Dangerous waters Director John Barr and star Odeya Rush recall the late Ray Liotta’s “powerful” final scene.
During an interview with MovieWebpublished online on Tuesday, the filmmaker praised the Goodfellas star as an actor and described his final scene in one of his final film roles by saying, “It was super impressive to watch.”
Liotta died last year at age 67, his spokesman said The Hollywood Reporter at the time he died in his sleep in his hotel room while filming the film in the Dominican Republic.
“What he achieves in six or seven minutes is just art,” Barr said. “The arc he goes from innocent to terrifying is so powerful and a testament to how incredible he was as an actor.”
He continued, “The way we played that scene was really interesting because we talked about it a lot and basically played the scene several times in these different tones, like innocent throughout the entire take, and then just “Slowly, little by little, we got there.” getting darker and darker until it ended. So when we were editing, we were able to sort of choose where the twist should start. I think he just wasn’t afraid. It would just get darker and darker.”
The thriller is about teenager Rose, played by Rush, who uncovers the dark past of her mother’s new boyfriend (Eric Dane) on a sailing trip.
The actress, who starred in the final scene of Liotta’s The Captain, said it was a “really special day” that she will always remember.
“It took us a whole day to shoot that scene,” she recalls. “And I think the scene got better and better as time went on. And I feel like I just absorbed everything he brought and responded to it. Yes, it was a really special day and I felt like I was there to react [to the] incredible job he did. It felt very real.”
Dangerous waters is currently playing in theaters and on demand.
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