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I actually like “IT” so much, and this your second time getting high billing in a Stephen King adaptation. How is your character in “Mr. Harrigan’s Cellphone” completely different than Invoice for you?
Martell: I believe one of many largest variations was [in] the relationships he had with different folks. I like this movie as a result of I used to be capable of work with Donald Sutherland, who everybody is aware of is unbelievable, however I like this dynamic of trainer and scholar, and I like how a lot [Craig] evolves all through the story. [In] “IT” … everybody was on a fair taking part in discipline, and [Bill] was round his greatest mates and had nobody to actually look as much as. The character Invoice stayed the identical. He had robust convictions, whereas Craig has robust convictions in a variety of methods, however he does have a variety of faults. And he grows all through the entire thing, which I cherished.
You are one of many few folks in “Mr. Harrigan’s Cellphone” to get display screen time with Donald Sutherland, and also you get a variety of it. Inform me about working with him.
Martell: It was stunning. It is one thing I will always remember. I used to be a bit of intimidated due to who he was. Not him personally, [but] as a result of he is somebody that I look as much as. With the ability to sit throughout from him just a few ft away, and in a quite simple however stunning setup, simply me sitting in a chair and him sitting throughout from me, and simply watching him work day by day … I felt very, very fortunate, and I discovered a lot. He was additionally very variety, very humorous, very loving.