After taking on the role in “Wolf,” George MacKay decided that Jacob really believed he was a “wolf in a man’s body.” That led to a whole new set of questions for MacKay: “The joy of the role is trying to find a combination of living with animal instincts. Like how he sees the world?”
MacKay’s goal is to be as close to wolf nature as possible, explaining, “All wolf study is the human interpretation of a human, but there are some amazing things about how wolves work or are considered to work on a more scientific level that I think is interesting for the character. and tie that to the journey he’s on. “
To get the physique of a human carrying himself like a wolf, MacKay turned to motion capture experts Notary Terry. “Working with Terry was amazing,” MacKay enthused. “One of the biggest things we’ve studied, before the aesthetics of crawling and the kind of physical work that’s more obvious in that sense is, what’s wild? What if it’s not human?”
Another important aspect of playing a wolf for MacKay is learning how to howl and make it sound the way he wants. “It’s a mix of going, ‘Okay, he’s a wolf. He’s howling. What is a howling wolf?He say.
Final result? The performance could turn out to be one of the weirdest and most intriguing this year, all without the help of visual effects or hairy makeup.
“Wolf” is currently showing in theaters.
https://www.looper.com/707613/wolf-star-george-mackay-reveals-his-secret-behind-playing-a-man-who-thinks-hes-an-animal-exclusive/ Wolf star George MacKay reveals his secret behind playing a man who thinks he’s an animal