You are well known for tackling highly physical and comedic roles. Was that part of the attraction of playing Ebenezer Scrooge in the new movie, A Christmas Carol?
This role was a dream come true. Playing Scrooge was challenging in every possible way and I had to use everything I had to make this character work, but it was a wonderful, wonderful challenge. It's something I will never forget because it was a fantastic experience. You find yourself standing in the middle of an empty warehouse wearing a ridiculous motion capture suit with balls all over it. You're wearing a hat with pincers attached to it, with cameras pointing right into your face and you have to act as hard as you've acted before. You have to create a whole new world in your head - and you have to make it believable for the audience. It was a great challenge for me. I couldn't be more proud of this movie.
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