Jenkins just saw “Nightmare Alley” right before talking to Looper, say, “I really loved it. It was Guillermo. You wanted to say, ‘Oh, it was Guillermo del Toro that did it.’
The actor – whose other films include “The Visitor”, “Burn After Reading”, “Step Brothers” and “The Cabin in the Woods” – said he had “never met” del Toro prior to filming ” The Shape of Water” ” with him.
“My agent called and said, ‘Guillermo del Toro wants to email you. “I said, ‘Really? Okay.’ It says: “Hi, I’m Guillermo del Toro. Here’s the script for “The Shape of Water.” I want you to play Giles. I hope you love it as much as I do.’ It was the email. I read it, and the next day, I sent it back to him. He got an email and I said, ‘I think I do,’ and that’s it.”
Jenkins met the boisterous director while making “The Shape of Water” and was struck by his vast intelligence, unrelenting drive, and love for all things art and storytelling. story. “At my age and hanging out with Guillermo del Toro … it’s a great thing,” says Jenkins. “Guillermo is like no other in the world. He’s like a Mexican Mike Nichols in the Mike Nichols sense, I don’t think he ever repeats himself. He’s exciting, and Guillermo is. “
https://www.looper.com/679094/the-humans-star-richard-jenkins-shares-his-feelings-on-working-with-guillermo-del-toro-exclusive/ People star Richard Jenkins shares his feelings about working with Guillermo Del Toro