Michael Shannon Tells The Coolest Story About Watching Shape Of Water Win Best Picture From A Dive Bar

by Jeremy Spirogis
Michael Shannon Tells The Coolest Story About Watching Shape Of Water Win Best Picture From A Dive Bar

The proprietor of The Ale House took that photograph. Bruce, or one of many homeowners. … Anyway, he took the image and he mentioned, ‘You have no idea what this is going to do!’ And I mentioned, ‘What are you talking about Bruce? Who’s going to care about that foolish image?’ And right here I’m. [laughs] But, I used to be on the town, actually, as a result of the present that I had directed was closing. And I had been gone – as a result of I had been engaged on Little Drummer Girl and I had missed many of the run and my forged… this play ran via the winter in Chicago, and it was a brutal winter. People had been getting sick. People had been slipping on ice. I imply, my forged had simply gone via Hell to do that present. And it was a very talked-about present for the theater and I felt like I owed it to them to be there for the closing, which was within the afternoon. It was a matinee. So I went to the final efficiency, after which we had a reception afterwards and I instructed everyone how a lot I appreciated the exhausting work that they had performed. And then we had a little bit after occasion at The Ale House.

But do not get me improper. I imply, I’m phenomenally pleased with the truth that I’m in The Shape of Water, and I’m phenomenally pleased with the truth that I labored with Guillermo and I do not take it flippantly. Not one bit. But I’m additionally very pleased with the work I do in Chicago at my little theater firm. So I felt like I owed it to my folks to be there.

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