Resident Evil: The Final Chapter's William Levy Talks With FlickDirect's Emily Warburton-Adams
Emily: Hello I’m Emily from FlickDirect and it’s a pleasure to be here today with William Levy about your new role on Resident Evil. Now it was an extreme horror movie, there’s no doubting that and there’s a lot of action involved in that and how did you find the experience taking part in your first action movie.
William: It was unbelievable. I mean I was a big fan of the franchise. I saw the five movies before you know I had the chance to play the game too so I was used to watch this world from the outside you know and all of a sudden I find myself inside of this world next to Mila and Alice killing zombies. You know, it was a great experience. I loved it.
Emily: That must have been amazing, quite overwhelming.
William: Oh man it was amazing. You know I remember watching the first movie and saying Wow you know what would it be like to make a movie like this? You know be a part of something like this. Be a hero and save the world and then 15 years later I’m in it. You know having fun, killing zombies and being part of the Resident Evil World. It’s crazy.
Emily: It’s really incredible. What an experience. What would you say the main challenge was?
William: I think, you know, most of the movie is action as you saw and the whole time you spend your days and nights working, running, fighting, jumping, you know, it’s a lot of physical stuff so it become a little tiring at sometimes but, you know, this what makes the movie fun and I prefer doing this kind of movies than anyone else because I have fun doing them, you know, I have fun.
Emily: And you’re in good shape so you’re fit anyway.
William: I’m not that good in shape but I try to.
Emily: So you’re Cuban origin
Emily: and you’re career started in Spanish movies and how difficult was that transition to English-speaking roles for you?
William: Uh it’s, you know, I um, it was harder when I came to United States from Cuba because I didn’t know any English at all
William: so that transition was very hard. You know, I went to school and I found myself there not understanding a word they were saying, you know, I was like I got home that day and I said to my mom, you know, I don’t know how I’m going to do this. I mean I can’t understand anything they are saying but you know, when I started working on the Latin market of course it was easier for me because it was my language but then I started doing the crossover and it became a little easier, you know, when you have lines you can work on them. It’s not like right now I’m having a lot of trouble talking to you
William: but when I have a line and I work on my line it’s easier. You know, I can enjoy a little more.
Emily: Yeah and get everything pronounced correctly.
William: Yes! Exactly. I work on it.
Emily: That’s incredible
William: I love your accent by the way. Where are you from?
Emily: Thank you. London
William: I love England.
Emily: You do?
William: I was about to go to England before I went to South Africa to shoot the movie but then I didn’t have a visa cause I’m Cuban.
Emily: Of Course
William: You see that’s what happens when you’re Cuban. You need a visa to go around the world
Emily: You’ve got to visit when you have the chance.
William: I will, I will, sure.
Emily: Well thank you so much. It’s been a pleasure.