Lennie James may be making a return this month as Morgan in The Walking Dead’s eighth season, but he’s appearing alongside Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049.
The 51-year-old actor, plays Mister Cotton in the highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which has been earning soap-box reviews opposite the board.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk however, Lennie suggested how he’s just as penetrating to see the film too, describing the knowledge of filming as ‘surreal’.
‘If anything could be some-more secretive than The Walking Dead, Blade Runner was and is,’ Lennie says.
‘All my work was finished with Ryan Gosling and we desired it. It was a pursuit we didn’t consider we would be means to do after it was offering to me, and I’m very beholden to the producers of The Walking Dead who manoeuvred around my filming days so we could fly to Budapest to film my partial for two and a half weeks and come back and finish my filming on The Walking Dead.’
Lennie continues: ‘Without that review flitting between the two sets, we wouldn’t have been means to do the job, and we wouldn’t have been means to work with Ryan and Denis Villeneuve, which was just an comprehensive pleasure and a gift. I’m blissful we got to do it.’
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That isn’t to contend it wasn’t a stressful, with Lennie adding: ‘I find it a bit surreal since it all happened so quickly. we literally left the set of The Walking Dead on a plane, flew to Budapest, had a day of dress and makeup and assembly with the director, and then we was filming true for 14 days. And then got on a craft on the Sunday from Budapest to Atlanta since we had to film on the Monday.
‘It almost felt like something we done up, that it hadn’t really happened. So I’m really looking brazen to seeing it to infer to myself it was actually real.’
The premiere of Blade Runner 2049 was recently scaled back in the arise of the Las Vegas shootings, which private the entirety of red runner activity.
Alongside Lennie and Ryan, the film also facilities Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista.
Blade Runner 2049 releases in UK cinemas on Oct 6.