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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Liev Schreiber HollywoodNewsWire.net  ""Defiance" 2008 AFI Fest Closing Night Gala"  photo
Defiance
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 7, 2008
Liev Schreiber - Defiance

Q1: Did that at all help to define your performance in a different way than perhaps if you were not Jewish? Did you approach the role any differently? And have also made a film yourself that dealt with the Jewish experience.
LS: Perhaps. You know? If anything, I would say that it had less to do with being Jewish than it had to do with being of Eastern European heritage. For me, I felt that there were cultural things that I had been afforded more time with, perhaps, than some of the other actors. Because of my family, and also because of the films I'd worked on in the past. But – I don't know that any of those really mattered.

Q2: Did you have a firsthand knowledge of Holocaust experiences that you could defer back to, that you knew about?
LS: No. Only that I'd worked on Holocaust films, and I'd researched Holocaust films in the past. And – you know, I – I – you know, I grew up in the Lower East Side of New York, and I'm hal...

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