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Josh Hartnett's 'Wrath of Man' Character Was Entirely Improvised

Josh Hartnett's 'Wrath of Man' Character Was Entirely Improvised

Josh Hartnett is making a surprising revelation.

The 42-year-old actor opened up about his role in Guy Ritchie‘s Wrath of Man in an interview with Cinema Blend.

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During the conversation, he revealed something surprising about his character “Boy Sweat Dave”: he didn’t originally exist.

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In the original script, the character wasn’t really written out the way that he is now presented in the film.

“My whole experience on this film was a pure Ritchie moment, because my character wasn’t in the script,” he revealed.

“There was a character called ‘Boy Sweat Dave,’ he was tiny, barely written, he was in a few scenes. The actor who was gonna play him dropped out, or was fired, I don’t know what happened there. Guy called me the day he started filming … he knew I was in England, and he said ‘Could you come up to London? I’ve got this part I want you to think about and consider. It’s not in the script, but we’ll make it up as we go along. What do you think?’ I was like, ‘That sounds like a really interesting challenge. I love Guy Ritchie’s movies. I wanna see where this goes, let’s do it.’

“We basically inserted the character into a bunch of different scenes, and then sort of made him up, made up his interaction with the other characters as he went along,” Josh went on to explain.

“What was most fun about it was that it was a very dark, testosterone filled film, and I just wanted the character to be just such a try hard, and a character that had a very soft center, and was not. Always in over his head, always the butt of the joke, just to kind of counter-balance all that testosterone. So for me, it was the chance to pay something new.”

There’s also a surprising superstar appearance in the movie!

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