Michael Ironside He has been handling stunt roles for decades. Moviegoers who are at least in their 30s will remember him instantly Starship Troopers, Scanners, And total recall. Recently, he’s graced both the big and small screen with supporting roles in projects like no one and even Barry, which unfortunately will end soon. Among his many new projects recognition, a new drama movie just released to fans. It follows an ambitious, up-and-coming local attorney (Clark Backow) who takes on the recently dismissed small-town case of a young woman (Sarah Hay) who accuses three men of sexual assault. When a DA joins forces with a skeptical detective (Ironside) and puts her career on the line to uncover the truth, little does she know that the web she untangles leads to a sobering story of murder, lies, and deception that just might change the life of the town. history forever.
We recently caught up with ironside who tackled his sexy character in recognition And other recent projects. He also detailed the importance of telling an objective story such as recognition.
Addressing an important topic
MW: Can you talk about your detective character in recognitionWhat did he stand for, and what drew you to the role?
Michael Ironside: The script was sent to me by a producer I had worked with before, John Keyes. And he said, “Take a look at this. I think it’s something you might find interesting.” And he is definitely right. It was well written. I said, “Sure. I’d love to be a part of this.” He put me in touch with Dayna Hanson, who is our manager, and we talked a lot about FaceTime and other things. And it deals with sexual assault… It’s a topic that, I think, should be on more common and open ground. It’s an education that we’re drawn to, it’s a conversation that we’re beginning to try to open up to. And I play a detective who’s, you know, pretty tough, kind of, disciplined in his ways, about to retire. And his young assistant, who I believe is politically motivated, wants to reopen a case in the past. And I’m like, ‘Why? Why do I drag my [expletive] through all of this [expletive] once again? “And because I don’t trust her I guess, through this arc in my character, it shifts through the story into the realization that the subject was not handled properly. It was biased from the start, and it must have been looked at. And I’m morphing from a very inflexible person to someone defending the topic by the end of the movie.
Now, the movie is not about me. This is the basic story. At the same time, there is a murder mystery going on. There’s a lot of great cast, there’s the sexuality, there’s some action and violence and stuff… It’s entertaining, and I think it’s a good time, too. These are conversations we need to start having, you know, because in our society, men and women are supposed to be equal, but men are a little bit more equal. And in many societies, men are more equal than women. This is an issue that must be addressed.
MW: Like you said, your character has a great arc, and I loved those flashback moments that reveal more about your character and add layers to it.
Ironside: I think Dina Hanson has done a really good job as a director. She’s got it right, which is one of the signs of a good director. And the actors basically didn’t pass the comments on themselves. You’ve got the character of Randall, who is one of the most vilified characters in the script. Sterling Beaumont played this character without any apology. He played this bubbly, wealthy character who feels completely vindicated and protected – he played it in an absolute way.
MW: Are there other projects you are working on that you would like to participate in?
Ironside: There are two or three I’m about to go into, and there are about four in the can. I work a lot, I’m in that place in my life where I have a lot more time behind me than I do in front of me. And I’ve been able to choose what I want to do in the past few years. There are some exciting things I can do. I usually try to choose based on the subject and who is doing it and where it is. I try to pick the most interesting places from the Burbank backlot, you know? So I’m about to go to Budapest and do something, and then Australia for another project.
BlackBerry and dropout
MW: I saw you’re in Black Berry film. I can’t wait to see it.
Ironside: It’s a very Canadian story because not many people know that BlackBerry came out of Canada. And I was one of those who held on to my BlackBerry [phone] Till the end. I needed to get it out of my dying, sweaty hands. This is a great story, and playing a real-life character was really interesting.
MW: You also played a real-life character in leakage.
Ironside: Yes, that was an interesting project to be a part of. I’m under a non-disclosure agreement, but that’s it, a lot of us… because I thought the topic was controversial. still. You just gave birth to a second child, right? [But it was] Great staff, excellent, well directed.
But I hope people will see recognition. I don’t do a lot of press. I don’t feel comfortable doing that because I really don’t know how to support the money making machine that is the film industry. But when it comes to projects, I think something with a social and spiritual content needs to be addressed. And I believe recognition He is one of those. And again, I would say, Dina Hanson has done an amazing job. Clark [Backo] And Sarah [Hay are] Fantastic actresses… Ben Goodman, DP, put that camera in places I didn’t think you could… And because we didn’t have a lot of time and money, I think he did a terribly amazing job.
recognition It comes to us from Vertical Entertainment.