Can you believe it has been 18 years since Adrien brody went from being a Hollywood actor to being an Oscar winner? Today Brody shifts his attention for a moment from cinema to television as he stars in the new series Chapelwaite, premiere tonight at 10 p.m. / 9 p.m. at the center on EPIX. “I had been looking forward to finding something like this for a long time,” Brody told me at Forbes.
Based on the news Jerusalem Lot through Stephen king and adapted for the small screen by Jason and Peter Filardi, Chapelwaite follows new widower Charles Boone (Brody) and his family as they try to adjust to their odd new home in Maine in the 1850s and the mysteries surrounding their parents Boone, the nearby town, and its unwelcoming residents.
“I liked this addition of a father grappling with the burden of having now, after the death of his wife, this new responsibility of caring for the well-being of his children, in addition to all the other burdens that he was confronted, ”Brody continues. “I thought it would be a fascinating journey to take as a man and he’s an interesting protagonist, and so that first of all attracted me to the role. EPIX held up a lot and I think we’re in between good guys. hands.
Chapelwaite seeks to captivate viewers with his darker tone and captivating acting performances from a solid cast of actors led by Brody and Schitt Creek actress Emily hampshire. In addition, the advantage of always being on cable over network TV is that it also allows Chapelwaite to refrain from showing the most haunting and sometimes bloody images without much discretion on the screen.
Brody is also an executive producer on this project, a role behind the camera of which he is very proud. “I have a responsibility to help steer the ship the best that I can and to contribute what I can. The knowledge that I have gained over the years that I have gained to help defend the things that I think are important to the show also helps with some issues and sometimes many other aspects of the production. . I think it is important. I’ve been here for a long time and have been doing this for a long time and I have a certain level of understanding that is valuable, so it’s for everyone’s good, I think, the more I can be involved.
It’s far from the story’s first on-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s vast library of spooky tales, and Brody openly shares his admiration for the iconic author. “He’s such a unique writer. I mean, obviously so many people gravitate around his work and have interpreted his work and made cinematic adaptations of his work. He is remarkable. I love how he can create such a visual realm. The narrative is so beautiful and tormented and I just love it. I dig his work.
Now 48, Brody has noticed that his mindset and approach to Hollywood evolves over time and that his commitment to the projects continues. “I’m an actor and I’ve always been an actor and I’ve worked my whole adult life. I guess obviously if you spend a lot of time working in a field, you gain an intimate knowledge of how it works. I guess I understand aspects of the film industry in a much greater capacity. I recently co-wrote a film that I had wanted to make for many years and produced and raised funds. It’s just evolved, I guess, as I evolved as a man. I started young and I’m a very passionate human being and a very emotionally driven person and I guess I’ve also gotten a little more analytical over the years but haven’t lost my emotional openness and depth. My desire to connect with the characters. I grew a little bit as my career developed.
Thinking of the night of March 23, 2003, when Brody won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in the film The pianist, I concluded my conversation with Brody by asking him if he would give advice to his former self as he looked back on that special night, after all he’s been through and achieved in his life so far.
“It was such a unique experience. You can’t go back and give advice on something like that and if ever I’m lucky enough to have material that gives me the opportunity to be up there again it wouldn’t be the same thing, isn’t it? It would never compare to what it was and what it was back then and how much of an underdog I was and the movie was. But I know a lot now, I guess, putting forward what I wish I had known then. That I would like. I think at that time and before that, it was quite a remarkable whirlwind that I was clinging to.