Veteran Actor Molina Gets Meaty Role — and Short Commute

Photo courtesy Paisley Smith Alfred Molina
Photo courtesy Paisley Smith
Alfred Molina

Actor Alfred Molina, a La Cañada Flintridge resident whose parade of screen roles includes memorable appearances in “Spider-Man 2” and “Boogie Nights,” never stops trying to find the authenticity in every character he portrays.
“There’s always a process for every character,” Molina said in a recent phone interview. “You want to present a story that’s believable and a story the audience engages with. So yes, it’s more than just learning the lines. … It’s also about not misrepresenting the character. Even if you’re the absolute villain or a heroic character, you have to be honest to the nature of the character … you’ve got to play it like it is. Every choice you make has to be based on truth in the character or in the text.” Continue reading “Veteran Actor Molina Gets Meaty Role — and Short Commute”