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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Mark Strong HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"  photo
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 5, 2011
Mark Strong - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: What attracted you to this character? Were you a fan of the book or the miniseries?
MS: You grow up as a schoolboy in England and if you're reading anything at all, eventually you're going to come across John le Carre. So I read it in my late teens, so I was aware of it. Then I really enjoyed "Let the Right One In." I thought Tomas was a great director and film is a director's medium so you want to make sure you're in safe hands. Then I found out what the cast was, some of them. Most importantly, I just thought Jim Prideaux was a really interesting character to play in light of what I've been doing recently. So all those things meant it was an easy choice.

Q2: How many times did you have to read the script?
MS: No more than usually really. I know it's a complicated film and it's brilliant in that it mirrors the book in that way because the book is really kind of arcane and difficult. You never qui...

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