Damien’s patience seems to be growing thin. Though no one will confirm them, rumors have been circulating that there are enormous creative differences between Damien and the studio. Additionally, I have recently learned that long ago Damien lost the casting battle, and that virtually none of the casting choices have been his own.
These growing pressures, and his contempt for certain cast members, seems to be taking their toll on our poor director. This was starkly illustrated when I sat down to interview Damien and the films lovable emotional center, “Fats” played by Jeff Portnoy. The character of Fats has several scenes that require enormous dramatic talents. Portnoy however, seems to be treating all scenes, including the one I captured here, as fodder for his childish and moronic jokes.