In the wide-ranging interview, Thames reveals that he genuinely discovered Hawke to be scary. While he reiterates that Scott Derrickson “actually is aware of how you can make his actors really feel protected,” nonetheless “the imaginative and prescient he has, and Ethan because the Grabber is so terrifying.” How terrifying, you ask? So a lot in order that Thames himself had difficulties not being afraid of Hawke on-set. He explains:
“I actually needed to put myself in Finney’s footwear, and actually really feel what it might be wish to be on this. It’s terrifying. I do not know what I might do. I’d in all probability conceal within the nook all the time. But Finney has to undergo rather a lot on this movie. It was very easy with Scott, and everyone, and Ethan’s efficiency. It was actually not too onerous to get so scared when Ethan is within the masks … It was actually enjoyable engaged on it.”
If that is not a ringing endorsement of the effectiveness of Hawke’s villainous efficiency, I do not know what’s. One ingredient of the Grabber’s visage that Thames discovered significantly unsettling wasn’t performative in any respect, nonetheless, however a part of the costume.