James DuMont of Dallas Buyers Club took some time to speak with SheKnows at the Golden Globes after-party to dish about the acclaimed film.
SheKnows was able to catch up with Dallas Buyers Club‘s James DuMont to talk all about his part in the film at the 2014 Golden Globes after-party red carpet.
DuMont, who plays the father to Jared Leto’s character Rayon, took some time to speak to us about the critically acclaimed film and how he met Leto for the first time.
“I saw him coming out of makeup, because he had been in drag during the whole movie,” DuMont revealed. “So I wanted to give him space, and I had mine… but I saw him out of the corner of my eye and he saw me. And it was the first time he was out of drag for the movie.”
DuMont also went on about a scene in the film where Rayon walks into the bank where his father works, and how he just couldn’t look at his transgender son (who was now a woman) in the eye. “I looked everywhere but his eyes in order to get his attention,” the actor said about the critical part in the film.
“It’s amazing how little subtle things lead to the kind of work that we end up doing,” DuMont added. “And [director] Jean-Marc Vallée has a lot to do with that.”
Apparently, according to DuMont, Vallée let the actors improvise on many scenes, acting them out without rehearsal, which led to many great moments in the award-winning movie.
When asked about what got to him choked up the most during the film, the 49-year-old Chicago native said it was a scene with Leto that really pulled at his heartstrings. “I still have a hard time when [Rayon] says, ‘I’m sorry, Dad,’ and his voice goes up a couple octaves, as if you’re hearing a little boy behind the man. Gets me every time!” DuMont said, as he actually teared up.
DuMont also spoke about how his role in this film has been different than others he’s worked on. The actor claimed that the honesty and people connection that Dallas Buyers Club offers has allowed viewers to pay more attention to his efforts as an actor.
You can hear more about Dallas Buyers Club and DuMont in his interview video above.