SWCP: Fale-nos um pouco sobre o seu papel em Star Wars.
O Steven sabe como fazer cada trabalho no estúdio (ele e a câmara - fazem funcionar o filme inteiro exceto o trabalho de segunda unidade)!O que faz com que os atores o admirem mais do que com alguns diretores menos talentosos (muitas vezes somos tratados como uma maldade necessária!).Gosto dele e admiro-o muito.
SWCP: Estando já confirmadas as presenças de alguns atores da clássica trilogia de Star Wars para o novo filme desta saga que desta vez será produzido pela Disney, caso seja também convidado, aceita participar nesse filme?
J.G: Naturalmente, mas não há nenhuma hipótese! Estou demasiado velho para algo que eles pudessem bolar para mim, e o papel do Obi-Wan já está ocupado! Sei que o Alec Guiness o interpretará da sepultura!
SWCP: Que mensagem gostaria de enviar aos seus fãs?
J.G: Continuem a ser fãs. Precisamos tanto de vocês tal como nos sentimos muito lisonjeados por parecer que vocês também precisam de nós. Frequento bastantes convenções agora, e sempre encontro o entusiasmo, a cortesia e o respeito de todos vós. O que fazem é um passatempo predileto fascinante e digno, tal como colecionar selos ou renovar veículos antigos, gosto de me encontrar sempre convosco; Bem, houve algumas exceções ímpares! Mas a rudeza é comum a cada passo da vida, não é?
Being primarily a classical stage actor, the British Julian Glover is best known for film rules such as James Bond, Indiana Jones, The 4 Th Protocol and Star Wars: The Empire strikes back in the role of General Maximilian Veers.
SWCP: Please, tell us about your role in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
J.G: I play the role of General Maximillian Veers, a loyal hard-working and conscientious officer in the army of the Empire, who would never dream of disobeying an order, even if he sometimes finds cause to question it, as with Darth Vader. He is a very skilled, efficient warrior, who knows that his function, as with all good soldiers, is to maintain the security and well-being of those of a similar political and social attitude.
SWCP: Your talent for accents and 2cold expression” made you an ideal choice for playing refined villains. Do you agree with this opinion?
J.G: I hope that my talents as an actor extend beyond my accents and cold expressions! But, yes, in certain cases you are right - I certainly seem, on screen, to specialize in rather up-market Baddies! There was a time early in my career when I would tell the casting directors not to cast me, as the audience would always know that I was the crook! Those days are now over, and a great deal of my work is more varied, thought the fans would generally know me for my villainous adventures!
SWCP: Having been directed by two “magicians “of the 7 th art such as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, which differences do
you note more in the way of directing between these two directors?
J.G: Lucas and Spielberg! Well, to compare them would be like asking whether Harrison Ford is a better actor than Sean Connery! Lucas is more like a solver of puzzles, and is meticulous in clarifying the story at all times. He does not encourage any sort of improvisation on the actors' parts, though whether he does with other departments I don't know. Remember that I was only on the film for a week, and had no in-depth character work to pursue. George Lucas is not very approachable, though very courteous. Steven, on the other hand, is very approachable, and loves actors beyond t heir ability to 'get away' with a role! Adores improvisation; in fact one of the funniest lines in the film was an off-the-cuff remark from Sean, as we rehearsed a particular sequence. Steven knows how to do every job on the set (he camera- operated the whole film except the second unit's work) bar acting! Which makes him admire them more, not less, as with some lesser talented directors (we are often treated as a necessary evil!)? I would do one line in a training film for Steven; I like and admire him so much.
SWCP: Being already confirmed the presence of some actors from the classic trilogy of Star Wars for the new film of the saga produced by Disney Studios, if you are also invited to participate in this film, do you accept?
J.G: Of course I would, but there's no chance! I'm far too old for anything they might cook up, and the part of Obi is already cast! I know that Alec would play him from the grave!
SWCP: What message would you like to leave for your fans?
J.G: Keep it up, fans. We need you as much as you, very flatteringly, seem to need us. I attend quite a lot of conventions now, and always find enthusiasm, courtesy and respect from you all. What you do is a fascinating and dignified hobby, like stamp collecting or renovation of old vehicles, and I love meeting you always; well, there has been the odd exception! But rudeness is common to every walk of life, isn't it?