Thursday, October 02, 2008

A Flash of Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear felt "an incredible responsibility" while playing embattled inventor Bob Kearns in Flash of Genius "because of how much I ultimately respected the man — based not only on the script, which was a starting point for me, but also because of all the research I did, all the people I talked to. Truthfully, I didn't know anything about him — had never read the New Yorker magazine profile, didn't know anything about his legal battles — until I was offered the role. And the more I came to know him, the more I felt a real obligation to him. . . . I wanted to, as accurately as possible, leave the audience with a sense of who this man was. The idea that, at the end of the day, it wasn't about money, it was about principle — that, to me, made his fight all the more incredible." You can read my entire Houston Chronicle interview with Kinnear here.

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