Barney’s Version hits screens with star Paul Giamatti as the titular character. Barney is a complicated character and in the hands of Giamatti, he is simultaneously endearing, enraging and irrelevant.
But that is what we’ve come to expect from Paul Giamatti characters. Barney’s Version is the Giamatti show and we could not imagine any other actor in the role. Starring alongside Giamatti is UK actress Rosamund Pike.
Pike portrays Giamatti’s love interest. She is the central love in the life story of a man who has lived a life defined by others. Through Barney’s Version we see…well, his version!
Giamatti and Pike visited with SheKnows at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills for an exclusive video interview that delves into what makes a flawed character such as Barney, so darn likable. We think it has a lot to do with the man playing Barney, an actor who rivets with each performance and never lets his audience down with subpar work.
Giamatti recently won an Emmy for his role as John Adams and his film work spans the Academy Award-nominated Sideways, The Last Station, The Illusionist, Cinderella Man and American Splendor.
Rosamund Pike first became aware to American audiences with her role as Miranda Frost in the James Bond thriller, Die Another Day. From there she went on to play Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and was most recently seen in the stellar Made in Dagenham.
Pike joined Giamatti on Barney’s Version to have the chance to work with such an esteemed actor. In person, Giamatti is funny and loose and ready for some chit chat with SheKnows. As you can see in our exclusive interview, the chemistry between these two actors is top notch.
Sit back and enjoy a moment in time where two great actors working at the top of their game meet for a talk about what makes Barney’s Version so great.