Excerpt from ComingSoon.com
CS: You got to work with Darren Aronofsky recently on “Noah” and I had a chance to see the ark on Long Island, so were you working there too or did you do most of your stuff in Iceland?
Winstone: Yeah, it was amazing wasn’t it? They shot in Iceland. I didn’t go there myself but I’d been there before anyway. I shot in Long Island and in Williamsburg in New York. I spent some time there and the sets were kind of incredible. The ark was the actual site. In fact, when you fly into New York JFK, nine times out of ten, you fly right over the ark. If I was looking down I think you could notice it because it’s that big, then the interiors were built in Williamsburg and when you walked into it, it was the working ark so you really walk through it, so when you climb up it, it was all there, the animals were in it, and it was incredible, absolutely.
CS: Who do you play in the movie, his father?
Winstone: No, I play Tubal-Cain.
CS: Was working with Darren a very different experience than some of the other ones you’ve had over the years?
Winstone: Yeah, most of them are different experiences. Making a film is making a film but yeah, maybe working with Russell Crowe, you’re standing there with Russell and you suddenly realize that you’ve never seen him bad in a film. He’s a pro and he’s a really easy guy to work with and then you have Darren Aronofsky… I loved “The Wrestler” and I loved Mickey Rourke to death and we made some great scenes with Darren. I love working with Darren and you’re working on a big movie with him. He’s a special director and he’s not only a special director but a nice man—he’s a really good guy—so I enjoyed the whole experience with him.