Talent Monthly Interview
June 9, 2016
Nate Warren talks “Independence Day: Resurgence” and working with Britt Robertson in “The Space Between Us”
Nate Warren is set for a big 2016, soon to be appearing in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming feature film “Independence Day: Resurgence”, as well as “The Space Between Us” with Gary Oldman and Britt Robertson.
Nate recently took some time to chat with us about the films, what it was like to work with one of Hollywood’s most promising young actresses, and what his dream role would be. Check it out below!
“Independence Day: Resurgence” is the sequel to “Independence Day”. Were you a fan of the original film, and do you think fans of the original will enjoy “Resurgence”?
“I am a huge fan of the original film! It was a family favorite when I was growing up. It has some of the most memorable speeches and lines of dialogue in film, and I still recite them frequently today. It really raised the bar for future disaster epics as well with its cutting edge visual effects and action sequences. I think the fans of the original will definitely enjoy “Resurgence“. The creative team has done a great job of taking the tone of the first film to an exciting new level in the sequel. And how can we not enjoy it with the return of most of the original, beloved characters, including the aliens?!”
You play Marley Sullivan, an Area 51 Weapons Tech Officer. How did you prepare for the role, and what was your favorite part of filming?
“I didn’t have a huge amount of preparation for the role, other than watching the first film and trying not to lose my cool before I got to set. (The sets are incredible, by the way!) My favorite part of filming was the collaborative atmosphere. During shooting, if something wasn’t hitting the right note with Roland [Emmerich, the director] or the writers, they’d rework it on the spot and make the scene better. It was a group effort and everyone worked as a team to get the best possible film made. Also, singing show tunes with Jeff Goldblum backstage ranks fairly high on my list of life accomplishments.”
You got to work alongside Britt Robertson in “The Space Between Us”. What was it like working with Britt, who is considered to be one of Hollywood’s most talented young actresses?
“Britt is a sweetheart. And she is a very talented actress. It’s easy to work across from her because she’s such a pro. She really goes for things, and she’s great at it. Her delivery is so natural and charming that it’s hard not to develop a little bit of a crush on her when you’re working with her, ha!”
You’ve worked with some amazing actors and actresses. What have you learned from them? Who would you love to work with in the future and why?
“I’ve been so lucky to work with and learn from many wonderful artists. A few of the important lessons they’ve taught me are: I must always work hard and respect the work, I must always stay true to myself, and I must always remain humble. There’s an endless list of people I want to work with but—presently in my mind—I really want to work with Tom Hiddleston and Alicia Vikander. They both have such intensity in their work, yet so much vulnerability. They command every scene they are in and masterfully lose themselves in their roles. And they just seem like wonderful people!”
What is your dream project/role?
“The new “Talented Mr. Ripley” series being developed by Endemol Shine Studios, playing Tom Ripley. I’ve been obsessed with the story since Anthony Minghella’s 1999 film adaptation with Matt Damon. Bloody brilliant film, all around. I’m reading the Patricia Highsmith ‘Ripliad’ now, and I have the previous films in a queue to watch. I’m fascinated by the character of Tom. He’s smart, resourceful, opportunistic, manipulative, and surprisingly scary—even to himself. He’s an unsuspecting character that I feel a strange connection to and a desire to dissect. I’m consistently drawn to roles that aren’t quite as they appear on the surface: characters who are much darker and more complex the deeper you dig. I’m excited because “Luther” writer Neil Cross is tackling the script and Guymon Casady of Entertainment 360 is one of the Executive Producers. (He is a co-executive producer on “Game Of Thrones”.) He’s a fan of the Minghella film and the Highsmith novels, so I just know it’s going to be amazing…and I want IN on it! It’s a killer role, so to speak…Ha!”