Dan chats about The Guest & The Fifth Estate with Collider

In another new video interview with Collider.com, Dan chats about leaving Downton, The Guest and The Fifth Estate.

At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an extended video interview with Dan Stevens. He talked about his exit from Downton Abbey, how his career has changed since starring on the show, making The Fifth Estate, what changed during production, what he collects, how he got into acting, future projects like Scott Frank’s A Walk Among the Tombstones and Adam Wingard’s The Guest, and so much more. Hit the jump to watch.

Dan Stevens Time Index:

0:10 – Jokes about his exit from Downton Abbey.

0:40 – Reflects on how his career has changed since starring on the show.

1:55 – Comments on his “small but important” part in the film.

2:45 – Talks about his preparation for the role, including meeting the real-world person he plays, Ian Katz.

4:15 – Comments on how much changed from script to screen.

4:55 – Talks about what it is that he collects.

5:50 – Reveals that he’s a big fan of late-19th and early-20th century popular science books.

7:30 – Talks about working with the filmmakers behind You’re Next for The Guest.

9:00 – Says that there will be blood (and maybe guts) in the film.

9:30 – Talks more about the film, which just wrapped, and if it will be ready for Sundance.

10:30 – Comments on working with Scott Frank in A Walk among the Tombstones and gives insight into the film.

11:30 – Reveals his character and setting for the film, including some of his preparation for the role.

12:15 – Talks about the scripts he’s been receiving and projects he has coming up.

13:45 – Comments on whether or not he’d like to go back to television.

14:25 – Talks about the extent of preparation he’s done for his roles, both physically and academically.

16:00 – Says he has an interest in starring in a comic book movie if the right role comes along.

16:45 – Reveals what originally got him into acting at the start of his career.

 

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ALWAYS AN INTELLIGENT...

AND FASCINATING INTERVIEW. AND DAN IS EVER A GENTLEMAN THROUGHOUT. NO WONDER I ADORE THIS MAN, A LOVER OF BOOKS! PRINTED, REAL, BOOKS. I AM A FAN OF THE ELIZABETH GEORGE INSPECTOR THOMAS LYNLEY MYSTERY SERIES, AND SINCE DAN CAME ON THE SCENE, I HAVE THOUGHT HE WOULD MAKE THE PERFECT LYNLEY. BLONDE (MOSTLY), HANDSOME, ARISTOCRATIC GENTLEMAN, AND VERY, VERY INTELLIGENT...NOW THAT WOULD BE "TYPE CASTING" AT ITS BEST.
jean from the USA

Dan an a detective...

Here in the UK we already have a televised Inspector Lynley series, but I absolutely agree that Dan would make an excellent job of taking on the role of a Private Investigator or Police Detective,........I can think of quite a few classic characters that he could 'make his own'.
Perhaps for the future then?

What a fascinating & interesting interview

Many thanks for sharing this link.....and apologies for posting twice. This seems to be the more appropriate place!

What a fascinating & interesting interview! It is always great to hear Dan in discussion, and his amenable and intelligent manner are so welcome.

It will be most intriguing to see what roles he takes up next, I'm hoping that Swallows & Amazons is still 'on the cards', and I personally would love to see him in romantic comedy as he obviously has a great sense of fun and we know that he can do 'romantic' very well indeed! More period drama would be good again eventually, and I fervently hope that he will return to the UK theatre . Serious or fun, futuristic, modern or period, small or big screen, spoken or written word, wherever Dan goes, it will most certainly be interesting!

I agree, Dan will be great in

I agree, Dan will be great in whatever opportunities come his way. He was absolutely fantastic in Downton Abbey. I haven't seen much of anything else he's been in (since I live in the US) but look forward to following him since I'm such a HUGE fan of Dan's. I would love to see him in a romantic role and/or period role again. It's kind of hard for me to imagine him as a drug trafficker (sp?) or a killer or anything like that. I know he probably doesn't want to be type cast but he is excellent in period/romance shows/movies. I probably won't watch The Guest because I don't handle movies with blood and guts very well. Can't wait to see Summer in February. You're the best, Dan! We love you!

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