Doug Jones Reveals More Info About Guillermo del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER
Doug Jones has revealed a little more info about the mysterious new Del Toro movie The Shape of Water. We've already mentioned a few of the details in previous articles. You are welcome to check them out here.
Basically what we know so far is that it's a love story that involves a fish... man? and a woman. It's set in the Cold War era and it's magical and mysterious. Which, if Del Toro is involved goes without saying.
Well, Jones, who will play the fish guy, recently revealed a little more on the project and how he and the character Sally Hawkins plays into the story of the film. In an interview with Movies.com he revealed this:
"My character is... even if I'm not in every scene, they're talking about me when I'm not there. I am the focal point of the whole movie. They're all having interactions because of me. It is one of the most gorgeous stories I have ever been a part of. And it was filmed beautifully. The art direction for the era - the cars, the clothes, the hair, the sets - it's very Del Toro and very gorgeous.
"Our central character is Sally Hawkins who plays a very sympathetic character, a woman you're just going to fall in love with. What she goes through... you're going to be rooting for her every step. It's a classic Del Toro movie where we root for an underdog in very impossible circumstances, and I'm a part of all of that in a very, very integral way. So without giving it all away, I think I just gave it all away."
It's nice to see Del Toro making these unique types of film. He is a director and creator, who I feel is always working on something new. He's done ghost stories, giant monster movies, regular monster movies, and now it almost sounds like this next film is something else altogether. You still have a kind of monster in it that is the focal point, but also much more human drama and romance, which is always one of the fascinating parts of Del Toro films. He has fantastic creatures, but the movies always try to focus on the more human elements. Plus just to have a film that isn't a sequel or prequel or remake is always a blessing.