Jesse Plemons on Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Power of the Dog Improved

Plemons says his co-star’s ferocity “frustrates me,” even if they might laugh about it now.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons received rave reviews for their performance in Jane Campion’s.”The power of the dog“In this awards season. But while the Netflix cast and crew are currently enjoying an Oscar buzz thanks to an adaptation of Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel, the process of getting there hasn’t always been smooth.

Cumberbatch has drawn particular attention for his preparation of going into his portrayal of sadistic rancher Phil Burbank. He remained in character for three months during filming in New Zealand, smoking so much that he poisoned himself with nicotine. He learns to play the banjo, spends time castrating bulls, and undergoes dream analysis to gain insight into his character’s “complex psychology.”

In a new interview, Jesse Plemons says he was caught off guard by the intensity of his co-stars on set, especially during an incident where Cumberbatch made a comment about his weight, which he said said “it pissed me off.” “Once he got into my skin,” the actor told Variety. “He was like, ‘Hey, big boy.’ It’s not ‘fatso.’ I feel like a few people in my life said, ‘Hey, big boy,’ and I said, ‘Shit. What the hell. ‘”

Cumberbatch credits Jane Campion for creating an environment that allows him to be rough as part of his creative process. He said the director introduced him to the crew by saying, “’This is Phil. You will be working with Phil. Benedict is really nice but you’ll see him at the end of the shoot. ‘ That just allows me to commit to this character whose behavior is sometimes abhorrent, and not to feel guilty, ashamed, or self-conscious about it in any way. “

Acting the extreme method paid off, as Cumberbatch received the strongest reviews of his career for his nuanced performance, balancing vicious bullying with grief. deep. Plemons considers herself one of the fans of Cumberbatch’s performance, and has no hard feelings about the incident. He said that his co-star later tried to apologize for the incident.

“He said, “I’m so sorry,” Plemons said. “I said, ‘No, don’t worry. It’s great. ‘”

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