Sound of Metal The story of a heavy metal drummer named Ruben (Riz Ahmed) struggling with addiction and beginning to loose his hearing. That changes his life in a huge way. Olivia Cooke from Ready Player One plays Lou in the movie, who is in a relationship with him.
Ahmed has transformed into more ways than one to star in the drama. Showbiz Cheat Sheet talked about his process at the movie's premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 6. This is how he slipped into the troubled drummer.
Riz Ahmed follows a tape to prepare for the role
The actor did not just take drumming lessons to prepare for Ruben. He also said: "I'm just kidding on a long time hanging out with people on an intimate level," Ahmed told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. They just learn emotionally, learning about their lives and their journeys. Surfbort. "
He continued," And Sean [Powell] the drummer from surfbort what just like really special human being, covered in tattoos head to toe and really shared his journey with me. And I'm grateful for that. "
When asked if he modeled the physicality of his character after an artist, Ahmed revealed his approach. I at least do not think so I will move, "the actor answered.
He sometimes could not hear himself
Ruben loses his hearing, and the actor went as far as possible.
His / her / its very own voice while performing.
His / her / its very own voice while performing actors in the project that were in the community themselves.
"What an an introduction to a new way of being," Ahmed explained. "A new way of connecting and communicating. I was privileged to get a glimpse of the beauty and the richness of deaf culture and the signing community. I was lucky to be in the community during the course of making this movie. "
He continued," And you know it's interesting when you sign you can not hide behind words. In a mask of words. So I was grateful for that and that really enriching for me. "
Sound of Metal premiered on Sept. 6 in Canada. It's unknown when it will be released elsewhere.