Interviews

Starfish: new behind the scenes video and interview with Tom

To promote the DVD and digital release of Starfish tomorrow in the UK, a new still of Tom as Tom Ray has been shared on Facebook, along with a new behind the scenes video. It appears to be the same behind the scenes glimpses shown at October's special screening, and interview with Tom from the premiere.

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Starfish: Tom Riley interview to promote DVD release

An audio snippet from one of Tom's interviews at the Starfish premiere last October has been uploaded to Sound Cloud, as part of the promotion for the UK DVD release on Monday 24th April 2017.

In addition, a video interview with Joanne Froggatt and Bill Clark shared on Facebook, also has a very brief glimpse of Tom behind the scenes while filming Starfish in 2015. It isn't clear whether the official Starfish social media team will share the rest of the behind the scenes footage shown at the special screenings last year.

Listen to the audio clip and watch the video embedded below. Pre-order the Starfish DVD now from Amazon UK. 

The Collection: bewitching new drama boasts an impressive ensemble cast

Decider has posted a third part from their interview with Tom, chatting about The Collection, now available to stream on Amazon Prime USA. Read it in full here. Tom provides more background to his character's relationship with Nina in the series (video clip showing their bond is at the bottom of this post). 

Riley told us, “The stuff with Claude, they’ve got such a weird, close sort of messed up relationship of un-reciprocated love. Unrequited love on her part. He does love her but as a friend and he’s unable to give her what she needs. Yet he kind of wants to and they have a weird sexual chemistry despite his sexuality. That for me is the most complex and interesting relationship in the show and working with Jenna was just a ball. She’s the most French person I’ve ever met in my life.”

The Collection: the complex role reveals Riley as an actor to watch

Three interviews with Tom in one day! What a treat! Elle shared their interview with Tom online, and included some kind words about his performance as Claude Sabine: "The complex role also reveals Riley as an actor to watch. He channels Claude's low moments with an intense gravity, just as he's able to unveil the character's more vulnerable side."

Tom Riley wasn't really looking to do another TV show when he was approached about Amazon's new historical drama The Collection. The British actor, who had recently wrapped three seasons as the Da Vinci in Da Vinci's Demons, hesitated at the thought of offering so much of his time to another series, but ultimately found the story too compelling to resist. "It was the family drama at the center of the whole thing," he says of The Collection, which follows a pair of brothers running a fashion house in post-war Paris.

The series, which premieres on Amazon Prime on February 10, centers on the tension between Riley's moody Claude Sabine, secretly the real artist behind the clothes, and his brother Paul, the public face of the house. Fashion itself, though, "was this expansive world I had no idea about,"

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