Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Michael Shannon / Fault Magazine
This is my cover story with Oscar nominated actor Michael Shannon, aka the guy famed for his dramatic reading of that crazy ass Delta Gamma sorority letter, from the July issue of FAULT Magazine. Actually he's more famous for being the bad dude opposite Superman in Man of Steel or the prohibition era policeman in Boardwalk Empire (OBSESSED with that show - miss you Michael Pitt!).
I teamed up once again with Alexandra Leese for this story and we wanted to give it a modern gangster or mafia boss sort of vibe with suits by Louis Vuitton, Hardy Amies, Tommy Hilfiger, etc, to play up his recent role as a hitman in The Iceman which he starred in opposite Winona Rider. (I feel like I'm two degrees of Kevin Bacon away from like, everyone now...I so win that game). I was so thrilled to be on board this and for the chance to work with such an amazing character actor. He's definitely a bit intimidating in person similar to most of the characters he plays, a combination of his size, his presence, his persona - I was kind of a afraid to adjust his collar or tweak his jacket without asking permission to first! But all in all he's a decent guy and it was a pleasure meeting him.