Josh Myers plays Moisha Blueball in Simon Rumley's gangster film, ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON.
BritFlicks (BF) talks with Josh Myers (JM) about his role in Simon Rumley's ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON.
Josh Myers has recently been in Greg Hall's BONDED BY BLOOD 2 where he played Ricky Percival, RISE OF THE FOOT SOLDIER 3: THE BEGINNING and very successful THE KRAYS: DEAD MAN WALKING from Jonathan Sothcott's Hereford Films.
BF) Josh tell us about your character Moisha Blueball in ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON?
JM) Moisha Blueball is a Jewish gangster who is a tough guy but also Jack Comer’s right hand man and very close friend. He looks after Jack throughout his criminal career.
BF) How did you get the part?
JM) I worked with Terry Stone on my previous film ‘Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning’. We got on really well and became good pals. His next film project was ‘Once Upon a Time in London’ and he offered me the chance to play Moisha. I was confident I could do a good job so I took the part and I'm loving it.
BF) ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON is period film set in 40/50’s London; can we expect that reflected in the dialogue?
JM) I know that they have worked really hard on the script to get the dialogue right for that era so I would say yes - you can expect the dialogue to reflect the 40/50s in the film for sure!
BF) Do you have any special techniques that help you get into character?
JM) I’ll be honest. not really. I just focus really hard when I'm on any film set and listen to what the director is asking of me.
BF) What’s it like working with director Simon Rumley?
JM) Working with Simon is great. He’s a brilliant director and I love the fact that in each scene he knows exactly what he wants and how to shoot it . He has a great sense of humour on and off set and is a very likeable guy. I really like him a lot, he's a top bloke
BF) ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON has a cast full of British gangster film acting pedigree with the likes of Terry Stone, Leo Gregory, Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Mark Harris, Roland Manookian and Doug Allen. What’s it like working with these guys and is there a lot of banter?
JM) It's great to work with such talented actors. All these guys are not only good actors but are such lovely people. Yes, of course, there is a lot of banter on set, we all had a great laugh making this film but when the cameras come on everyone goes into serious mode and it's great to see that
BF) You play Ricky Percival in Greg Hall’s BONDED BY BLOOD 2 (great movie by the way!) and we were lucky enough to meet you on the set of RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER 3, which is out later this year. Is there anything coming up in 2017?
JM) Glad you liked the film, thanks. I have a few things lined up for 2017 but I'm not allowed to say right now. When the time is right I will let you guys know, for sure!
BF) if you could play any role in any film what would it be?
JM) Has to be to play Jim Carey in the first film ‘Dumb and Dumber’ as I would love to do a comedy.
BF) Are there any directors you would like to work with?
JM) I would love to work with Luc Besson as I think he’s a fantastic director and his films are amazing.
BF) What is your favourite British gangster/crime film?
JM) I have to say it's got to be Guy Ritchie's film ‘Snatch’ - great film.
BF) What inspired you to become an actor?
JM) As a young kid growing up watching films I said to myself: I want to be on TV and in films and was very much inspired by my Dad who is in the film business himself. I pushed myself and started acting at a young age and never give up and here I am today!
BF) So what’s next after ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON?
JM) I have a few films lined up but yet again, not allowed to say yet what they are. So watch this space….
BF) Josh Myers thank you for taking the time to talk with Britflicks.