Actors Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Johnny Harris and Brian Gleeson talk about transforming into dwarves for their roles in ...
'Snow White and the Huntsman.' (May 28)
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HEADLINE: Dwarfing around with Ray Winstone CAPTION: Actors Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Johnny Harris and Brian Gleeson talk about transforming into dwarves for their roles in 'Snow White and the Huntsman.' (May 28)CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: ALL SUBSCRIBERS PLEASE ENSURE THAT FILM CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE OR THAT THEY COME WITHIN THE PROMOTIONAL WINDOW FOR YOUR TERRITORY. SHOTLIST(including transcript):-Universal Pictures1. Trailer clip: "Snow White and the Huntsman" AP EntertainmentLondon, 14 May 20122. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Frost and Johnny Harris, actors:on special effectsFrost: "When you're going into a film which has got a lot of special effects you're never a hundred percent clear what you're doing and why you're doing it at any time, you just kind of have to listen out. I mean we had dwarf doubles as well that looked exactly like us, so it was quite weird on set coming in and seeing a little Johnny and a little Ray and a little Hoskins."Universal Pictures3. Film clip: "Snow White and the Huntsman" AP EntertainmentLondon, 14 May 20124. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Frost and Johnny Harris, actors: on going to dwarf campHarris: "Dwarf camp."Frost: "We went to dwarf camp. Yeah, we did go to dwarf camp."Harris: "We went to dwaft camp for about two weeks before the film. No, more than that actually, about three weeks of work where we'd go up to a farm. Steve Dent, who's one of the top stunt guys in the world..."Frost: "He's one of the biggest dwarf...he raises dwarfs. It was tough."Harris: "But we'd all go there. We all went there, all eight of us, and then each of us had a little person as well, so each character's essentially got two actors - it's got us and then we've all got a little person as well playing the same part, and so we'd all go up there with them and work out and learn how to walk correctly in proportion and then when they shrink it down hopefully it all looks real."5. SOUNDBITE (English) Brian Gleeson and Ray Winstone, actors:Gleeson: "We were two hours at Pinewood, or half the day, walking around a room with the guys who are playing our doubles, trying to get the walk down. It was quite surreal."Winstone: "I think Nick got it pretty good for the first one, yeah. He got on my nerves a bit. Didn't he you?"Gleeson: "You took a bit of work."Winstone: "Yeah, I did take a bit of work. I walk on the balls of my feet, that's why. I had to get rid of that, yeah. But there was all that kind of stuff but funnily enough, once you get the costume on, even though you think at some point you're never going to get it, you get the prosthetics on, which take forever, and it kind of falls into place, you know."Universal Pictures7. Film clip: "Snow White and the Huntsman" AP EntertainmentLondon, 14 May 20128. SOUNDBITE (English) Brian Gleeson and Ray Winstone, actors - on whether it was fun to bond as a group of guys on set:Winstone: "Yeah, we had to be careful not to enjoy it too much in a way, you know, because we kind of all knew one another and you get in early in the morning or late at night to get the prosthetics."Gleeson: "Yeah, there was some improv (improvisation) that got a bit out of hand."Winstone: "Yeah, I did. I got carried away. I always get carried away. Was that a little pop at me was it?"Gleeson: "No, no, no, no, no. There was a campfire scene and they were saying to us to try and start a fire. I think it was Ian McShane was saying 'let's rub two dwarves together and get a friction,' so it was a lot of fun but I think everyone was taking their work seriously, you know, because I think the dwarves are integral in their own way."Universal Pictures9. Trailer clip: "Snow White and the Huntsman"