Karl Urban learns from Sylvester Stallone’s Judge Dredd

It’s a trend these days where if you play a character that has been performed by another actor previously, you avoid watching that actor’s performance. The reason for that is because the actor wants to make the character his/her own. God bless Karl Urban for not wanting to do that, since he watched Sylvester Stallone’s Judge Dredd and studied the hell out of it.

In a recent Q&A panel at the London Film And Comic Con ‘Dredd’ Panel, he talks about researching Stallone’s Judge Dredd:

“I personally actually found it quite handy to look at that film to see what worked and what didn’t work. It really helped to inform me, as I was approaching the character, about choices I wanted to make and choices I didn’t want to make.”

Thanks, Stallone. Now we have Urban doing a quasi-Bale deep voice as he frowns like an old man begging for money.

As for his face being covered for the majority of the movie:

“You know entering into any film is a challenge and this one was an extraordinary challenge. First off the bat, knowing that I wasn’t going to have the benefit and use of my eyes, which is such a valuable asset and tool for an actor. And by the way, that’s the way it should be done”

Source: Reuters

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