“Leonardo and Jennifer are lovely people. I still pinch myself thinking I worked with them. They are generous. Plus, it was wonderful to see actors of that level stay humble and hardworking every time. Leonardo and Jennifer never brought any kind of ego to sets like that (despite their stardom)…and that’s what makes them such great actors,” he said.
Directed by Oscar winner Adam McKay, “Don’t Look Up” is a satire on climate change. The film revolves around the story of two astronomers who discover that a comet is approaching Earth and would lead to the destruction of life as we know it.
While talking more about the movie, Patel couldn’t help but praise McKay.
“I think when you work with a filmmaker like Adam, you do what you have to do in the truth of the scene. And a filmmaker like Adam will know exactly what he’s doing and how it all fits together… you can really trust a filmmaker like that. So I was just doing what needed to be done and trusting Adam to steer the ship,” he added.
Prior to “Don’t Look Up,” Patel garnered attention with his stints on projects such as Danny Boyle’s “EastEnders” and “Yesterday.”