New You Exclusive Richard Gere on becoming Norman

By Gina De Angelis
Posted On Apr 06, 2017
New You Exclusive Richard Gere on becoming Norman

Taking on the role of such an eccentric character, Richard Gere had much to say about Norman and the movie, “It was completely unique. No one has done a part like this before. It was interesting. It took me a while to fathom him because his instincts are so different from mine, his emotional makeup is so different than mine. The usual questions one asks about a character, ‘Where do they live?’ ‘Where do they come from?’ were completely irrelevant with playing this guy. Once I figured out who he was intellectually and the beginnings of feeling the guts of him, I just went with it. I jumped off the cliff.” Given the nature of such an out-there kind of character that is Norman, we asked Richard if he knew any Normans. With a smile he told us that, “there was about six Normans that I met on the way in here! And they know who they are!”


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