Logan Lerman & Gabriella Wilde Interview For ‘The Three Musketeers’
“One-for-all and all-for-one.” The hot-headed young D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas’ classic story ‘The Three Musketeers.’ They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson’s, the action adventure is given a state of the art update in 3-D. The film also stars Mads Mikkelson, Gabriella Wilde, Freddie Fox, James Corden and Juno Temple. ‘The Three Musketeers’ is released in cinemas October 12th in the UK, and October 21st in the US. Look out for more in-depth interviews closer to the films release date.
How was it to play such an iconic character in D’Artagnan?
Logan Lerman: It was great. D’Artagnan is a cocky young swordsman, who at the beginning of the film is leaving home, a small town home, he’s leaving for the big city, Paris, in hopes to become a Musketeer. It’s that fantasy when you are a kid, running around the house with a stick pretending like you’re sword fighting. Everybody wants to be D’Artagnan, everybody wants to be one of the Musketeers – it’s pretty surreal to be playing one of these characters.
Gabriella, can you tell us a little bit about your character in ’The Three Musketeers,’ Constance?
Gabriella Wilde: Well she’s incredibly naïve because she’s young, yet at the same time she’s very smart, she’s not necessarily like all the other ladies in waiting. She’s very interested in everything, she’s exciting by D’Artagnan because he comes from somewhere she knows nothing about, and at the same time he knows nothing about her life. When she first meets him there’s this big fight scene, she doesn’t run away from it, she’s looking, she wants to see what’s going on, she sort of plays with him. She’s confident but I think you also see moments where she’s thrown – when D’Artagnan appears in the place and she’s so embarrassed that he spoke to her in front of the Queen, she doesn’t know how to handle that because she is really young. She’s also insanely loyal, there’s so many different aspects to her, and there’s so many different moments in the film that show them, I really liked that.
How does wearing the costumes and being on location help you get into character?
Logan Lerman: To read a script at home, to read this movie at home for the first time – I’m from Los Angeles, in that city, in my room, in my normal life – I found it very difficult to get into the role, or kind of understand the character. But the minute we got out to Germany and started rehearsing at these locations, with the wardrobe and everything, it all just came together naturally. That was a lot of fun, it always helps.
How was it for you Gabriella being on such a big scale production?
Gabriella Wilde: It was hugely exciting to be on a movie so elaborate, with the costumes, the sets. It’s so far away from everything you know that it’s sort of terrifying and exciting – because everything’s new. When you get in the costumes you immediately feel different and like your character. You have to stand differently and move differently, you’re in pain in weird places (laughs), you feel what it’s like for them really, I’m sure they had it much worse, we get to take it off at the end of the day.
You’re involved with a tonne of action, what sort of training did you do to portray D’Artagnan?
Logan Lerman: We went through months and months of training to be able to look like I could sword fight in this movie. We trained for maybe four months, three months before filming. Then throughout filming, just everyday perfecting a new fight sequence. Our goal was to show audiences something that they have never seen before – so we worked really really hard to make this look amazing.
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