Jennifer Garner and David Tennant are set to star in the upcoming HBO comedy “Camping,” — based on the British series of the same name created by Julia Davis.
Written and executive produced by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, the series follows Walt (Tennant), whose 45th birthday was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, but becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman on woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten.
“I was drawn to the writing, just flat out the writing was so much fun to say and David can tell you that I had a really hard time saying it,” stated Garner during HBO’s panel at summer TCA 2018 in Beverly Hills last month.
“I mean, being in a scene with David and saying, “Do you want me to have a dysfunctional pelvic floor for the whole of your birthday weekend?” Like, who gets to say that every single day at work? There were things that I got to say that I felt like no one else gets to say these lines,” she added. “So, that was initially what I was drawn to and Jenni directing, and Lena back there writing away in New York, and it was kind of heaven being part of an ensemble.”
After “Jessica Jones” and “Bad Samaritan,” one reporter asked Tennant if he hit up his agent and asked: “Find me somebody who’s agreeable and submissive?”
“If only I were that tactical and clever,” he replied. “No, I didn’t. But then this came in and you go oh well that’s perfect because you know, you can only play so many psychopaths without taking it home. So, it was lovely to play someone who’s so sweet and open-hearted and long-suffering and possibly most like the real me that I’ve ever done. The physical manifestation of Walt is how I feel inside much more than some sort of sharp-suited psychopathic villain,” explained the BAFTA-winning actor.
“So it was hugely appealing to kind of get into that headspace and bucket hat. And yeah no, I don’t think it was a direct reaction to anything I’ve done before, but it was certainly, quite unlike anything I’ve done before. Although, I think, the character brought more resonances with myself when I wear my hats even in public. I think Jen and I have, and I’m not suggesting for a second Jennifer that she is mad as Kathryn is, but we’ve both had sort of character traits that I think we could identify with.”
When it comes to the actual outdoor activity of camping, Tennant admitted:
“I’ve always assumed before I ever did it I would hate camping because I do quite like home comfort and a shower and not smelling, clean undercrackers. These things are important,” he said. “And so I have only been proper camping once. And it was sort of a disaster. I went to a music festival and we got rained on and I woke up the next morning. There was rivers down the side, either side of the tent we were in. And it didn’t really improve for the four or five days. And I resisted briefly. And then I just surrendered and part of me kind of went feral and kind of loved it, but I’ve not rushed back. I don’t know how. I’m not a natural camper, but there is an area of me that once I can access it, I think I could do that probably quite happily.”
Julia Davis marked her series directing debut with the British version of “Camping,” dubbed as a couples’ camping trip that descends into derangement and debauchery.
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Source: EUR Web