Christopher Plummer was all set to go to Florida on a vacation when he was approached by director Ridley Scott to replace Kevin Spacey in All The Money In The World. In a recent interview with Hollywood Reporter, he confessed about how deep down he knew he would do the film.
“I’ve always been a fan of Ridley and wanted to work with him. I thought, “My God, here’s an incredible chance!” We talked for a few minutes. He obviously has an extraordinary sense of humour, and that endeared him to me immediately. I told him, “Listen, I have to go home and read the script,” which I did. I kind of knew I was going to do it even if I hated the script. I had a feeling. It was almost insane, so I thought, “Great, let’s try it!” Then I forgot about Florida and lying out in the sun and all that,” says Christopher.
They reshot all his scenes in nine days. Not just that, Christopher even declined to see the footage with Kevin in the role. “It doesn’t do an actor any good to watch someone else. When you take over a part in the theatre, it’s better that you don’t go and see it first so you’re not influenced in any way. The role comes from you. I saw some of the kidnapping stuff, which I thought was very well done, but that’s all I saw. Bits and pieces that didn’t involve J Paul Getty at all. I hadn’t seen the trailer (with Kevin) either,” comments Christopher.
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