The British star plays around eight or nine different roles in Alex Garland's folk horror movie 'Men'.
The Oscar-nominated star says men and women have to be 'in a conversation with each other' about feminist issues.
What a nice man Stanley Tucci is. Intelligent, courteous, amusing, a smart conversationalist. If you were having a dinner party, Tucci would be the first person you’d want at your table. But what the hell would you cook? Tucci is a terrific actor, whose long career includes major film and television roles and a cluster of awards, but meeting him it’s easy to get the impression that the thing he loves talking about most in the world is food. Tucci loves to eat. ‘I do!’ And he loves cooking. He co-wrote and co-directed one of the great films about food, Big Night, and starred in the film Julie & Julia as the husband of Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep), the chef who introduced French cooking to America. He is the author of two cookbooks himself, The Tucci Cookbook (2012) and The Tucci Table: Cooking with Family and Friends (2015) and is working on a food memoir. On the day we meet, he’s hosting a Zoom ‘cookalong’ for the literary agency Curtis Brown, where his wife Felicity Blunt works (Tucci is one of her clients). ‘I’m doing a fettuccine con funghi,’ he says. ‘Mushrooms. A little onion, shallot, vegetable stock, a little butter, parmigiana, a little parsley over the top… Delicious!’
From coming-of-age heartwarmer Jimmy Grimble to gritty biopic The Damned United, the highs and lows of one of the world’s most dramatic sports have made for good cinematic fodder. This week, David Beckham is in cinemas playing the role of Trigger (no, not that one) in Guy Ritchie’s latest blockbuster, Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Could it be that his talent for scoring goals from the halfway line and curling in free kicks doesn’t necessarily translate to an ability to master Stanislavskian acting techniques as part of a filmic portrayal of an aggrieved Arthurian henchman?