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Richard Gere: ‘I’m A Total Scumbag’

Thu, September 20, 2012 3:05pm EDT by Billy Nilles 4 Comments
Richard Gere Arbitrage
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Richard reveals how he was able to relate to his dark character in his new film ‘Arbitrage,’ and has the EXCLUSIVE video interview! Read on for details and to watch the video!

Richard Gere appears as a Wall Street tycoon with some pretty bad behavior in new film Arbitrage and, in a new interview with Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood, he reveals how he was able to tap into his inner “scumbag” to play the part!

Richard tells Jeanne, in a video given to exclusively, how he was able to tap into the dark aspects of the character, aspect he probably doesn’t like to admit to in real life. “I admit, fully, I’m a total scumbag in so many ways,” he says. “I have greed, anger, hatred, impatience — I have all those things. Of course I do.”

He explains how he is able to suppress being a scumbag in real life and why the character, however dark, is still relatable. “I’ve worked at them so I can seem them come up as they come up, but I still have that stuff,” Richard explains. “I don’t see this guy that different from us and, like all good drama, because he’s human, he touches us somehow.”

Watch Richard’s full interview below!

Are you surprised Richard called himself a scumbag, HollywoodLifers?

— Billy Nilles