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—, directed by and starring Jodie Foster, failed to garner critical praise or commercial success, EW singled out “the consistently wonderful” Yelchin’s “great live-wire performance” as a son struggling to navigate his complicated relationship with his severely depressed father (Mel Gibson).
That drives the couple apart — Anna returns home to work for a magazine in the UK, while Jacob starts his own custom furniture business — and forces them to decide whether their relationship can endure a distance of 5,000 miles and seven time zones.I lied to my family and told them it was somebody else. While the work received mixed reviews, the young actor shined as a kid who’s kidnapped when his brother can’t pay back the money he owes.“There are certain things that I took, from the fact that [Koenig] replaced every ‘V’ with a ‘W’ which is weird.I don’t really know where that decision came from but regardless that’s the decision that he made and I thought it was important to bring that to the character.” —, released in April, Yelchin plays a punk rocker who, along with his bandmates, becomes embroiled in the affairs of a murderous clan of neo-Nazi skinheads after playing a set at their seedy bar.“He’s a terrific young man and a talented actor,” Koenig told Star at the time.
Yelchin went on to reprise that role for the sequel, .
The 22-year-old Yelchin — who’s been acting professionally since the age of ten — told me he relished the opportunity to help create a character from the ground up and to improvise in a drama, rather than a comedy. My parents [former professional figure skaters Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin] are athletes; they tried me to get me to do that, but I just couldn’t. First I wanted to be a scientist, and I set our bathroom on fire.
During our conversation, which also included a few questions about Yelchin’s role in “Star Trek 2,” we talked about the challenge of improvising without speaking and just who the heck he’s talking to in all those scenes acting into a cell phone. Then I wanted to be a basketball player and I’m a not-very-tall white, Russian Jewish kid. There wasn’t anything in my life that I felt really excited about. I was very shy but very animated in private, and a friend of ours who is an actor knew me well enough to tell my parents “You should take your son to an acting class.” My parents were of the opinion, because they had started skating very young, that you should have something that you do that you care about, because it structures your life as you’re growing up.
I don’t know that anyone, at a certain point in the movie, is really thinking that.
Director Drake Doremus and co-writer Ben York Jones penned a detailed outline then developed the characters and story with their lead actors, Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin. “It was actually very detailed in terms of subtext and the emotional condition of the characters.
It was easy for the Russian-born actor to don Chekov’s famous accent, which is one of the things he took from Koenig’s portrayal of the character.