I’m really interested in making films that haven’t been done before, in whatever form. Certainly earlier in my career, because I was young—18 or 19—I wanted to do drama, so it was more the offbeat characters that were more challenging to do. A character like this is something that I’ve been keeping in my pocket for a while. What was interesting about Mike, was that he immediately knew it, and knew I could play it, which made me want to work with him even more. Most people in this business want to see what you’ve done. Normally the good directors that I’ve been blessed to work with—and I’m putting Mike on that list—see things that other people don’t.
THE WILD PASSION OF MICHAEL PITT AND I ORIGINS