Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt explained what underlies the changes in his characters in the 2019 movie, 7500, which he played most recently after becoming a father.
In 2010, Levitt appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Inception with his role as Arthur. After he became a father, he took a long break from the screens to spare time for his wife and children. But, the 33-year-old actor came back with a thriller-drama movie, 7500, which tells that a pilot keeps control of the plane during a terrorist attack. Besides the terrorist attack, his wife, the mother of his child, is on the plane with him.
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Levitt revealed how 7500’s director Patrick Vollrath fitted his fatherhood ability to his character Tobias Ellis. He stated:
“Very much, actually. It’s a good question because in fact, in the original script, the character was not a father. And the filmmaker, Patrick Vollrath, when he came to my house for the first conversation that we had, he met my family, and I think he took some inspiration from that. He later asked me, “Hey, would you be open to adding this story element because seeing you with your kids made me think that it would feel really powerful and true to you.” And it was the first time I’ve ever played a father.”
He also said that being a father is a big part of the powerful feelings that came to the surface in this movie. He continued:
“You don’t meet my character’s child, but you do meet the mother of this child. That storyline is important, and I absolutely think that all of the powerful feelings I have as a dad were a big part of the powerful feelings that came to the surface in this movie. And this is exactly what Patrick is so good at. He gears his entire filmmaking process around the actor’s ability to feel real and powerful feelings.”
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