Zach attended today the NBC TCA Press Tour to promote The Slap, and EW website published one of his answers about the slap scene.
What’s it like to pretend to hit a kid over and over again?
It was a big scene with a lot of technical elements to it and the thing that was most important to everyone was the safety of the kids. Obviously we had to do it repetitively. But we isolated the moment of the slap. There was clear communication with the kids. And then all the explosive anger and emotions was all done without the kids there. It was really well handled. And oddly, for all of us, since we spent so much time shooting that sequence, it was enjoyable time for bonding and getting to know each other, even though it was in the context of this horrific act. There was a lot of thought put into it so that it was both safe and as dynamic as it needed to be.
(…)It was difficult to me to understand why anybody could be motivated to do this. Until I got into the idea of what Harry believes he’s defending — protection, honor, teaching his son what it means to be a man, even if that’s a misguided concept. The great thing about the miniseries is there’s very little black and white and a lot of gray.
Read the full article back at the Entertainment Weekly website.
Check out the trailer for We’ll Never Have Paris, that will be on theaters next January 22 in advance of a VOD release:
The first promo for The Slap was released this week, and it looks so good! The series will star Peter Sarsgaard as Hector and Zachary Quinto as his cousin, as well as Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Melissa George as Rosie, Penn Badgely, Brian Cox, and Owen Tanzer. It premieres February 12 at 8/7c. Watch it:
Zach attended last Monday (5) the premiere of HBO’s Girls, since as you know he will guest star. Yesterday, he attended the National Board of Review Gala, to support his Before the Door partner Neal Dodson and director JC Chandor, winners of best film for A Most Violent Year. Check pictures added in our gallery:
Sundance Festival released the schedule for their festival, and I Am Michael will have its world premiere on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00 p.m., in the Eccles Theatre, Park City.
On Sundance website you’ll have more detailed information on other screenings and tickets.