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DA MAN: Back to the movie itself, what would you say is the best part of “Gold” that would attract viewers?
Édgar Ramírez: I think the comradery between me and Matthew McConaughey is definitely something that’s worth watching. We play two guys who come from different worlds that bond together and work together to chase their dreams. They end up becoming the best of friends. And I think that’s what happened to me and Matthew. It was a really cool experience.
DA MAN: Do you have any particularly memorable on-set stories you can share with us?
Édgar Ramírez: Oh man, there are so many! We worked so hard on the film and it was in the middle of monsoon season, so we had to really fight through the weather in Thailand. There was actually one week where we lost eight different sets because of the water levels and the amount of rain. The struggle that these characters had to go through in the story was the same struggle that we had to go through in real life—just two guys fighting against the elements. It wasn’t only us, but the entire crew struggled through this weather to make the film. We bonded together; me, Matthew, Stephen [director Stephen Gaghan] and the rest of the crew trying to get this movie finished despite the weather and the geographical difficulties. Probably one of the most memorable moments were the times that Matthew and I had to sleep in our respective trailers in the middle of the jungle in order to make our call times the next day. We would film late into the night and, if we went all the way back to our hotels, it would have cut our sleep time in half, so we would stay just stay at the filming location. It gave us the unique opportunity to actually sleep in the middle of the jungle and that really brought the cast and crew together even more.
DA MAN: And you’re also set to appear in the higly-anticipated “The Girl on the Train.” On a scale of one to 10, how you would personally rate “The Girl on the Train”?
Édgar Ramírez: 25!
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