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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Ron Livingston HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Music Within"  photo
Music Within
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Oct 14, 2007
Ron Livingston – Music Within

Q1: What was the biggest challenge for you in this role?
RL: I think the biggest challenge was letting go of the idea that I was playing a deaf guy. I got really excited about that because that's the kind of thing actors get really excited about. I went and saw Children of a Lesser God again and I went and had some special earplugs made so I could walk around and not hear and have to read people's lips. And then I met Richard and was excited to kind of see in the ways that his deafness manifested itself, and there weren't any. I don't know if you had a chance to talk to him, but you can't tell that he can't hear. You would never know. You would never be able to guess. He speaks, his voice is better than mine and he just doesn't miss anything. So that kind of threw me a little bit. How am I going to play this? And it was at that moment that the film kind of opened up for me because I realized I was making exactly the mistake that he sort of spent ...

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