Andrew Scott, known for his villainous roles in “Sherlock” and “Spectre,” has expressed his disinterest in continuing to play such characters in the future. In a recent interview with British GQ, Scott revealed that he feels more drawn to roles in the “grey areas” and that he didn’t think he was particularly good in his previous villainous role.
Scott’s upcoming film, “All of Us Strangers,” is already generating Oscar buzz. Directed by Andrew Haigh, the film stars Scott alongside Paul Mescal and is loosely based on Taichi Yamada’s novel “Strangers.” The story follows Adam (Scott) as he embarks on an intense and intimate relationship with Paul Mescal’s character, Harry. The plot takes a supernatural turn as Adam discovers his late parents’ home unchanged, leading to a captivating journey between reality and the supernatural.
Haigh, who infused his own personal experiences into the script, revealed that shooting the film was a deeply personal journey for both him and Scott. In fact, the scenes of Adam’s parents’ house were even filmed in Haigh’s own childhood home. One particularly poignant moment in the film sees Adam coming out to his parents, a scene that resonated with Scott on a personal level. Reflecting on his own experience of coming out to his parents in real life, Scott shared the inevitable pain and risk involved, but he also emphasized the incredible feeling of love and acceptance that comes from being supported by family and friends.
For Scott, making “All of Us Strangers” served as a cathartic experience, allowing him to confront and channel his own pain into his performance. Through the process, he came to realize that his sexuality, once viewed as a burden, has become a unique gift that enriches his life in unexpected ways. He expressed his gratitude for the love and acceptance he received at a young age, a privilege that not all queer individuals are fortunate enough to experience.
The actor’s deep connection to his character and the film as a whole is evident as he discusses the profound impact the project had on him. Scott’s portrayal of Adam and his personal journey in “All of Us Strangers” allowed him to reconcile with his own experiences and find strength and positivity in his identity.
“All of Us Strangers” is set to hit theaters on December 22, and it promises to be a powerful and moving exploration of love, identity, and the supernatural. With Scott’s deeply personal connection to the film and Haigh’s intimate directorial approach, the upcoming release is anticipated to captivate audiences and spark meaningful conversations about the human experience.