With their huge roles in the new Sci-fi film ”Paul” and the media’s renewed interest in getting a few words from them, it was inevitable that Tintin come up in an interview once again sooner or later. They made some comments on what it was like to work on set with Spielberg. Ironically this fits in well with my last post on what Spielberg had to say about working with the motion-capture set (which I later realized was literally year old news).
The stars talked about working on set with Steven:
“Steven, he did a lot of his own camera work,” Frost said. “He’d get a movement he really liked, punch the air and do a little dance. It’s intoxicating. You want to perform for him. You want to be around that kind of enthusiasm.”
They also talked about Spielberg’s new experience with the digital technology:
It was like he had a new train set,” Pegg said.”There was a genuine sense of novelty to him.”
They had a bit to say about Peter Jackson as well. Even though he mainly watched from a monitor in New Zealand,he had his part in the now finished shooting stage of the movie:
“Peter would do a bunch of rewrites at night while we were asleep,” Frost said, “and then we’d come in in the morning and be given the script.”
The stars both worked in Motion-capture suits, and told us about that experience as well:
“It was like rehearsing a play, like when you’re a kid and you’re pretending that thing over there could be the,” Frost said. “You have to concentrate. Peter Jackson is on the monitor, is there producing. — who looks amazing in a motion capture suit, by the way — is there. It’s like a big idiot’s dream.”
I know little about Nick and Simon since I personally haven’t seen any of their work,but from what I do know I get the comforting feeling that they work very well together and both have a tremendous sense of humor. I am looking forward to seeing them as ”Thomson and Thompson”.
Also,I don’t know if anybody else already knew this info,but I don’t remember hearing anything about Kathy Kennedy producing the film.