Chin Han Talks Working with Robert Redford In CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
The Dark Knight and Arrow star doesn't say much about his “action” role as Councilman Yen in Marvel's Captain America sequel, but Chin Han discusses acting alongside his film idol and more. Check it out!
Best known for his roles in The Dark Knight and Contagion, Chin Han joined the ensemble cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier back in late May and is set to play one of four World Security Council members. The Singaporean actor recently discussed acting opposite his “childhood idol,” Robert Redford, who plays head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Alexander Pierce, in the 2014 Marvel sequel.
“That’s more action for me, but there’s very little that I can say about the movie because everything is under wraps,” Chin Han says of his Councilman Yen role. “It’s very hard for me to say anything, because I’m literally bound by contract not to speak about it. But I got to act with my childhood film idol, Robert Redford, and that’s a gift in itself. He’s amazing, he’s in his 70s but he is a good looking man!” he laughed. “It was a dream come true! It’s so inspiring to know you’re on set with the actor from movies like Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, All The President’s Men and The Natural,” adds Han. “Things are very fast-paced on these US$200 million (S$255 million) movies, but when we finished the [Captain America] shoot, I had some time to chat with [Robert Redford]. I found him to be very elegant and an independent thinker so I like him a lot.” Chin Han has also appeared on CW's Arrow television series, so could one assume he has a thing for superhero projects? “I am a fan of this genre,” he said. “I think superhero movies are our modern mythology. They address a lot of our modern day fears. So I do enjoy being in those movies. I don’t deliberately seek out superhero movies, but somehow they have found me. I just go along for the ride.” What do you think?
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy — the Winter Soldier. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Maximiliano Hernández with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is directed by the team of Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch, production designer Peter Wenham, editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release on April 4, 2014.
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