Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis are starring in the new film ‘Looper’, which just premiered at TIFF. Both actors play the same character, albeit different ages, and Gordon-Levitt speaks to the Huffington Post about what it was like playing a younger version of Bruce Willis.
When asked if Willis liked his impersonation, Gordon-Levitt replied "[Bruce is] a very understated guy. Not the type to butter you up, which is nice because he's always being honest. I did catch him once or twice giving me a second look, though. There was even one time where were doing a scene where we were yelling back and forth at each other and then in between takes he was like, very casually, 'you sound like me,' and walked away. I had an internal jumping up and down victory."
He also talks about his character in Looper, and says he's a 'sad and unfortunate soul'. "The character I'm playing in Looper is not really a good guy," Gordon-Levitt says. "He kills people for a living; he doesn't have any friends or family; he's a very sad, unfortunate soul. But you have to love your character like a mother loves her child, even if there's not a lot to admire about them. Everyone is themselves and if you're judging the charter from the outside you're not going to be able to play them with much authenticity."
Looper releases in theatres nationwide September 28, 2012 and in addition to Bruce Willis, co-stars Emily Blunt.