November 28, 2014 • Category: Assassins
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In a new article with Digital Spy, Aaron Tveit talks about Assassins and playing the role of John Wilkes Booth. “You find yourself really empathizing with these characters,” he says, before following it with an elaboration on the production in general: “Then you snap out of it and think, ‘That’s nuts, how can I be feeling that?’ It offers a very fair perspective about these characters.”
There’s also talk about a Wicked movie adaptation, the first time Aaron has publicly commented on his potential involvement. His response to reprising Fiyero, this time on screen: “It would definitely be something I’d be interested in, were it to come up.” Did you hear that, Hollywood?
Check out an excerpt of the article below before heading to the source for the full piece:
Tveit will soon make his West End debut as John Wilkes Booth in Jamie Lloyd’s revival of Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Catherine Tate, Andy Nyman, and Jamie Parker are also among the ensemble cast, which follows 13 infamous individuals who attempted to kill the US President.
“When you hear the idea you say, ‘OK, well how’s that gonna happen?’,” he said of the musical. “Once you get into the show, you find yourself really empathizing with these characters, because you see what makes them tick and that they’re all damaged people.
“Then you snap out of it and think, ‘That’s nuts, how can I be feeling that?’ It offers a very fair perspective about these characters.”
Speaking about his castmates, he continued: “It’s quite an incredible group. We’re telling it as an ensemble piece where none of us ever really leave the stage.
“It’s a group of people who are used to being out and front in shows, and a lot of people are used to playing leading parts in shows, so for all of these people to come together and work as one unit has been so amazing.”
SOURCE: DIGITAL SPY