Interview w/ Lionsgate “Wire Room” star Kevin Dillon. Out Sept 2! #WireRoom #KevinDillon @Lionsgate @Rmediavilla

Interview by Rafy Mediavilla w/ Lionsgate “Wire Room” star Kevin Dillon. Where we spoke about his character, action scenes, and balacing tension with humor. Available in Select Theaters, On Digital, and On Demand on September 2nd!

Action legend Bruce Willis comes out with guns blazing as Shane Mueller, a Homeland Security agent who runs the Wire Room, a high-tech command center surveilling the most dangerous criminals. New recruit Justin Rosa (Kevin Dillon, “Entourage”) must monitor arms-smuggling cartel member Eddie Flynn — and keep him alive at all costs. When a SWAT team descends on Flynn’s home, Rosa breaks protocol and contacts the gangster directly to save his life. As gunmen break into the Wire Room and chaos erupts, Mueller and Rosa make a final, desperate stand against the corrupt agents and officials who seek to destroy evidence and kill them both.


Criticólogos:

How much background information you knew you had of what happened in the Wire Room before coming into the role? 

Kevin Dillon:

Zero. I knew nothing. I didn’t even know why our rooms existed until I read the script. I knew that there’s surveillance and stuff, but I didn’t know that there’s, you know, whole rooms dedicated to watch, you know, every aspect of what’s going on in the house. So I didn’t know they existed at all. And I didn’t have really a lot of time to study up on them because I got the call. I got the offer. I said yes. And within within a week I was, you know, filming. So it came up really quick for me. 

Criticólogos:

Then what you found out, did you have a newfound respect to what happens in there for the people that work in environment like that?

Kevin Dillon:

Yeah, I do. It’s, you know, it’s a tedious job. Most of the time you’re probably really bored. Nothing happens. But when something does happen, it can get crazy really fast. And of course, in this movie, it gets really crazy. 

Criticólogos:

In the context of the story, would you want Eddie in his position dealing with this new agent in the Wire Room, you being Eddie trusted the agent. Or would you have backed away? 

Kevin Dillon:

Well, I think. I think Eddie didn’t really have a choice because I first of all, I saved his life. So he’s going to get killed without me. And I could be his eyes and ears for him. And so he was lucky to have me, to be honest with you. And in the end, I was lucky to have him as well, because we got we got one of the the main focus. 

Criticólogos:

Let’s talk a little about the humor behind your character, in a tense situation. How did that came about? 

Kevin Dillon:

You know what? I try and I try and add this a lot because real life has humor all the time. And I love to you know, I love to do comics, to be honest with you. This isn’t a comedy, but there is moments to be funny moments and have a sense of humor. So I always look for a place where I can add something. And you know, I ran it by Matt and he loved it. Every time I added something funny, he’s like, That’s great, you know? So it just you need it. 

You need the ups and downs, so it can’t all be intense. You got to have a little bit of everything. And that was what was great about working with him. He was open for anything. If I wanted to change a line, if I wanted to add this or take that out or. So we did a lot of improv and he was just he was amazing. What he did in this movie I thought was amazing. Great director. Great. 

Criticólogos:

Lets talk about the physical aspects of the story, the action scenes. Your career speaks for itself, but where you mentally ready for these in action scenes?

Kevin Dillon:

What I think I was mentally ready for, but I don’t know if I was physically ready for it because I wasn’t really hitting the gym a lot. I didn’t know this movie was coming up. I would have liked to have gotten really ripped up so I could really look like an action star. But I didn’t really I didn’t hit the gym as much as I would have liked to have, but it was fun. I mean, we, you know, a lot of shooting and like these fight scenes are really cool, but they’re tricky, too. I mean, I got I got a lot of respect for like Keanu Reeves, who so good at these fights. 

You got to choreograph everything. You have to dunk at the right moment. You have to throw the punch without actually hitting the actor, you know? So, I mean, it’s I love doing it, but it’s tricky, too. It’s almost like studying lines. You have to study over and over again the moves so that they nobody gets hurt. 

Criticólogos:

For someone who is not completely sold by the tension and the action we see in the trailer. What would you people on why they should give Wire Room a shot?

Kevin Dillon:

Well, I feel like it’s there’s never a dull moment in this movie. It just it just keeps going and going. And it’s got good twists and plot turns and all that. And the acting is pretty damn good and the directing is good. I think you’re going to enjoy it. I just watched it last night for the first time and I thought it was going to be a good movie, but it was way better than I even thought it was going to be. I’m really happy the way this movie came out and I think the people are going to enjoy it. 

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