Zap2it Interviews Clive Owen for ‘The Knick’

Zap2it has recently sat down with Clive Owen to discuss about his newest TV series, ‘The Knick’. Though the interview is short, but it’s worth the read.

Zap2it: What was the rationale for having an actual play-by-play board, like that used in football, as you filmed the first season of “The Knick”?

Clive Owen: I play someone who’s struggling with various kinds of addictions, so it behooves me to plot where I’m at at any particular point. If we go to a location and I’m shooting scenes for five different episodes, I need to know where I am [as the character]. Am I flying? Am I really struggling? To have a visual graphic worked fine for me.

Zap2it: The writing seems to work fine for you, too. Did you want assurances of that before you signed up for the series?

Clive Owen: That’s obviously a concern for me. I was being asked to commit on the basis of reading only one script, but once I spoke to Steven [Soderbergh], he knew how smart the writers were … and I have to say they’ve sustained the journey of the character, and the stories down the line were even better than that original one, which I was pretty blown away by.

Zap2it: How is it to have Oscar and Emmy winner Steven Soderbergh directing all the episodes while he also serves as an executive producer?

Clive Owen: The reality is that [being the star of the series] was a huge thing to carry, but when you’re working with someone of his quality, the real joy is that you’re left to worry about just the things you’re supposed to — which is your acting. You know that everything else has been taken care of.

Source: Zap2it

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