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Patrick Schwarzenegger and his father, Colin Firth, have a difficult relationship
‘s new drama “The Staircase.” But in real life, the actor said his famous dad Arnold was nothing but supportive of his new role — even though Patrick didn’You should not seek his advice for acting advice.
“A lot of sons go to their father for advice with anything. I definitely go to him like that, but I didn’t go to him for this specific character,”The “Daniel Isn’t Real”Actor said.
According to the 28-year-old, however, Arnold is a massive fan of both the true-crime documentary that inspired the new drama, and Antonio Campos’ gripping new adaptation for HBO Max.
“He had watched the miniseries, and he was obsessed with it as well once he found out that I got cast in this,” Patrick, who’s the eldest son of Arnold and journalist Maria Shriver, revealed.
The actor told Insider that he’d watched the documentary series “twice”before he was cast as the new adaptation. “really excited”To play Todd Peterson (Firth), the son of Michael Peterson (Firth), who is accused of murdering his wife Kathleen in 2001.
Patrick Schwarzenegger and Dane DeHaan on HBO Max’s “The Staircase.”
Patrick also thanked Campos for helping to prepare the actors for the show.
“Antonio Campos was with the story for like, 10 years. He was such a treasure chest of information. He had so much uncut footage from the documentary to pull from, and interviews to read, and he was almost a one stop shop of information,”Patrick said.
The new HBO Max drama is inspired in part by the true-crime documentary series, and follows Peterson (Firth) and his blended family as they try to come to terms with Kathleen’s death, and Peterson’s possible guilt.
Investigators identified the former novelist as a person of interest following Kathleen’s death, and Peterson later turned himself in after being indicted for Kathleen’s murder. Peterson was acquitted after a long and highly publicized trial. Convicted in the first-degree murder of a victim and sentenced to a life sentence in prison2003
However, after it was revealed that one of the prosecution’s key witnesses had lied while under oath, a judge vacated the original jury’s verdictIn 2011. After 2017 Alford plea submissionPeterson was Reported for time served.
“The Staircase,”It also stars Sophie Turner, Toni Collette and Michael Stuhlbarg.
HBO Max: New episodes are released Thursdays. Watch the trailer below.