Picks and Pans Review: There Will Be Blood's Paul Dano... Look Who's Talking
His character in Little Miss Sunshine refused to speak, but the actor, 23, is opening up about playing Blood's sermonizing preacher Eli Sunday.
YOU GIVE QUITE A CONVINCING SERMON. It was a rush! The "congregation" of locals where we shot in Texas latched onto me. They'd follow me around a bit: "That was a great sermon, Brother Eli!"
BUT THEN COSTAR DANIEL DAY-LEWIS BEATS YOU UP! Yeah, I had the privilege of being slapped and getting mud stuffed in my mouth by Daniel. But I did have one scene where I slapped the hell outta him too, so that was thrilling.
THERE'S OSCAR BUZZ AROUND YOU AND THE FILM. WANT ONE? I might have had a delusion or two of that as a boy....
YOU ATTEND THE NEW SCHOOL IN NEW YORK. HOW DO YOU JUGGLE EVERYTHING? I should be working on a paper right now for Russian utopian literature, but I'm not! I'm so behind, I can't even remember what my topic is.
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