We got to interview Marc Senter, for his role in the thriller Old Man. How it was like working with Stephen Lang. And much, much more. OLD MAN will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on December 6, 2022.

AJ Friar:
How did you get involved with Old Man?

Marc Senter:
Well, so the screenplay was written by Joel Veach, who’s an old friend from back in the day. It actually used to be a play, and we were friends and I read the play. I can’t remember we were talking about, but we were probably venting to each other about different things. He sent me that and I absolutely fell in love with it, because I thought it was so cool. Then I was like, man, we got to do this as a movie. That’s kind of how the whole thing kicked off, so fortunately he sent me to play.

AJ Friar:
You guys ended up getting Stephen Lang involved, too. His performance in this is really special, and he is kind of a bankable star in the horror genre now with Don’t Breathe, and now even working with James Cameron on Avatar, too. How is it just watching him perform his character in this movie?

Marc Senter:
Yeah, absolutely. I think it’s safe to say we’re all fans. It was amazing. He’s just such a tremendous guy and also just a powerhouse actor. It was a blast and I learned a lot and frankly, it was just such a pleasure kind of being there every day with him and getting to work with him. It’s just really what it was.

AJ Friar:
You said this was in play at first, so how do you think that translated to this being a film? Because you know what, it still kind of had that one piece location, still the two actors, so that probably wasn’t that challenging of a move to create this into a movie as well.

Marc Senter:
Yeah, absolutely. I think that’s one of the things we also really responded to is that it’s really just in a lot of ways like an actor’s piece. It’s writing, directing, and acting, you know what I mean? I think that’s what really inspired and excited us. The ending of the play was a little bit different and Lucky and Joel came up with a pretty wild way of ending it, which is the ending that we have now. There was a little bit of changing to the ending. But yes, the one location and the beautiful set we had was created by Lili Teplan, our amazing production designer with Lucky. That certainly lent itself to initially the spirit of it and the structure of it being a play.

AJ Friar:
We don’t want give any spoilers away in this interview, but when Stephen Lang scared to figures out what’s going on, it kind of throws a lot of people. Did you guys ever wonder how are people going to perceive this? Or how are they going to take this? Was that a huge risk for you guys when you were planning that all out as well?

Marc Senter:
Yeah, of course. I may read it and think it’s the greatest thing and be so excited. But absolutely in the back of your mind you’re going “I wonder if this is actually going to work.” Of course you’re always thinking that. We were super excited about it, we loved the ending, we had a ton of fun doing it, but it’s going to be a blast to see what people say. I welcome and encourage and I’m kind of excited to hear all opinions on it.

AJ Friar:
What are you looking forward to the most with Old Man coming out in the near future?

Marc Senter:
I think I’m just excited for people to see it. We really just had such, it should always be fun. Why are we doing this otherwise? But it just was an absolute blast to all be there together, and it really felt special. It’s fun to do this stuff regardless. It’s fun to create and work regardless. But there was something really unique about this experience. Frankly I’m just excited for people to see it, talk about it, love it or hate it, and see how incredible the film looks and sounds. I want to celebrate all these unbelievable talented people that worked on this film.

AJ Friar:
What were some of your memories that you may take away from working with Stephen or working on Old Man, as well?

Marc Senter:
Let’s see here. Okay, well one fun memory. I thought of a fun memory, so I guess we’ll go with that. There was one that we were filming and it snowed like two to three feet in Newberg and there was a concern of “Oh, are we going to be able to make it to the sound stages the next day?” I just knew I couldn’t allow that to happen. There was some video footage of this. I went and I started to shovel these cars in the parking lot of our hotel. Because I was like “We got to get there.” That’s a pretty funny, fun memory that I recall.

Also, I got a false positive test on the last day of filming. So I was rushed to the urgent care in my costume, still, with my mic on and everything. I won’t forget that. Thank God it was a false positive as I was praying in there, because the next day is when my character changed a lot. I was like “Oh dear God, oh dear God.” The producer in me was like “Well, we’re just going to have to hire someone else or I don’t know what’s going to happen.” It was this, honest to God, it was this hilarious kind of terror. Then when it was a false positive, I don’t even really know it was what movie analogy, but it was just like “Wow, we made it.” Of course all the unbelievable creative stuff that we did, of course, is extremely memorable. I just gave you the two fun ones that I remembered

AJ Friar:
You did an incredible job in Old Man as well. Thank you so much for joining me today. It’s been really fun and congratulations.

Marc Senter:
Well, thanks so much. Thanks so much for watching it. I really appreciate it and thanks for taking the time to talk to me.

AJ Friar:
You as well. Have a good afternoon.

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My name is AJ Friar. I am the owner of Infamous Movies this is a site where we review more than just horror. Including Comedies, Dramas, Science Fiction, documentaries and more.

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