Rachel Weisz ready to take on risky roles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 January 2017
Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz has decided she wants to "take more risks" in her career following three decades in the movie business

Rachel Weisz wants to "take more risks" in her career.

The 46-year-old British star - whose husband is Daniel Craig - has decided to stretch herself on screen after three decades in the film business and a host of acclaimed roles, including a Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winning performance in 'The Constant Gardener'.

In an interview with the Metro newspaper, she spilled: "I don't really feel that risky. I feel I have got to be more risky. I've decided now I intend to take more risks."

Weisz's latest film is 'Denial' in which she plays Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt and which is based on Lipstadt's book 'History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier' which is about the Irving v Penguin Books Ltd case when she was sued by Holocaust denier David Irving for libel.

Weisz stars alongside Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Alex Jennings and Timothy Spall - who plays Irving - and she has nothing but praise for Spall's portrayal of the Nazi sympathiser.

She said: "It's miraculous how Spall played the character. At times I felt a bit sorry for David Irving and I'm meant to hate him. Timothy played him like a real person. Tim's one of the best people to sit next to in a trailer at five in the morning. He's audacious, wild, shocking and deeply funny. He's wonderful - very sprightly and quick on his toes."

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