What is it like to work with Mick Jagger -- when he's acting?
The director and lead actor in the upcoming movie The Burnt Orange Heresy -- Giuseppi Capotonde and Claes Bang -- spoke to Billboard about their film's most famous cast member.
Capontonde describes Sir Mick's role in the "Faustian tale" as that of "the devil who makes the deal with the art critic." He describes going to London to meet Jagger as "very unnerving before going in," but says "he’s just a gentle soul. He wanted to do it and then when he was on set, it was just like any other director and actor. He wasn't 'Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones.' It's working with the legend, but the good thing is that he doesn't act like one.”
Bang, whose parents are big Stones fans, says of acting with Mick: "Obviously, before he comes on set, you're like, ‘Whoa, I might faint when I see him or something,’ But on the day, if I was sitting there thinking, ‘Whoa, this is Mick Jagger,’ I probably would forget my lines. It's really about doing the job on the day. In that sense, he becomes your fellow actor on that day."