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Post by Chari910 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:56 am

LWLies: What other projects are you working on?

Isaacs: I got lots of stuff; I was in The Green Zone, I was away in Morocco for most of last year. It was an amazing experience all of my stuff was either with Matt Damon or the rest of my unit which was made up of real soldiers and marines who had just got back from Iraq and Afghanistan and were on their way back to Iraq and Afghanistan. They were very, very interesting and inspiring group of young men, very noble in many ways when they were off some of them were offering to help out. Whether or not the army should’ve gone into those countries and the things they do or don’t do, those individuals who I met I found to be incredibly impressive and humbling. But also a bunch of raucous and testosterone filled young men on the road in a strange country. They’re a big swirling mass of contradictions so to be on a film set where you get to have lunch with American soldiers and Iraqis and Lebanese and Moroccans and Israelis and to have the kind of healthy, vigorous debates that would happen at every lunch and every dinner whilst running around and jumping out of helicopters and shooting things. It was slightly too interesting for a man of my age.

LWLies: Did you really jump out of a helicopter?

Isaacs: Oh I really jumped out of a helicopter and did all kinds of stuff. Paul (Greengrass) really throws you into that sort of thing and it really wasn’t meant for my part, it’s really not a big part and it was last minute and I’m not quite sure I would do that stuff as it mostly soldiering I do there’s not that much acting. He’s an old mate and phoned me up and asked if I wanted to come to Morocco for a bit and I ended up being there for months and months and months. The day I went to the set for him to approve the costume he went “jump in that helicopter, let’s do a scene”. So I was hanging by a strap as we were up there banking in the air and I’m thinking I can’t show these other boys that I’m scared as their all soldiers, it’s terrifying to me and I look over to them and they’re screaming “Fuckin’ hell!” They weren’t used to being in these old things that were made in the 50s and 60s, they didn’t know the parts. It was very, very hairy on day one and it got hairier from then on, there’s almost nothing faked in that film so all came away really bruised and battered.

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From http://www.littlewhitelies.co.uk/interv ... on-isaacs/
Independent UK film magazine
April 17, 2009

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Post by Helen8 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:32 am

It was very, very hairy on day one and it got hairier from then on,

With all that adrenaline, he better have some screen time to show for it!!! :shock:

Thanks, Char!

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Post by marilaine » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:50 pm

With lots of close-ups, too. Right, ladies? ;-)

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Post by Angel Tavington » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:06 pm

Ditto.


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Post by grannybear » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:55 pm

I really hope he has lots of screen time but from the interviews it doesn't sound like it.
I've never seen him n the big screen, only TV, and I had hopes this would be the movie.

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Post by Gillian » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:48 pm

Lovely article, Char. It's nice to read an article like this when the person conducting it has put some thought into their questions.

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Post by thunder » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:35 pm

I found a video interview. it almost looks like they bumped into him in the hall, or something.

http://www.cinema.de/kino/trailer/video ... Video.html

Talks about this character, Green Zone, and a little bit of Harry Potter.

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Post by kjshd05 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:06 pm

thanx thunder :hug
he cracks me up :cool:

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Post by Angel Tavington » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:08 pm

OOh, thanks for sharing!



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Post by Helen8 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:48 pm

looks like they bumped into him in the hall

Or a large, well-appointed elevator.

The interviewer was very enthusiastic! He spoke so fast and animatedly. I was a nervous wreck at the end of it.

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Post by Roz » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:09 pm

Helen8 wrote:looks like they bumped into him in the hall

Or a large, well-appointed elevator.

The interviewer was very enthusiastic! He spoke so fast and animatedly. I was a nervous wreck at the end of it.
In a hallway, or where ever with a rather jittery camera person to boot! :cool:

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Post by Gillian » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:15 pm

Helen8 wrote: The interviewer was very enthusiastic! He spoke so fast and animatedly.
I know. I kept thinking "hyper much!?"

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Post by kjshd05 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:10 pm

I think Mr Jason was surprised by him, as well :D

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Post by thunder » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:43 am

It looks like the interviewer just had too much coffee :lol

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Post by Angel Tavington » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:12 am

LOL..yeah he was like really hyper.

Just found this:

Jason Isaacs: Matt Damon told me to hit him

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/break ... 08546.html





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