In Conversation with #ColinMorgan & @LindyHeymann

By: Lindy Heymann, Director & Co-Writer, The Laughing King – May 30, 2017

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‘ In the film, there is actually very little dialogue. Yet you manage to tell us so much about Jake’s interior thoughts and feelings. Do you have a method to get this across?

COLIN:  That was the power of the script for me. The lost loneliness of Jake sort of gave me the impression that he had gone beyond words, beyond talking, and beyond trying to articulate what no-one can understand anyway. He’s also not allowing words to affect him, quite literally cutting off communication with his phone.

A lot of what I feel sometimes is an instinct and a kind of inhabiting of the swirl of thoughts that could potentially be going on within a character.  Making a sort of sense of it. For me to walk the line of trying to meet the character halfway, I suppose. I find it hard to articulate myself, but it’s making it as true and as real for myself as possible. Whatever self-deception I need to adopt to do that – I will do whatever it takes to get there. ‘

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