Baron Zemo in Captain America: Civil War
Did Civil War feel on a different level to anything you’ve done before?
yeah, it felt massive. Arriving on set I was shit-scared! It was like being a 12-year-old when you’re sent to a new school, and you know it’s going to be a big class. But I was welcomed in such a generous way – it didn’t feel like I was the new kid. Instead, people really embraced me and were very generous. even the reshoot was quite big – it was only a couple of days, but with that crew you’d shoot an entire film in europe!
What was it like working with two directors?
It’s interesting to figure out who’s responsible for what. I would say Joe is always closer to the actors, and Anthony is sometimes the overview perspective. And there’s always references where they had other films in mind. there was one sequence, and it really reminded me of something. then Joe said, “there’s this one moment in The French Connection…” I had the pleasure to work with Quentin tarantino, who’s a master in making these references, and it reminded me a bit of him.