- Published: Monday, 22 September 2014 05:37
- Written by coolshades
Jeremy Renner, white-hot nova from “The Hurt Locker,” shines again. It’s “Kill the Messenger.” Not a musical. So why never do something light and frothy?
“I want to. I can. I grew up as a singer. Listen, in the old days James Cagney played tough shoot-’em-up bad guys plus song-and-dance musicals. So, don’t give up on me.
“But this is about a real guy whose style I had to learn. A father and husband, which is special to him, but he’s an investigative reporter. It’s relative now. Big media heat today about whistle blowing and truth-seeking. My guy’s job is his life. He’s brave enough — and stupid enough — to slide into dark rabbit holes in search of truth.
“Then comes this amazing man’s shameful, tragic, sad mistreatment. What happens when you ruffle feathers and uncover drug money and what’s illegal. I won’t look for love in Washington with this because you can’t do truth now. You make enemies, not friends.
“Y’know, I’d love someday to do Broadway, but no time. My workload’s heavy. I haven’t two free weeks on this planet. Look, I don’t watch TV, haven’t been to a movie theater in years, can’t catch a Broadway show, and only saw ‘Hurt Locker’ once.”
So who are you, where’d you come from?
“I’m easygoing, lived in New York’s East Village for a minute, which I loved. Spring or fall, no better place on the planet. I left because it’s not always spring or fall. Starting out I worked as a department store makeup artist. Listen, it beat bartending.
“And most important thing in my life is my daughter. I’m 43, one of seven kids. Since I’m 12 I’ve been changing diapers.”