Video:Jamie Harris Interview - Green Hornet and Mr Nicewith Rebecca Murray
Jamie Harris says the action on the set of 'The Green Hornet' was just incredible and working with director Michel Gondry was fantastic. Check out what else he had to say while attending the BAFTA/LA Awards Season Tea Party.See Transcript
Transcript:Jamie Harris Interview - Green Hornet and Mr NiceRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 16th Annual BAFTA/LA Awards Season Tea Party held Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
Jamie Harris - The Green Hornet and Mr. NiceTell me about the projects you're working on. I hear you're doing The Green Hornet.
Jamie Harris: "Green Hornet, which was wonderful fun. I've never known so many cars to crash in one day. It was fantastic. And I think some of them were meant to crash, there you go. It was a lot of fun. Then I just finished a film called Mr Nice which is about the biggest ever hashish smuggler in the world in the '70s. He smuggled hash in Pink Floyd's amps into America."
Jamie Harris: "Yeah, yeah, true story in the '70s. And I play his dodgy accountant, so I had to act stoned throughout the entire film."
Was that tough?
Jamie Harris: "It was very tough. It was very hard, but I pulled out all the stops."
Did you do a lot of research?
Jamie Harris: "A lot of research in Spain, which was great. It was good fun."
Tell me more about The Green Hornet. Is it action, comedy, what is it?
Jamie Harris: "It's both. It's action, comedy, it's very high-tech. And it's got an added spice of Michel Gondry, because he throws things in there that weren't in the script. You know, I was clearly dead at a certain point and I kept coming back, which was wonderful for me. I didn't even ask why, I just accepted it. But yeah, it's very entertaining and very fast-paced."
How did he and Seth work on the set?
Jamie Harris: "I can't stress how big the set was, but it was very good-natured. It was a very good atmosphere. And he sort of adapted to the explosive side of it very well, because there really was a lot of action going on - and quite often you didn't know it was going to happen, which meant it was very realistic."
How could you not know?
Jamie Harris: "My hair was burnt off, it was very realistic. My response was perfect and still quite cool."
You didn't have to do another take.
Jamie Harris: "No. I had no hair left so there was no point in doing another take. They didn't have any wigs."
Do you have to know anything about Green Hornet to understand the story?
Jamie Harris: "I knew Bruce Lee was in it. I knew that. But no, you don't. I knew it was his launching pad. I wasn't up on the '70s American TV because I was in London. We didn't have it. We had three channels."
And The Green Hornet wasn't on one of them?
Jamie Harris: "No. They were turned off at like 10pm. I think Doctor Who...we had Doctor Who which wasn't bad when you're eight years old. It was all right."
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