The emotional fallout of losing a family member is the focus of The Lovely Bones, and it’s a state of being that Stanley Tucci knows all too well.
In a recent interview with NPR, the 49-year-old actor — who portrays serial killer George Harvey in the film adaptation of the bestselling book — opens up about what life has been like since losing wife Kate last year to cancer.
“There’s all the blaming of yourself, which you can’t do, but you kind of do,” he shares, “and I’m just — I’m mostly sad.”
“I’m sad for Kate that she can’t be here, and I’m sad for my children that they didn’t have the opportunity to spend more time with her because she was an extraordinary person.”
Twins Isabel and Nicolo, 9 ½, and Camilla, 7, were never far from Stanley’s mind as he shot the film. “Yes, two of them are daughters, and yes, I was very hesitant to take this role,” he says before adding,
“Not only because of them, but just because I don’t — I’m never — I don’t care to watch movies or read books or see documentaries about serial killers or child molesters or people who are both. I don’t — there’s too much of it around. I think America’s kind of obsessed with it.”
The Lovely Bones is in theaters January 15th.