Every Thursday night until the Academy Awards on Sun., Mar. 7, I’ll be hosting Countdown to the Red Carpet, AMC’s award-season interview series, with nominees for this year’s Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and Oscars. Tonight I’ll be sitting down with actor Jeremy Renner, a SAG best actor nominee for his role as the wild Sgt. William James in Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker.
Renner plays an explosives ordnance disposal soldier in the current Iraq war whose job it is to literally walk up to and disarm roadside bombs. In our interview, Renner tells me why he thought completing the movie was going to be so tough. We also discuss how real-life military families have been affected by this film and why this story is one that has received such critical acclaim.
For more Countdown to the Red Carpet, tune in tonight and every subsequent Thursday during the 8PM movie. You can get more details about our Countdown interviews as well as live behind-the-scenes updates by following along with me on AMC News on Twitter.