When the opportunity came up to speak to Ruba Nadda and Alexander Siddig about their newest film Inescapable, I jumped at the opportunity. Together for a second time, they have created a wonderful political thriller with a touch of action that is very Canadian. Alexander Siddig strode into the room at the Intercontinental wearing black Chucks and blue jeans and sat down to have one of the loveliest chats about a film I’ve ever had with an actor.
Siddig has had a long career, from television franchises such as Deep Space Nine and Primeval to blockbusters like Clash of the Titans and Reign of Fire, so when we sat down together and I discovered that he is warm, lovely and, better yet, hilarious, I was pleasantly surprised.
We discussed his involvement with the film, working with Ruba Nadda again, the effect a female director had on the project, and the politics involved. I hope that you have as much fun watching this as I did doing it. Inescapable opens in theatres tomorrow, September 14, 2012, and I hope you will take the time to go see it. It is a refreshing take on a familiar genre that you will enjoy for both its familiarity, and its new take on an old theme.
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