Matthew Macfadyen Interview about Three Musketeers (Spanish)

Elmulticine has an exclusive interview with Matthew Macfadyen in Spanish.  You can read it in its original form HERE.  (found by Carmen!)

Below is the slightly cleaned up Google Translation into English. Hopefully it is close to Matthew's actual words:


Interview with Matthew Macfadyen talking about The Three Musketeers and his projects

Matthew McFadyen is the versatile actor who plays the musketeer Athos in the new 3D version of "The Three Musketeers." Versatile because he has been very successful in the theater, in television ("The Pillars of the Earth") and also in film with movies like the celebrated adaptation of Jane Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice" with Kiera Knightley and directed by Joe Wright, with whom he will work again in his next project. Has given rise to a multitude of classic literature and, on the occasion of the presentation of "The 3 Musketeers 3D" at the Festival of San Sebastian, we had the opportunity to conduct this interview.

September 30, 2011 / Javier Tamarit Lacomba What are the differences between the interpreter and Athos shown in the previous movies and the novel?
Matthew McFadyen: I do not know, I do not know the previous versions. Athos, I've played as I have found in the script.

EM: In that case, what do you think of your character?
MMF: He is disenchanted. His heart is broken and he has become a grouch. He has lost his faith at work, at home ... He has been betrayed by the person who he was in love with. It's a good character and I enjoyed playing him.

EM: How was the experience of playing under the command of Paul Anderson? How as a director?

MMF: Charming. First of all, he puts an incredible enthusiasm in what he does, he puts a lot of energy, good energy. And it gives great confidence to the actor, you feel safe and lets you try new things. It's really good.

EM: How did the training for the fight scenes?
MMF: Hard, was tough and fun. The coach was great, and a person of talent, very  talented. The specialists who conducted the fight scenes that seem to make ​​us dance, like we were dancing a waltz. At one point we moved slowly and then we increased the speed and moved faster ... it was great fun.

EM: Did you notice any difference with respect to 3D shooting a film in 2D?
MMF: No, for me there was no difference some.

EM: Do you think this new approach was needed to "The Three Musketeers" with so many new additions to reach audiences today?
MMF: Well, I don't know. I think this version is huge, but in a good sense of the word. I think it's fun and that people will enjoy it.

EM: You've played a number of characters in classical literature throughout your career. Was it fortuitous or was something wanted by you?
MMF: Fortuitous. Everything I have done in my career has been by chance. Everything. The only thing that has been under my control has been the ability to say "no". You know, you have to work to feed your family, but apart from looking for good scripts, otherwise everything has been casual.

EM: You have a great voice.
MMF: Thank you.

EM: That's true, what is the significance of a voice actor?
MMF: I think that is important. I mean, you have to listen, you have to be heard. There are people with very distinctive voices, like Judi Dench.

EM: You've played roles in theater, film and television half what you feel most comfortable?
MMF: in the theater before, but now more or less alike. But first, yes, I felt more relaxed playing theater.

EM: What do you think of 3D movies?
MMF: I do not know, it depends. I think for a movie like this is great because it is a great action movie. But do I need to see "The Godfather" in 3D. Why? But hey, do not know. We'll see, Scorsese is making a 3D movie. It is surprising to see a film like "The Three Musketeers" and see the directors work with glasses on. And as I said, the results are amazing movies like this, see how the sword comes to you ...

EM: Finally, Some new project we want to talk?
MMF: I have planned the film adaptation of Anna Karenina.

EM: Curious, another literary classic ...

MMF: Yes, I know. (laughs) I'll start shooting in a week with director Joe Wright.