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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Matthew Fox HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Star Trek"  photo
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Feb 27, 2013
Matthew Fox – Emperor
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills
Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

Q1: Your character is based on a real person. How much research did you do to prepare for this film? Did you visit his family?

MF: No. Yes my character is based on a historical figure, Bonner Fellers, a Brigadier General. He was in fact sort of MacArthur's sort of right hand man during the South Pacific campaign. Then he was one of the key figures that MacArthur brought to Tokyo when he set up the occupation after the surrender in August of forty five. I didn't feel like it was, number one, not a lot is known about Bonner Fellers, but I read all of his reports. I did research to the extent that I thought it would help me. You know, ultimately we were making a movie, and making a movie that has a narrative thrust and hopefully is moving, and eye opening and interesting to the audience, and my focus needed to be there, and I didn't want to get too sort of mired in the minutia of...

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