Stanley Tucci Talks Francis Lawrence and the Pressures of Sequels
Stanley Tucci has been doing media rounds for his latest film, Jack the Giant Slayer, and in a recent interview with Collider the topic of Catching Fire came up. When asked how this shoot was different from the first one, Tucci expanded on the differences between director Francis Lawrence and his predecessor, Gary Ross:
He was great, he’s lovely. I think Gary [Ross] did such an amazing job and Gary’s such a nice guy. They’re very different directors and personalities. Gary’s very garrulous and Francis is very quiet, but he’s very talented and I had a really nice time with him.
The actor also touched upon the pressure of working on the sequel to such a successful film, saying that “You never want to rest on your laurels. You just want to give it 100% every time.” Unfortunately, he couldn’t give us any details about the movie.
I’m sworn to secrecy number one, but also you have to remember I’m only there for a week and I shoot all my stuff on a stage and then that’s it, so I’m not even privy to what’s going on.