The movie itself is a tense, fast-moving film that manages to be pretty terrifying without getting gruesome — which is nice, because it makes the whole thing feel more like a dark, noir-style mystery than a traditional horror movie. And while Wilson doesn’t go too far outside his comfort zone as far as the character he plays, the movie and its tone are a far cry from what most people are used to seeing him in.
Oh, and after seeing so much of Jackson in superhero movies lately, it’s good to see him on the screen in a sinister role again. I’ve always liked him as a villain.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“As a movie-goer, I like all kinds of movies, so I always appreciate the chance to do different stuff,” said Wilson of breaking from his usual comedic roles for this moody, tense thriller. “Of course, as an actor, I feel like I can do pretty much anything but a musical, so it’s always nice to get asked to do things that people don’t immediately think of me doing — something like this, which is more of dark, film-noir movie.”
“There were so many years when I was first starting out that I didn’t think about it,” he explained. “I was just trying to stay busy and make a living. People would say, ‘Hey, you sure play a lot of boyfriends.’ [Laughs] I didn’t even think about it then, but eventually I was like, ‘Wait, am I doing that too much?’ I’m really just doing whatever comes my way and trying to stay busy and get better at what I’m doing. It’s nice, though, getting older and being able to do different roles.”
You can read the rest of the article at IFC.com. If you missed the previous segment — in which we talk about “Anchorman 2” and why he wants to make an “Old School” sequel — you can read that at IFC.com, too.
And if you’re interested in checking out “Meeting Evil,” it’s available now via Video On-Demand, and will hit theaters May 4.
Here’s the trailer: