Guillermo del Toro - RT's Dinner and the Movies Interview
The visionary director spends an hour talking to us about his career.
Part 11 of 12: On his love of idiosyncrasy...
Highlights from the video:
Continue onto part 12, as we conclude our conversation with del Toro by discussing the trouble with modern-day Hollywood.
The only moral crossroads, really, is when it really happens. You cannot be an armchair moralist. You can be a film purist only if you have gone through the grinder. You can't be a film purist from the comfort of your home. It's the same thing as saying, "I never sold out." How would you know if no-one has ever tried to buy you? In that sense, the degree to which you reaffirm your personality is important.
That was one of the reasons I didn't do [the third Harry Potter film
] - because the books I loved - but the first two movies didn't connect with me. Alfonso went in and did what remains my favourite of the movies so far.
I think Hellboy II
is going to be an interesting thing because it is infinitely more idiosyncratic than the first. Hellboy is kind-of a klutz, and I love him for that. What is the everyday life of one of these super-powerful guys? Does he have to pick his socks? Who rinses the ball-sweat from the Batsuit? Those are aspects that intrigue me to a point!