Transmission cannot be easy. Even if you hire the most capable actor on the planet, there’s no guarantee they’ll be perfect for the role.
The higher the budget and the higher the stakes, the greater the pressure. Sand dunes Director Denis Villeneuve took a big gamble on himself and the film when he decided to shoot only the first part of the movie. Sand dunes in the hope that it will be popular enough to justify a second. That means there was a huge expectation by Villeneuve gave actor Timothée Chalamet the role of Paul Atreides.
In a recent conversation with AV Club, Villeneuve revealed that it wasn’t until one particular scene that he fully knew he had made the right choice.
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It’s a scene where Paul is tested by his mother Reverend with a deadly needle called Gom Jabbar into his neck and hand in a painful canister.
“I’ll tell you the truth. The thing is, there was a scene that we shot at the beginning of the shoot called the Gom Jabbar scene. We went through a process of transformation, unconscious, strange, and transformative. That’s when we were doing the scene I saw this transformation into Timothee, and when I saw that power rise to what he brought to the character that I watched with my own eyes, Paul Atreides became a person. something else. When that happened, Timothee couldn’t see, but I was dancing behind the camera.”
Apparently, the scene was done so well that it caused Villeneuve naturally cursed during the interview.
“I said, ‘Oh my gosh, this is great. He is very strong. I’m very happy. Thank the gods of cinema. I didn’t f**k it up! ‘ I chose the right Paul Atreides. ”
Villeneuve and Chalamet is working hard Dune: Part Two currently scheduled for release in October 2023.
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