Bryan Singer and Peter Dinklage talk about Bolivar Trask in X-Men: DOFP
Several interviews from the latest issue of Empire with the cast and crew for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST have made their way online, including this discussion with director Bryan Singer and Peter Dinklage on Dinklage's Bolivar Trask. Empire asked the two if it was fair to compare Trask to Adolf Hitler, and Dinklage said Trask isn't as bas as the infamous dictator because the character actually believes he's doing something good for the world.
"I wouldn't go so far as Hitler. I sympathise with the man, having played him, and I don't know how one does that with Hitler...Trask does actually believe that what he's doing is going to save the world."
Bryan Singer also believes the two are similar, and shared his thoughts on why he thinks Bolivar Trask is a bit like Hitler.
"Trask is, ultimately, a peace lover. He feels that humanity will go on fighting each other unless they find some common element to unite against. Perhaps as Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat to bond the darker parts of Europe, he's doing the same thing with mutants."
"I'm a huge fan of his. But there's also something interesting about his size. I'm sure he went very underestimated throughout life. Trask comments on that - I don't know if it'll be in the final picture - but he says, 'I was underestimated, so do not underestimate these creatures."
Peter Dinklage also had this to say about his size:
"I am this guy who's four and a half feet tall, but my life doesn't constantly address it. With me playing that role, I had to think about that stuff. I'm not going to play my violin, but with my dwarfism, I'm a bit of a mutant. I can't move metal or anything, but I thought of it as self-loathing. Deep down, Trask can be quite sensitive about that aspect of himself. And sorry to go back to Hitler, but he wasn't a six foot, perfect blond Aryan. He was a short, funny looking fellow. And talk about a moustache!"
I have a feeling Peter Dinklage is going to absolutely own as Bolivar Trask in Bryan Singer's new film. He's one of the reasons why I'm very excited for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, and he should do a fantastic job as the villain. Hopefully a new trailer is released soon featuring Trask's creations, and it'll be interesting to see the future Sentinels in action.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will hit theaters on May 23rd, 2014.
|Source:||Empire (via CBM)|