Orlando Bloom and Riley Keough arrived for the Tribeca Film Festival Premiere of “The Good Doctor” at the BMCC Tribeca PAC New York on April 22, 2011.
Riley Keough Tells Us What It’s Like Playing Opposite Orlando Bloom
The Good Doctor is the second film you’ve acted in. What has it been like making the transition from model to actor, and what have you learned along the way?
It’s been wonderful. I think I was really lucky being able to grow up modeling and getting the opportunity to travel the world and experience so much at a young age. They are definitely two totally different worlds so it’s been very cool to experience them both in a lifetime. Acting is what I’ve always wanted to do and is such a huge passion of mine. I feel really blessed that I get to do it.
The film is very dark; are you a fan of thrillers like this? Was it draining at all to assume this role?
It is dark. But I think there’s something really beautiful and unique to it as well. I am a fan of all kinds of films; dark, light, thrillers, drama, comedy, everything! As long as they have an emotional effect on me, I suppose.
What was it like playing opposite Orlando Bloom?
Had you two met previous to shooting the film? We had never met, no. The first time we met was in a read-through for The Good Doctor. It was really great working with him. He’s a very wonderful person, very caring and sincere, and such a talented actor as well. It’s so great to work with nice people. One of my favorite things about [acting] is getting to watch everyone else’s work and he was definitely fun to watch.
Can you tell us anything about your upcoming projects Jack and Diane and Yellow?
Jack and Diane is a very interesting unique little love story between two girls set in New York. It’s got a bit of a fantastical element to it that’s really cool. I play opposite Juno Temple and it was directed by this really great guy, director Bradley Rust Gray. And Yellow is a very cool sort of dark film. I don’t feel like it’s a dark comedy, but that’s what people say. It’s a very interesting story about this sort of wild and colorful family that have a lot of intense dynamics and things going on. That one’s directed by Nick Cassavetes.