first_imgWhatsApp LifestyleEntertainmentFilmLimerickNewsVideoWatch: Matthew Modine interview – ‘To be a Human Being’By Editor – September 29, 2018 2556 TAGSActingClarefilmhuman beinglimerickMatthew Modinestephen wallis “That’s all I ever wanted to be was a human being because of a movie I saw called Little Big Man.”Matthew Modine sat down in Thornfields in County Limerick to recall the time he spent learning the art of acting and the how he spent his tender years in multiple homes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He recalled that his acting teacher Stella Adler told him when he first started out that she would not teach him to be a movie star, but rather to be a human being.He told the Limerick Post that in his early years he watched a movie called Little Big Man where the western expansion was shown from the perspective of the native Americans.The movie depicted the native Americans as victims of attacks by white cavalry, which the actor referred to as ‘barbaric’.“We were living in Utah at the time and I was going to school with a lot of Navajo Indians. I felt so ashamed of the colour of my skin for being a part of that history and that lineage,” Modine added.He told the Post he felt a burden of white man’s guilt and wanted to associate with the idea of being a ‘human being’ instead, which is what the native Americans called themselves in the film.“So when I came into the class and she [Stella Adler] said that if I’m lucky I’ll teach you to be a human being, she had no idea what that meant to me. I started crying and then she accepted me as a student.”Modine explained that growing up he did not have a place to call home for very long and instead spent his formative years moving from drive-in to drive-in.“We moved about every year and a half to a new drive-in and lived there for a little while and the economy collapsed around it. I lived in about 11 different homes growing up,” he said.Modine added that actors are often accused of being too liberal and said that it is often difficult not to be.“Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ says you never really understand a person until you get inside their skin and move around in it, and that’s what actors do.”He said that actors cannot help but become liberal because they have to try and understand why a person does what he or she does.“If it was Gary Oldman playing Winston Churchill you would try to understand his way of thinking, read his books, read books that have been written about him, look at decisions he made and those things tell you something about a man’s character,” Modine added.Matthew Modine is the youngest of seven children and has acted in films like Full Metal Jacket and The Dark Knight Rises.He is currently working on The Martini Shot in County Limerick and County Clare, directed by Stephen Wallis and is set to release in the autumn of 2019. Print Facebook Linkedin Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Emailcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleSporting Limerick to live stream County SFC quarter-finalsNext articleLollipops for all or lollipops for none Editor Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Smith, who is expected to start on Saturday after serving his one-game ban Thursday against Philadelphia, refused to say if he agreed with the discipline. He said he spoke with his teammates about what happened but not with Jones, a former NBA player who has been on Tyronn Lue’s staff for two seasons.“It’s not really my call,” the 31-year-old said on the merits of his punishment. “More than anything, I talked to my teammates about it, everybody seemed cool. We moved on from it as a team, so whether it warranted a suspension or not, that’s not my job. I’m just here to play basketball.”Because of Smith’s volatile reputation and shoot-first-ask-questions later playing style, his soup-throwing tantrum led to a social-media storm Friday as Twitter filled with posts about him and his possible soup choice.Smith was amused — to a point.“Some of them were actually pretty funny,” he said. “I understand that everything I do is going to have a meme or whatever behind it. That’s just part of the day and age we live in. If this was 15 years ago, nobody would have even knew. It’s just part of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — J.R. Smith’s soup choice remains unknown, and so do the ingredients that steamed him so much he threw a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones.Smith was suspended one game by the Cavaliers, and Saturday the temperamental guard addressed the latest drama in what has been a tumultuous season for the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES MOST READ Raising their levelcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smith’s had a challenging season on the floor — his 8.3 point average is his lowest since 2005 and he’s making only 39 percent his shots — and his blowup at Jones could be the result of pent-up frustration.Smith, though, dodged a question about whether it was spur of the moment or something that had been building.“I have an idea of what I want to say, but I’m not going to say it,” he said.” So I’m going to leave that as it is.”Smith has been a key contributor to Cleveland reaching the NBA Finals the past three seasons. With All-Star Kevin Love sidelined with a broken hand, the Cavs need a dependable second scoring option behind LeBron James. Smith can fill that role — when his shot is falling and when he’s behaving.James believes Smith will come around.“’He knows how important he is to our ball club, both offensively and defensively since he got here,” James said. “We know it’s been a challenging year for him, but we expect for him to be there when we need him.”James is close with both Smith and Jones, but he refused to get dragged into their food feud.“Ain’t got nothing to do with me,” he said. “Momma told me a long time ago to mind your business. Stay out of grown folks business. That ain’t got nothing to do with me. That’s what I did.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Asked what he could share about the soup spat, Smith was as cold as gazpacho.“Nothing,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd as for the kind of soup he flung?“Honestly,” he said Saturday following the team’s shootaround. “I don’t even remember.”last_img read more