Ray Winstone & Mel Gibson (Edge of Darkness)
Interview with Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone (Edge of Darkness)
Edge of Darkness is an emotionally charged thriller set at the intersection of politics and big business. Mel Gibson plays Thomas Craven, a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Department and a single father. When his only child, 24-year-old Emma, is murdered on the steps of his home, everyone assumes that he was the target. But he soon suspects otherwise, and embarks on a mission to find out about his daughter's secret life and her killing. His investigation leads him into a dangerous world of corporate cover-ups, government collusion and murder and to a shadowy government operative Darius Jedburgh, played by Ray Winstone, who has been sent in to clean up the evidence.
This is Mel Gibson's first on screen role in seven years. He's been making tabloid headlines having been charged with D.U.I's and making racial slurs in public.
Tribute's Bonnie Laufer spoke with Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone in Los Angeles about dealing with the emotional material they were given to work with given that they are both fathers themselves. Although the film deals with some pretty heavy material, Gibson did his best to keep things light on the set. Bonnie asked Gibson and Winstone who they thought might win as the best prankster had George Clooney co-starred in the film alongside Mel, who's known for pulling pranks.