Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Interview with Roland Carey

A true find: an interview with the ever elusive Roland Carey, star of THE GIANTS OF THESSALY (1960), SWORD OF EL CID (1962), and  REVOLT OF THE BARBARIANS (1964). The interview is in French but I'm fluent in French so I got everything.

This interview is really fun. Roland seemed to be a fun guy, with a good sense of humour. He does drop a lot of names here, including auditioning for Sergio Leone for the role that Clint Eastwood eventually got. According to Roland, Leone wanted an American actor and the moment Leone saw he wasn't American, he said the audition was over. He mentioned that he and Clint both dated Linda Christian and became friends from this relationship. He mentioned that he filmed a pilot for a TARZAN TV series but he had to refuse the series since the contract was for 7 years. He said he didn't want to be tied to a TV series for so long. Lotsa fun trivia in it. Roland died last year so this interview is a keep. It shows clips of his movies, including his PEPLUM ones.

Roland as Jason in THE GIANTS OF THESSALY (1960)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If these actors are to be believed, everyone auditioned for "The Man With No Name" role except for Shirley Temple! Sort of like James Bond.