on set he would actually turn to me and say, “So what do you think he’d be doing on this? What would you do here?” Then he would just kind of politely guide me in the way to where both of our visions work and live in unison. Aside from that he was one of the most calm people on set and there were times where I would lose my cool, but he would always just be calm and I love him for that.
What can you tell me about working with Nicolas Cage? Does he stay in character on set or is he approachable in between takes? Did you feel like you got to know personally while shooting and is he willing to work scenes out with you during the filming process? He’s got to be a really intense actor to work with, right?
Gigandet: He is! He’s very intense but he’s also very quirky and quite funny. There were times on set where, and I don’t know if it’s just me and I have a twisted perverse sense of humor, but there were times when we were shooting where we would try something new and he places no judgment and needs no results while he’s working. It’s just kind an exploration of creativity and so he’ll literally try something new every take. There were times where I couldn’t even look at him without laughing hysterically. I would have to turn my back and he would just know that what he’s doing is hitting home. He’s getting the reaction that he wants because he is that funny and he is that talented that he can do things off the cuff and have it be justified, entertaining and fun. To watch him work is quite an experience!
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