Magazine article Variety

Eric Lange: 'I Went to a Makeup Store and Bought Some Austin Powers Teeth'

Magazine article Variety

Eric Lange: 'I Went to a Makeup Store and Bought Some Austin Powers Teeth'

Article excerpt

In "Escape at Dannemora," you're playing a real person. Did you meet him?

His take on the whole thing is that the media ruined his family's life. We did due diligence and asked to talk, but he didn't want to, and I respect that. When you're playing a real person and you meet them, sometimes there's an expectation that you're going to [get guidance about] how they would like to see themselves. What I see as the truth of someone isn't what they would like to see, necessarily. So it freed me.

What kind of transformation did you undergo?

It was definitely a stretch. I'm a character actor, so your goal is always to be a chameleon. I spent a couple weeks trying to get his voice. Then I sent the video to a voice teacher of mine in college, and he said, "Look at the way his teeth work; his tongue is hitting the back of his teeth in a certain way. …

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