Aaron Eckhart has spent much of his career fighting not to be typecast as the all-American hero, what with his blond hair, blue eyes and chin that could level mountains. And he’s very much succeeded in that quest with his new movie, Wander, in which he plays a paranoid private eye-turned-podcaster who stumbles upon what could potentially be a vast conspiracy. He’s scuzzy, nervy, unpredictable, and a million miles away from films like The Dark Knight and The Core.
And, as Chris Hewitt discovered when he chatted to Eckhart on Zoom recently, that’s just how the actor likes it. So listen on as Eckhart talks about his process, how he likes to work with directors, what it’s like being directed by Clint Eastwood, Sean Penn, and Steven Soderbergh (to name but three), and how he bonded with his Wander co-star, and fellow Two-Face, Tommy Lee Jones. Two things of note: Eckhart was in his car, and on his phone, so bear that in mind. And Wander is out now, to rent or buy, wherever you get your PVOD films.
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