Last night, 20th Century Fox held a lavish party at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood to celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of X-Men: First Class, which hits the shelves today, September 9. One of the many actors at the event was Lucas Till, who plays Alex Summers a.k.a. Havok. The young actor also recently wrapped production on heralded South Korean director Chan-wook Park's Stoker, which marks the filmmaker's English-language debut. Here's what Lucas Till had to say about working with the acclaimed director.
"I just finished Stoker for Fox Searchlight. It's an incredible script, man. It's going to be insane. Getting to work with director Park was phenomenal. I play a bully to Mia Wasikowska's character. If you've seen any of director Park's movies, imagine that, but in English with this phenomenal cast."
"It's funny. It's really weird that director Park... I mean, he can understand, but he does have his associate producer telling me all these things, communicating between the two of us. I can't talk to him directly, except for the fact that he can communicate what he wants within a fraction of an inch or a second, better than most directors I've ever worked with in my entire life. It's really cool to see."
"It was a bit crazy, man. I remember the first one was just going in with the casting director and doing what I thought was good. Then the next time, I think it really went down to I had hair in my face, and they weren't really responding. I slicked it back, and we went on to the next day. The next step I flew to London and met with (director) Matthew (Vaughn). I guess I did a good job because I got the role."
The actor talked about working with director Matthew Vaughn, and the unique traits which set him apart from other directors.
"I'll definitely tell you that Matthew will only tell you when you're screwing up, so it is complementary when he doesn't say a thing, which means you're doing your job. He's good at delegating and getting people to do their jobs correctly. It was really hands-off, performance-wise. I'm not saying that in a bad way, it was perfect. I've never really had that before and I really enjoyed the freedom to do what I want. I could do something different every time."
Lucas Till also shared what his favorite special feature is on today's Blu-ray and DVD release.
"I like the Cerebro Mutant Tracker. Although I am a fan, I always have been, I'm always trying to re-up my knowledge with all the connections to the characters. There were four movies prior to this one, so there's a lot of info."