Un nouveau photoshoot de Logan est disponible depuis quelques heures. Réalisé pour le magazine Interview Magazine, les photos ont été prises par le photographe Robbie Fimano. Les photos sont disponibles dans la galerie du site ainsi que l’interview de Logan (non traduit pour l’instant) en bas d’article.

L’interview qui sera prochainement disponible en français :

LOGAN LERMAN: How you been, man? How’s the shoot going?

MICHAEL SHANNON: I can’t complain, we had a fun day today. I was getting tied up and beaten up, all that good stuff—everything that makes movies exciting. Where are you?

LERMAN: I’m in New York right now. I came out here for the photo shoot for this piece.

SHANNON: How many outfits did you put on?

LERMAN: Um … there wasn’t a lot of clothing involved.

SHANNON: I find it exhausting sometimes, changing my clothes over and over again. Takes a lot of energy, lot of mental concentration. Has anyone ever asked you to get emotional, like, cry or something, in a shoot?

LERMAN: I’ve had photographers who tried to direct me like that and I just can’t do it. Still photos are so uncomfortable. There’s something about 24 frames per second that’s more freeing. I mean, when it’s just one frame at a time … not to mention they threw this beautiful, naked model in the middle of this shoot. You take an awkward guy and you make it more awkward.

SHANNON: What the hell? Was there any temptation there? Were you able to restrain yourself?

LERMAN: I was able to restrain myself.

SHANNON: Have you ever had to do any big, hot scenes in movies?

LERMAN: I just did my first one. It really wasn’t that bad. I had built it up to be so much more than it was. I kept psyching myself out. But then, you stick to the script, and it’s a character, so it’s a lot easier.

SHANNON: So you’re done with the David Ayer film?


SHANNON: I heard that project took, like, eight months. Did you have to do a lot of training?

LERMAN: Yeah, there was a lot of prep. Ayer was adamant about us being there for the whole process. We worked on it for about four months before shooting.

SHANNON: Whoa, intense. Was it just doing a lot of running and push-ups, or was there anything more specific?

LERMAN: Well, some of the stuff I can’t talk about. But, some of the cool stuff was, like, meeting with World War II veterans and with guys who were about to be deployed. We met with a bunch of military advisors—just constantly talking to people and picking their brains on war and their experiences. I’ve never been through a prep experience like that. That was so intense and so long.

SHANNON: You didn’t have to do that for the Percy Jackson movies?

LERMAN: [laughs] No, man. That was all physical stuff.

SHANNON: Have you seen a lot of World War II motion pictures?

LERMAN: A ton.

SHANNON: Did you think there was something in particular that was going to set this apart from our rather broad scope of World War II dramas?

LERMAN: Yeah, I haven’t seen a good tank movie in a long time. The last one I can really think of was Kelly’s Heroes [1970]. And that was a comedy.

SHANNON: Did Brad Pitt boss you around a lot?

LERMAN: Oh, a ton. He tortured me. All the guys did. I play the new guy that gets his ass beat in every scene. And these guys tortured me every day on set.

SHANNON: Jesus. So it’s a lot like your experience on Noah?

LERMAN: [laughs] Yeah, exactly. Noah was a vacation. Noah was paradise.

SHANNON: There are some really great actors in the Ayer film with you—Shia and Michael Peña, and who’s the other fellow?

LERMAN: Jon Bernthal.

SHANNON: Obviously, if you were riding around in the tank, you had to build some pretty strong relationships. Did you get a little sad that you weren’t going to be seeing these guys every day?

LERMAN: It was kinda like I had Stockholm Syndrome. These guys were so horrible to me at first, and then, after a while, I really respected them. I had a lot of love for them. And I still do. But I still keep in mind that they treated me like shit for a lot of it.

SHANNON: Hey, what goes around comes around. So, I understand that you’ve been acting since you were 5 years old?

LERMAN: Yeah, it’s been a while.

SHANNON: Do you think you’ll still be acting when you’re 80 years old? You think you’ll pull out 75 years of acting?

LERMAN: That’d be nice. I just like doing what we do.

SHANNON: But your relationship with acting must have changed as you’ve grown older. I can’t imagine you enjoy doing it for the same reasons now as you did when you were 5.

LERMAN: No, I was kind of guided into acting by my mom, and as a kid, I did it for fun. It was just a way to get out of school. But then I grew this great passion for film and really appreciated the position that I was in, and I was like, “I’m going to start acting.” I started doing roles and working with people that I really respected and became passionate about the art form of acting. And I’m still trying to figure it out. Still learning, you know?

SHANNON: Can you pinpoint a project where you had a realization that your connection to acting was going to another level? Or becoming more—for lack of a better word—serious?

LERMAN: 3:10 to Yuma. It kind of opened my eyes to what it’s all about, what a character is, how to approach a character.

SHANNON: Did you find yourself gathering some wisdom from the people who you were around?

LERMAN: Yeah, I did. But I’m quiet. I’m pretty shy on set. I didn’t really pick the brains of the actors I was working with. I just kind of did it my way.

SHANNON: That’s true. One doesn’t really go up to people on set and say, “So, how do you think I should do this?”

LERMAN: Exactly. It’s really about just finding your own comfort ability and understanding your character and all that, so I just decided to go for it.

SHANNON: In Noah, do you have long hair and a beard?

LERMAN: Ha-ha. No. I wish I could grow a beard, man. I can’t grow facial hair for shit.

SHANNON: There are hormones you can take for that.

LERMAN: I’ve tried ’em all. It put hair in all the wrong places.