Ben Mendelsohn intimidated by Steven Spielberg
The actor who is working with the legendary filmmaker on Ready Player One, says he was excited and nervous in the beginning
Actor Ben Mendelsohn felt intimidated by Steven Spielberg when he first started working with the filmmaker on Ready Player One.
About their very first encounter, Mendelsohn recalls, "I got very excited and nervous. I found it hard to look him in the eye. Steven's created a lot of legendary pop culture. The canon is so huge and so awesome." The actor says he loves Saving Private Ryan, 1941, and is "very, very partial to Poltergeist, with the girl and the television and the lovely little spirit lady."
Mendelsohn says he felt fully "immersed" in the virtual reality world after he played on a virtual reality gaming device to prepare for his role in the science fiction production. Speaking about his experience on a simulator, he says, "You're in a house and there are goblin-type dudes coming towards you as the lights go out. I'd hear a noise and look over and there'd be some beast that's advanced."
Ready Player One is slated for release on March 30, 2018.