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Published On: Fri, Jul 25th, 2014

Nick Thurston talks ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ training, Blue Eyes, motion capture

Actor Nick Thurston was part of the amazing cast that was transformed into primates for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the latest chapter in the popular Planet of the Apes franchise. Nick spoke with The Global Dispatch’s Dispatch Radio about the experience in an exclusive new interview.

Nick ThurstonNick detailed the training and the painful, yet amazing, experience of being transformed into Blue Eyes, Caesar’s oldest son. Choreographer Terry Notary gave an incredible inside look in the video below and Nick says his shoulder’s paid the price.

Director Matt Reeves and Andy Serkis have received a ton of credit for Dawn and Nick adds some of his own from an actor’s perspective.

Nick would not confirm he’s signed up for the third film in the rebooted franchise, but it’s a no brainer to expect him back as Blue Eyes.

Brandon and Nick then discuss the film White Irish Drinkers, Nick’s role and watching the film for the first time with his grandmother. The uncomfortable moment where Nick races through a cemetery naked is only made more entertaining by the actor’s commentary.

He also gives some advice for fighting, or not fighting Stephen Lang of Terra Nova, Avatar fame.

Nick Thurston as Blue Eyes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes photoNick is Sierra Club member and talks about his love the environment, being an active climber and how important awareness is now and moving ahead.

Check out the full interview.

Follow Nick on Facebook: RealNickThurston

For a ton more on Nick and his resume of work, check out his IMDB page HERE

 

More Entertainment Interviews – click HERE

Check out the Dispatch Interviews PAGE (DispatchInterviews.com)

 

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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