Mark Rylance Says ‘Nasty’ Comments From Real Life ‘Trial of Chicago 7’ Subjects ‘Stung’ Him
Mark Rylance is back in theaters this weekend with “The Phantom of the Open,” a new comedy that sees the Oscar winner play famously bad amateur golfer Maurice Flitcroft.
It’s Rylance’s first time portraying a real person since he played lawyer William Kunstler in “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” But the actor appears to be having a lot more fun with this movie than he did with Aaron Sorkin’s 2020 historical drama.In a new interview with the New York Times, Rylance opened up about the difficult experience of playing Kunstler, and said he received malicious feedback from real people who were involved with the trial.
Those comments, and the toll they took on his mental health, have made him more hesitant to take roles based on real people.“I’m wary of playing very famous people,” Rylance said.
“Even William Kunstler is a bit on the
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