Jacob is sweet, educated and friendly in his human aspect but goes wild when he goes on four legs. Nathan leads a life that is not his and is forced to find himself. “This similarity between these two types attracted me to this story, because I am fascinated by characters who start out in a way and become someone different to the closure of the site,” says the protagonist.
- You do your own stunts in the fights and chases. Are you dying to make another movie like this? Because I have heard that in Twilight you never could, since the wolf was generated by computers …
- Yes! That is partly why I wanted to be in this movie. I like the action and those kind of tricks, but you’re right, in the franchise you make it right up to the moment when something would happen, I was transformed. Here everything is real, I do most things and it was fun!
- Practicing karate for seven years, you became junior world champion. Did you use these skills when shooting the fight sequences?
- It definitely helped me to get the shots where he was to attack and defend and that was very rewarding for me. However, what excited me most was that I had the opportunity to go into other disciplines that had never tasted as boxing, wrestling and motorcycle competitions, I had to prepare a time before starting the production.
- Did you get scared? Because if I was tied on the roof of a van going 80 miles/ hr …
- No, not at all, I was just excited (smiles).
- In the trailer you are brandishing a pistol and are in “compromising situations” with Lily. Are you worried about the example you give your younger fans?
- I’m playing a human being and introducing his story. The only moment that I hold a gun is when I get in the safe of my father and Nathan is terrified weapons, hates them and the bulk of the film does not use any. On the other hand, yes there is romance and the occasional hot scene between him and Karen, however, I can not wait because the public will see it.
- You have participated in quite dark roles. This also is because it addresses the issue of identity theft to a minor. Does not that affect you emotionally?
- When I’m filming I try to put themselves, as I can, in the shoes of these people and understand the emotions that have to deal with and is rude! I had to stop to think what would happen if I found out that my life is a lie: Where would you go? Where would inquire the answers? In whom would you trust? It is very difficult or even know how to answer those questions and that’s exactly what Nathan feels.
- I read that the director suggested that you review the career of Tom Cruise to get you inspired by it. Did you?
- Uh, well, I saw some materials from colleagues who I idolize, like Cruise, Matt Damon and Harrison Ford to watch before the shoot. In particular, I focused on Minority Report, The Fugitive and the Bourne collection because they were close, and the man fled in search of truth and here there are elements of that.
- Among those illustrious, is there anyone you want to role model?
- Although I have seen their careers and how, day by day, they challenge themselves with super varied roles, I do not want to be like anyone, I want to create something original. However, I feel great how Cruise evolved with Risky Business or Top Gun or Jerry McGuire, he is always doing something new and I respect that. Like them, I do not want to pigeonhole myself as an “action star” because I love doing comedies and get into other areas, in fact, what I like about No Escape is that it has a bit of everything, I call it a drama-comedy -action- thriller -romantic (laughs).
- What did you learn from the other industry giants like Weaver, Isaacs and Molina. Did you receive guidance or advice from them?
- For me, the best way to learn from them was watching them on the set not as professionals but as people. I was very lucky to be surrounded by a talented, courageous and with tons of experience.
Source: Revista Dominical