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Unique: Elevate stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Yun Jee Kim and Billy Magnussen decode their heist movie


In Elevate, a star-studded heist movie, Kevin Hart leads a bunch of thieves right into a high-stakes job. The crew consists of Úrsula Corberó. Vincent D’Onofrio, Billy Magnussen, Sam Worthington, Yun Jee Kim and others. Directed by The Italian Job fame F. Gary Grey, the motion thriller guarantees an exhilarating trip.

Bonding as a crew was an enormous a part of making the movie. In an unique interview with Filmfare, solid members Vincent, Billy and Yun Jee opened up about pulling off the heist movie collectively.

What was it like bonding behind the scenes?

Billy: Truthfully, it was prompt on day one. On this trade, you can solely hope to work with people who find themselves collaborative, open, heat, charming and in a superb headspace. By some means that magic method actually got here collectively. We had two large leaders like Vincent and Kevin. The vibe and the usual they set was simply unbelievable. It gave us the chance to really feel snug, join and actually love one another like a crew.

Vincent: Additionally, I hadn’t been on a set in a few years the place I did not know anyone. It is in all probability solely occurred again once I was actually younger. So all these new relationships needed to begin. And that may be a rocky highway typically. It will possibly take some time however with us, it simply occurred effortlessly. All of us stayed both very shut to one another or in the identical place. All of us had snacks earlier than we went to mattress at evening. And we used to catch up consistently after the shoot.

Yun Jee: Yeah, it was nice like summer season camp.

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Is it difficult to carry out amidst heavy motion sequences and set items?

Vincent: Lots of the stuff which is within the movie wasn’t there once we have been capturing. On the units, it left a lot extra intimate than it appears on display screen. Perhaps it felt extra intimate due to the way in which all of us had chemistry. However so far as the units have been involved, they weren’t that large as they appear in any respect.

Yun Jee: I used to be so stunned once I watched the film as a result of it did not really feel that large once we have been filming. However we have been performing some very cool issues within the film.

Billy: I feel it is not our duty, that’s the reality. I feel actors ought to keep on with their a part of the story and ensure they’re related to the character. I don’t suppose a lot of it. It’s a post-production downside. It’s all about exhibiting up and doing all your bit.

Vincent, how a lot of your Marvel expertise helps with a venture like this?

Vincent: Yeah, it simply all has one thing to do with what I have been doing my entire profession – simply attempting to come back on the character in service to the story from a distinct angle. In that approach, they’re all related however the half that I play within the Marvel initiatives is a really specific factor that I like doing and going again to. However I additionally love doing new characters. So they’re related in a approach however they’re not comparable experiences.

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Yun Jee, what are the variations you see between the Korean and Hollywood industries?

Yun Jee: I feel having extra freedom as an actor made an enormous distinction for me whereas filming Elevate. And the theme can also be very totally different as a result of it is a heist comedy motion movie. The Ok-dramas I’ve completed are very refined and really typical Korean-style initiatives. So I am unable to examine the Ok-drama and Hollywood stuff as a result of I have never completed any motion movies in Korea. They each have their very own execs and cons, I suppose.

Billy, what was your means of infusing a lot vitality into your character?

Billy: (Laughs) I’ve no clue what I am doing. I simply present up and I present up 150%. I had lots of enjoyable and I like doing my analysis and giving it my all. That is what I’ve repeatedly completed in my profession. Seeing the others on this great solid like Vincent and Yoon’ji, I get grace and inspiration from them. I wished to point out up and do higher for them as a result of they motivated me to do higher. And I nonetheless don’t have any clue, I am going to determine it out.

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Why do you suppose heist movies work so effectively with audiences?

Vincent: I feel individuals love heist motion pictures due to the escapism. We would all secretly like to drag off an enormous heist.

Billy: (Laughs) Yeah, everyone seems to be secretly a kleptomaniac. Simply happening an journey, determining an issue and the suspense and thrill of fixing it- will it work out or will it not work out? That is enjoyable.

Yun Jee: Watching heist movies, it feels such as you’re part of the crew and doing the mission collectively. So after they truly succeed you are like, “Yay they did it collectively!” It is like being part of a household.

What are a few of your favorite heist motion pictures?

Yun Jee: My favorite heist film is The Italian Job.

Vincent: I feel the Ocean movies have been my favorite.

Elevate releases on January 12, 2024.





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