Gretchen Mol on working with Crowe in 3:10 to Yuma

Gretchen Mol from 3:10 to Yuma talks about working with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale at A.V. Club

3:10 To Yuma (2007)—“Alice Evans”

AVC: Would you say this is your biggest brush with a kind of big-budget action movie?

GM: You can probably see on my résumé I haven’t been a part of that many big-budget situations or big Hollywood movies. 3:10 To Yuma felt—and yet it probably wasn’t, by Russell Crowe’s standards, I’m sure it was an indie movie where he took a big pay cut. For me, it was so cool to be on that with James Mangold and such, such great actors. That was my experience, too, sitting across from Russell Crowe and doing that scene with him. I remember thinking, “Aha! It’s a movie star.” That’s the feeling you get when you’re acting with someone who’s not only a phenomenal, amazing actor, but has that other quality.

AVC: Especially in that movie, he’s presumably amping up the iconic thing due to his role.

GM: As an actor, he’s extremely talented and great, but he did have that extra thing there that you could feel in the room. You could feel the camera moving toward him as opposed to him moving toward the camera. Very interesting to see.

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