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Morena Baccarin recalls James Caan’s approach to life: ‘I want to go doing what I love’

  • Morena Baccarin shared her admiration for working with James Caan, praising his dedication to acting despite poor health.
  • Fast Charlie, starring Baccarin, Caan, and Pierce Brosnan, has received positive reviews from critics and audiences.
  • Phillip Noyce, the director, spoke about the close relationship between Caan and Brosnan during filming, comparing them to a father and son.

During an interview, Fast Charlie actress Morena Baccarin reminisced about her time working with the legendary James Caan, who passed away in July 2022 at 82 years old. Baccarin shared her admiration for The Godfather star, recounting how she was “very starstruck” upon meeting him and impressed by his dedication to his craft amidst declining health.

Baccarin said, “He was so present and excited to work and creative, and it’s like, I remember thinking, ‘This is how I want to go out, doing what I love.’ And you can tell he did it till the very last breath.” She also commented on Caan’s skill in portraying a character with dementia, adding, “I can’t tell till this day if he was struggling to remember lines, or if that was part of his character. You know what I mean? He was just that good.”

In Fast Charlie, an action thriller, Baccarin stars alongside Caan and Pierce Brosnan. The film follows assassin Charlie Swift, played by Brosnan, on a revenge mission as he teams up with Baccarin’s character, Marcie Kramer, the mobster’s ex-wife. Caan plays Stan, the murdered boss whose legacy Swift seeks to honor. The film, directed by Phillip Noyce and written by Richard Wenk, was released on December 8, 2023, garnering praise from critics and fans alike.

In a previous interview, director Phillip Noyce shared his observations of the bond formed between Pierce Brosnan and James Caan during the movie’s production, noting it resembled a father-son relationship. Noyce described how Brosnan, a sensitive individual, took care of Caan on set and developed a deep respect for him that translated onscreen and offscreen.

Morena Baccarin will be returning to her role as Vanessa in the upcoming Marvel sequel Deadpool 3, which also stars Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. She mentioned that she has completed filming for the movie and teased fans with a “fun surprise.” Deadpool 3 is set to be released on July 26, 2024, as part of Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.