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Marsden loved challenge of shoot

Matthew Marsden said soaps stood him in good stead for film acting: Photo © Marsden loved challenge of shoot Photo

Matthew Marsden has revealed it was "physically demanding" shooting his new film Bounty Killer in just 18 days.

The former Coronation Street actor said making the action comedy was a brilliant experience, but it was challenging because it was completed on a tight schedule.

He said: "Things can be enjoyable and difficult at the same time. It was an 18-day shoot and we only made it for a million dollars, and a lot of people don't realise that. I've been on movies where they spend way more than that on one action sequence.

"It was tough and physically demanding getting all those scenes and keeping the continuity in your brain.

"A lot of people not involved in the movie industry don't understand that; it's a difficult thing, especially on small productions like that, because you don't have a lot of time. It's not like you get 50 takes. You get your take, and then you move on."

He added: "So it was difficult, but I love that. I'm very fortunate to do what I do."

Matthew, 40, also told how working in soaps was good training for his film career.

He explained: "With these bigger movies you get a lot of time. I always say, 'You get paid to wait not act', because you're sitting around a lot."

The actor continued: "Doing Corrie, I had a fabulous time on that show. It's been a long time since I left and I loved the people on it. It's kind of like back in the day when you'd do repertory theatre to earn your spurs. So when you go into these films and you've got an entire day to get two minutes of footage, you're like, 'This is easy!'."

:: Bounty Killer is available on VOD (Video On Demand), DVD and Blu-Ray now.

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