La Gazette du Sorcier – Paris Convention
If you could be any character, real or fictional, who would you choose?
He opens his eyes wide before exclaiming “Wow, that‘s a very good question! Difficult as … “ He begins by explaining that he has never played a real villain, so he would like to play a truly diabolical character. A friend is obsessed with the role of Hitler, he is keen to incarnate, but he does not try it too. He then said he did a lot of sports, he is very interested in rugby and one of his friends is professional rugby player Jimmy Peacock, who has a career and a very interesting story, so that he would love to play this role if the opportunity arose. It also really love the book The Mind Game, and if it was suitable, he would love to have a role in it. He repeated that it was a very good question, and that I should ask the other actors if I have the chance.
You shot in films and television; What changes in the way of playing and running?
He loves to turn in the playoffs, and that’s why he loves Bluestone 42, because as filming is much more spread out in time unlike a movie, with the different seasons, it really has time to construct, explore the character to evolve, just as in the theater, while for a movie, everything goes much faster.
Did you shoot a new film expected soon?
Matt is still attached to the biopic The Brontes, but does not know where the project stands. He has just returned from South Africa where he shot the third season of Bluestone 42, and promises that the first episode will be explosive. He also had a part in the series Death in Paradise, and will appear in a few episodes of the upcoming season. He added that the shooting took place in Guadeloupe, and that he found it strange the idea of it being in France and the fact that the address lists “Guadeloupe, France” because it has nothing to do with France that we imagine when we are abroad. He also had an interview for a film on the eve of the convention, but can’t talk about it yet.
You mentioned the theater, is it something you would want to do?
He will move to London next month, and is hoping that once there, he will have the opportunity to act at the West End, there are a lot of beautiful projects there constantly and the theater is a very special experience proximity with the public. He had refused a theater project last year because of the shooting of Bluestone 42, so he hopes that this year may make this project close to his heart.
Would he like to participate in a film project in the Harry Potter universe, like the Fantastic Beasts?
If there was a project with the character of Neville, where the character truly bring something to the story, where he is not there just for the nod, he would probably like to join, but he loves that it is currently, so it’s not something he particularly expects.
What was the funniest moment on the set of Harry Potter?
He begins by saying that from the moment Rupert Grint was around, he could be sure they were fun, but one of the biggest laughter occurred on the set of Prisoner of Azkaban, in the discussion between Snape and Dumbledore all students gathered in the great room for the night after the intrusion of Sirius Black. Everything had to be very quiet, but a whoopee cushion had been hidden in Daniel Radcliffe’s sleeping bag, which of course caused the hilarity, and they spent the rest of the day laughing, unable to return to their seriousness.
Are there certain reasons why you would deny a role?
He laughs he does not think he could accept to kill someone, after all depends on how it is paid! But seriously, he does not think there is anything that the rebuterait, if the script is really good, if that requirement is justified, it would not be his problem; He hated having to deny roles because of his filming the Death in Paradise series, but that’s part of the requirements of the trade.