Aidan Gillen Interview with LA Nacion

To go along with Project Blue Book’s premiere in Latin America, Aidan Gillen did a new interview with the newspaper LA Nacion. The title of the article translates to: “Nostalgia, like paranoia, always attracts the public.”

Here are a couple of other bits courtesy of Google Translate (so forgive me if it’s not exact).

Q: Why do you think people are so attracted to period fictions?

“I think nostalgia always sells. Our story takes place in the 50s, an era that exploded very well in film and on TV, so the audience finds it easy to connect with that period, because it is as if they already knew it. The other aspect of those years is that there was extreme tension after the Second War, and the world was approaching the nuclear age. Then everything is very attractive and the tone of paranoia hooks a lot. There was always a nostalgic ingredient in drama series and people are interested because they compare it to the world as it is now. “

Q: You’ve been part of one of the most important fictionals of the last twenty years, I mean The Wire, what memories do you have of that work?

“No way! I’m a big fan of The Wire. My character, Tommy Carcetti, is probably the favorite role of my career. He was mayor on that HBO series and the truth is, I couldn’t imagine my life without having played it. It was really breaking up in terms of how to tell a story. In part, the writers of The Wire set a tone to tell a story, in a leisurely and long-term way. The fact that it was a critical success led many producers to come up with a similar kind of story, with a record closer to the novel. The Wire really was a miracle. “

Read the full interview in Spanish here.

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