Okay, here''s why the couple selects Neil Gaiman, his choice of producer and producer, for a different documentary, courtesy of Gaiman and his producer David S. Goyer. In the following interviews, the pair explore how they approached translating Morpheus''s literary appearance to the small screen, and how it was like for Sturridge to film naked early on.
"We were able to go to Netflix and say, "It''s Tom." "We know it''s Tom. "It''s Tom, according to Gaiman & The Creative Team."
Sturridge learns why the casting process required so long: "It was completely necessary because this is a character who is so profoundly loved by me more than anyone." ''It requires you to spend time with a human being to discover if they can live up to your desire of who he is,'' he says. "I think ''The Sandman'' is the foundation of culture. Even the name Morpheus, King of Dreams, has roiled me in my youth."
"It was definitely a baptism-by-fire to be introduced to those I was going to spend nine months naked, climbing into a glass box which, because of the way it was built, couldn''t be broken apart easily," the actor said with a laugh.
"I really cared about Morpheus'' physical appearance," says Sturridge. "I''m really amazed by how many pictures we have discovered of him, because we know him physically, and how he is capable of functioning like that. I''m also very interested in learning more about his physical ability, so I can also help others with this difficulty. I also can, for example, improve my confidence in a new way by imagining what I expected.
Gaiman on the Importance of Translating Morpheus''s Dialogue from Page to Screen: "Morpheus'''' dialogue is extremely specific. It was probably my most obsessive opinion, and I would have seen it at any time, but there would always be a point at the end where I''d still be noodling on the Morpheus dialogue: "Make sure the words were correct, and the rhythms were correct."
"I remember [Gaiman] said to me that everything he says he must feel like it was etched in stone. He''s never improvising. He''s experienced and perceived every thought, dream, and moment, and therefore he knows what you''ll be saying. That was really helpful."
"I laughed once and said, ''Stop being Batman.'' Gaiman put a quick stop to his "The Dark Knight" approach: "I was impressed with him once and said, "Stop being Batman. He was trying to get a bit whispery," according to Sturridge (though he did not believe it was his "literally my first day," but he found the advice "incredibly helpful."
The Sandman, a rich mixture of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and history are seamlessly combined, follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic and human mistakes he''s made during his vast existence.
"I''m profoundly grateful to all of Netflix, Warner Bros., DC, and all of the actors who have shown the Sandman work for us all for bringing our dreams to life." "This is astonishing, and I''m so grateful to Allan Heinberg, and the rest of the filmmakers on the show, for giving us the most of their knowledge."
Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, and Mason Alexander Park are stars on Netflix''s The Sandman, which includes Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Dana Coleman, who plays Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young, and Patton Oswalt.
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