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i was try­ing to de­cide be­tween a great play and tak­ing Dragon­heart. i spoke to ian Mck­ellen, who said, “do the film, love. i’ve had the lead in ev­ery great play go­ing and i’m broke.” i told Dragon­heart’s di­rec­tor, rob co­hen, about it and he said, “ian Mck­ellen was avail­able?” it’s hap­pened loads of times and it’s any stu­dio ex­ec­u­tive or pro­ducer who tells you, “Get ready for your life to change after this. you won’t be able to walk down the road with­out be­ing mobbed.” A) it’s never true. B) Why would you bloody want that any­way?

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