Video:Red Riding Hood Gary Oldman and Adrian Holmes Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
Gary Oldman plays a werewolf hunter brought in to try and rid a village of the creature in 'Red Riding Hood,' a darker version of the classic fairy tale. Adrian Holmes plays Oldman's right-hand man in the film directed by Catherine Hardwicke.See Transcript
Transcript:Red Riding Hood Gary Oldman and Adrian Holmes Interviews
Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the LA Premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' Red Riding Hood.
Gary Oldman - 'Father Solomon' in Red Riding Hood
Gary Oldman: "Royal wedding talk."
Are you going?
Gary Oldman: "No."
Alexandra Edenborough: "Yes, we're going."
Gary Oldman: "We're British, so we're going."
The whole country is invited, right?
Gary Oldman: "Yeah, you just go and you sit down..."
Alexandra Edenborough: "That's how we do things in England, right?"
Gary Oldman: "You turn up and you say, 'Right, I'm British. Where do I sit?"
How did the costumes in this help you get into the character in this, because you have a real flair for fashion in the film?
Gary Oldman: "My costume gives you that sort of very regal, very kind of upright and statuesque, you know? They're very hot and quite uncomfortable to wear."
And that's important when you're trying to get into somebody like this?
Gary Oldman: "Well, I'd rather wear a t-shirt, you know? But they are, you know, so you go to work and you have to wear a heavy robe. I mean, things could be worse, couldn't they? You know what I mean?
You and Amanda Seyfried seemed to have a really fun rapport at the press conference. What was it like working with her?
Gary Oldman: "Amanda, she's feminine but she's one of the boys. She's got a great sense of humor, a really good sense of humor and that's important."
What is your favorite fairy tale?
Gary Oldman: "Three Little Pigs."
What does Red Riding Hood mean to you?
Gary Oldman: "Well, really, listen to your mom and don't go into the woods. I was a little fearful that we wouldn't get the 'what big ears you have, what big eyes you have, what big teeth,' you know? And the way that they've worked it in to the movie I think is a really nice touch that we could... And the way that they do it is really the only way that you could use it. I'll always remember that as a kid. It's just things that stay with you, isn't it?"
Adrian Holmes - 'Captain' in Red Riding Hood
Your character works closely with Gary's character?
Adrian Holmes: "My character is Gary Oldman's right-hand man."
What was that like working with Mr. Gary Oldman?
Adrian Holmes: "It was very cool. To me, it was the best acting class anybody could ask for. I've been a very huge Gary Oldman fan all my life, from Dracula, right? I didn't know what to expect when I came on set. But he was very professional - pardon the pun - very, very just... He just made everyone feel comfortable. And because I was his right-hand man in the film, he really clung to me and really made sure that we were on the same page. And he's got a great sense of humor, by the way. Very funny guy."
Everybody says he's hysterical on the set.
Adrian Holmes: "Very funny. And he can sing. They'd be like busting out in Beatles songs every now and then - him and Lukas Haas. Lukas had his guitar and I'd be just sitting there. Oh, I love it. I don't know all the Beatles like they know the Beatles. So, they gave me a whole new respect for the Beatles. We had a good time. It was like karaoke every now and then."
Gary Oldman gets to wear really nice outfits. Do you get that same thing?
Adrian Holmes: "I do. They didn't leave me out. I had this nice armor that really captures the character. Once I put that on it was like, boom, I was there. Gary had this real cool purple robe, being very regal and our leader so it was appropriate. But, yeah, everybody's costumes are amazing. The costume designer, Cindy, was on point."
Why do you think we're still fascinated by this Little Red Riding Hood tale?
Adrian Holmes: "You know, it's just a real feel-good fairy tale story."
Adrian Holmes: "Not feel-good but what I mean is it's just so interesting with the grandmother and a wolf and that whole story, because they're such opposites - polar opposites. The grandmother is such a sweet, loving [woman] and then you've got this wolf who's so dark and evil. And to have them kind of fused, possibly being the same person... But, I don't know. It's a great story and everybody's holding on to it. We need more fairy tales. I think I'm going to start writing some."
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