It seems that Dafoe was rather taken by his experience with motion capture on the shoot of John Carter, and our interview focuses primarily on that. One of the most interesting points he raises is that the collaboration between actors and animators in a mo-cap performance isn’t all that different that the collaboration between an actor, director and editor in conventional, live action film.
He also enjoyed talking about acting on stilts, so if you’re planning to buy him a birthday present it’s probably worth stopping off at your local circus.
Tomorrow we’ll be putting up our interviews with Lynn Collins and Taylor Kitsch. If you can’t wait for that, check out our report from last week’s premiere here.