RIDLEY SCOTT is undoubtedly one of the greatest film makers of our time with a staggering catalogue of box office hits to his name including Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Prometheus, The Martian.
In a video for Film4 commemorating his 80th birthday he had this to say about characterisation:
“Your character is an island. You must defend it. Defend the realm. Don’t let it go.”
He goes on to reveal:
I always like to be surprised by an actor. I like to watch everything they’ve done to see if they fit the bill.
Whatever you say Ridley!