For Brolin, the newcomer for Men in Black 3, it was important that his involvement in the filmâs story wouldnât be as a third partner working with the other two. âWill and Tommy are an iconic duo,â he says. âIt wouldnât work if another actor came in as a third wheel. But when they explained to me the plot of the film and my role â that J goes back in time to 1969 and I would play the young K â well, Iâm in. Iâm in without even thinking about it, because thereâs a character I want to play.â
In the end, Brolin was ecstatic to take part in Men in Black 3. âBeing a part of this movie is crazy for me,â he explains.Â âWhen you go see a great movie, like Men in Black, youâre in the audience thinking, âWow, I want to be those guys.â You want to be that cool, to have that chemistry with someone. And then youâre asked to do it â itâs like winning the lottery. When I put on the suit, it was the most surreal feeling in the world â I felt like Superman.â
While Brolin had enough of a similar appearance going into the film, his treatment of Agent K had to be thoughtfully and carefully put together. Instead of an impersonation, he says he started with a bit of a caricature of Tommyâs character and reduced it from there. âWe really created our own thing.Â It was less about âHow am I going to do Tommy?â than finding a rendition of Tommy and then making it our own.â
Men in Black 3 is available starting Nov. 29 on Video On Demand. Check your cable system for availability.
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