Just a quick note to say that Baryo started filming the other day. You can follow updates on the Baryo production blog or, if you’re on Twitter, you can follow me there to be alerted whenever they post an update. (I fed their blog to Twitterfeed the other week, so it automatically tweets every new post.)
Other than that, two new interviews with Chris Cooper showed up online in the last few days. The first one was with the local Inquirer:
How did you prepare for your role here?
John provided me with a very thick academic account of the Philippine-American War. He also gives actors a two-page biography [of their] characters. It’s a great starting point.
What did you learn about your character?
My character is disgusted by [another character’s] interest in architecture in the Philippines. In real life, I’m a great fan of architecture. [Inquirer]
And he also briefly talked about his character in Baryo at Sundance, where he was promoting The Company Men with Tommy Lee Jones. It’s 14:50 minutes in and if you don’t want to be spoiled about The Company Men, skip everything between 14:00 and 14:50.