Published On: Tue, Nov 5th, 2013

Robert Davi talks ‘Doonby’ and preparing for roles

Robert Davi has a long resume of popular roles in films like Goonies and License to Kill. Now Davi tackles a role in the film Doonby, starring alongside John Schneider, Ernie Hudson, as Sheriff Woodley.

Doonby movie posterDavi talked with Media Mikes about the role and challenging topic of the film.

“The people doing the film came to me about working on it. I knew they were hitting a subject matter without being preachy in anyway. Instead they were showing things from an alternative view. It took on the pro-life issue and really looks at it differently. The film shows us how each life matters. That appealed to me. The film wasn’t judgmental in anyway. I was able to wear a cowboy hat and have a little bit of fun with the role. (Laughs).”

“It was quite a bit different than another film I did recently called The Iceman,” Davi added.

“On that film I was able to work with people like Ray Liotta, Michael Shannon and Winona Ryder. The film is the true story of Richard Kuklinski who was a serial killer for the mob. That was a really cool film to work on. Doonby was also fun but in a different way.  Writer/Director Peter Mackenzie had such enthusiasm.”

Davi elabortated on how he prepares for roles.

“With every role I do research. For instance for my character in Doonby I talked to a friend of mine who is the head of the FBI in that area. I talked with guys who were transplanted in to that area in an effort to pick up a subtle type of accent. The rest of the role comes from your imagination. Some roles do require more research than others. If I have played a similar role in the past there may be less prepping needed. For “Expendables 3” I had never played an Albanian mafia character before. I was able to consult with people from that world and learn their mind set and behavior. Those are some pretty tough guys.”

Check out the full interview here

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