I know most of you have seen The Barrens by now and maybe you’re even getting a tad tired of us posting just about everything we find on it that has to do with Steve. Well, are you up for one more? Once again, we have Darren Lynn Bousman praising Steve for not just a job well done, but for the man he is.
Dread Central: Talk about casting Stephen Moyer as your lead; it was definitely ‘against type’ in comparison to his work on “True Blood” which I enjoyed.
Darren Lynn Bousman: Yeah, Stephen was great; the whole movie rests on his shoulders and he just kicks ass. I have tremendous respect for this guy; he always wanted to be on set as much as humanly possible and it wasn’t necessarily an ‘easy’ set to be on considering our location. But I think that that to me is what makes for a great actor- someone who was going to be there not only for the job, but as a team player in this whole process.
The range of emotions that he has to go through in 90 minutes is astounding and I think his work here really showed his acting chops off. He was totally down for anything and he took a big risk with this movie. I think that he saw it as a chance to do more than he gets to do on “True Blood”- being a reserved vampire- and show off that he does have this extreme emotional range when he’s got the right material.