ArcLight Presents an interview with Cary Elwes, an English actor who moved to the United States to study drama at Sarah Lawrence College. Made famous for his role as the handsome stable boy, Westley turned Dread Pirate Roberts in the 1987 romantic comedy adventure film The Princess Bride directed by Rob Reiner, and based on the novel of the same name written by William Goldman, which I am proud to own an original print of the book. Elwes moved on to other comedic roles in film and television and has also made a move to independent film direction.
In the interview, Elwes talks to audiences about his role as Westley in The Princess Bride and how Reiner hired him for the role after seeing him perform in the 1986 film Lady Jane where he starred alongside actress Helena Bonham Carter as Guilford Dudley, son of the Duke of Nothumberland. He also discussed casting for Reiner’s film and the amazing sword fight scene, in which he had to learn how to fence left and right handed–and had to come up with a longer sword-fight scene for the film. You can tell that he enjoyed his time on the set of The Princess Bride.
Cary Elwes speaks with ArcLight’s Jonathan Josell about some hilarious behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the movie The Princess Bride.
*The sound quality of the video footage isn’t the best, so it is suggested to turn up the volume.
Source: ArcLight Cinema
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