Casey Affleck Interview – Manchester by The Sea – “I didn’t know if I could do this, but it was honestly one of the best, realistic, evocative scripts I’d ever read”
The 41-year-old is reserved company. In a dark sweater and scuffed jeans, sporting salt and pepper locks tied in a scruffy bun and matching scraggly beard, he gives off an apathetic façade, fitting for a character actor who’s always been bubbling below the radar.
Did you have any reluctance to take this on?
AFFLECK: None, yea none at all. I mean, I didn’t know if I could do this, that was frightening but it was honestly one of the best, realistic, evocative scripts I’d ever read. I’ve wanted to work with Kenny again, we did a play together and worked together several times since and the experience was changing so this was a, there was no question, you can’t say anything but yes. They don’t make a lot of movies like this.