Interview: Sam Elliott on “The Hero”

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Be sure to read my interview with the wonderful Sam Elliott on his role in “The Hero,” published on rogerebert.com.

In the film, your wife Katharine Ross plays Lee’s ex-wife. Did the two of you discuss what the history of your characters was?

No, that’s way too deep for Katharine or me. ‘Cause none of that stuff shows. I know actors go down that road. I know a lot of actors that I really respect that would go down that road. But I don’t think that’s really important for me. I think what’s important is having the correct words, and being able to commit to those words. And being honest. That to me is what’s most important, being honest.

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