London, Sep 4 (PTI) Actor Ben Mendelsohn said he was initially intimidated by Steven Spielberg when he started working with the filmmaker on the film “Ready Player One”.
The 48-year-old actor said he has always been in awe of the director and praised him for shaping popular culture, reported FemaleFirst.
“I got very excited and nervous. I found it hard to look him in the eye. Stevens created a lot of legendary pop culture. The canon is so huge and so awesome. I love Saving Private Ryan. I love 1941.
“Im very, very partial to Poltergeist, with the girl and the television and the lovely little spirit lady. Part of the joy of Spielberg doing this film is to be able to play in this referencing of pop culture, of which he is a substantial contributor,” Mendelsohn told Empire magazine.
The actor features in the upcoming sci-fi movie along with Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg and T J Miller.
The film hits the screens on March 30 next year. PTI RDS RDS