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An action movie based on a series of graphic novels is not where you expect to find jagged, shocking and frank speeches about love, let alone what happens between two men. But in the middle of Netflix Old guardOnce the immortal warriors Joe and Nicky played by Marwan Kenzari and Luca Marinelli were captured by enemy soldiers behind the van, Joe fell into a poetic monologue. He announced: “He is not my boyfriend.” “He is all, he has more.”
This scene is an intimate close-up shot of Kenzari’s face before Kenzari and Marinelli hug and kiss. This is one of the signs that director Gina Prince-Bythewood managed to add depth to the film’s material, but this is also Kenzari’s acting skills. Achievement, he has enough directness to Joe’s purple language, so he will not feel exaggerated. Kenzari is a Dutch theater actor with a solid background in the theater world and stands out in the United States due to the thirst of playing Jafar at the Disney Film Festival Aladdin Remake. Play Joe Old guard, He borrowed the body training methods used by many other characters, and combined some nasty Greek mythology and character images. A little life. In addition, he and Marinelli have what he calls the benefits of true natural chemistry. On the phone, Kenzari attracted Vulture to understand how he handled the big speech, the importance of contact with Joe and Nicky, and the secrets of his fighting style.
We must start from the scene where Joe started into the full declaration of love for Nick. In this action movie, this is really a very serious and exciting moment. What was it like shooting?
This is very important to me because that scene is the core of the character. From the beginning, I had a conversation with Gina, which moved me-these words have a lot of depth. This is also tricky, because it will soon become a sensual thing. But I talked to Luca about this, and for a moment I might not have reached the final. There I asked Luca’s character if he thought my words were too puffy, and we commented on our actions. But I made up my mind to be correct and satisfied with the result. We had a great time on that truck, we laughed a lot. It was a long night shot, but it was set up very well because the camera is close, which is a good way to show this.
Bringing it into the present, Luca and I are concerned about the position of these characters in the group. They have this fuel, which is their love, but Andy does not, and Booker has no personality. This creates a balance in this team. You can only imagine what it would be like if Joe lost Nicky. That will have a disastrous impact on their lives.
This becomes very heavy when you consider the importance of each other and the risk of losing either party.
Have you read the book of Liu Yuan Han Mi? A little life?
Yes I have.
When telling Jude his identity, Willem had a paragraph to tell him. When I read Jude, I cried. For me, this is a huge engine and inspiration for these two characters.
I read another book Interview Here you mentioned that this relationship is regarded as Achilles and Patroclus Iliad.
That is another matter! For me the Greek mythological aspect. The characters you are talking about have been together for a long time-if you and I are lucky, we can be with the person you love for the longest time as a human being. However, you can only imagine what it would be if you were 1,000 years old. This creates love relationships, but also creates psychological, spiritual, and emotional relationships that we have never seen or experienced. In Greek mythology, I think of Achilles and Patroclus in particular, they have this indescribable attachment, a huge rope from the heart of Achilles to the heart of Patroclus-or at least When reading Homer, I thought it was. Joe and Nikki, their souls are connected, so I thought of bringing a little bit of Greek mythology back into my preparation without being too pretentious! You are trying to find the starting point, and that is my starting point.
To jump back to something less pretentious, you pass in an American movie Aladdin Remake, which gives you the nickname "Jaffar." How does it feel to be the main way people know you?
I like to make Aladdin very much. So interesting, just like this work, there are a group of people who are passionate about making movies and making them right. Will Smith is the sweetest and most intimate way of working with us. The collaboration with Guy Ritchie is really amazing – I really like his movies. For me, the story always tells the story, whether it is a small, intimate movie or a big movie. I am very happy to be one of them and can only hope that this road will continue to move forward.
Wait a minute, you avoided the part called Hot Jafar!
Oh, you know, I was flattered. Someone pointed this out when I was filming in Bulgaria. This is of course very interesting and very flattering. I am very grateful for people being so active. That gave me energy. I want to do my best, so I can at least go back and say: I was born, I do my best to express my meaning-because, I don’t know, myself, my mother.[[[[laughing out loud]I don’t know-Hot Jafar’s things are flattering.
At the end of Old guard, Strongly suggesting that if Netflix decides to take over, there may be a sequel. If this happens, would you like to know about Joe's character?
Obviously, it depends on the author and creator of the graphic novel. If there is a second one, I would love to know what the second one is. But I would love to go back in time and see some moments between Joe and Nikki-maybe battlefield moments. Again, without destroying any content, I would love to know what will happen to the whole story after the first one. I honestly know very little. I am as curious as you are.