Vera Farmiga feels ‘ignited’ by Robert Downey Jr. in ‘The Judge’

10.08.14 2 years ago

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LOS ANGELES – Vera Farmiga and Dax Shepard are definitely part of the Robert Downey Jr. fan club, especially after working with the “Iron Man” on “The Judge.”

But don't discount: Billy Bob Thornton is apparently a pretty good hang.

The co-stars told HitFix reporter Louis Virtel what made their own roles in the flick so cool (or “cute-cucumber,” whatever your preference) too.

“I like taking on feminine characterizations I admire, and want to be more like,” Farmiga said of her role Samantha. “There's a lot in between the lines.”

For Shepard, he said this is the first time ever he's “played someone who's a straight[-up] good person,” he said. “I'm not witty, I'm not making fun of anyone. I do my best… really acknowledging how I feel about Downey in real life. Which is 'this guy is the greatest.'”

Which roles would the actors love to take from their movies, and turn into a TV show?

Frito from “Idiocracy” is certainly a fan favorite, as far as Shepard's resumee is concerned. He likes to make his wife Kristen Bell laugh by busting out that dumbbell accent around the house.

And Farmiga would love to be that good ol' “wacky prostitute” Oana from 2006's “Breaking and Entering.”

Watch the rest of the interview above, on other fun moments from “The Judge,” why Shepard's caught on the term “buffoon” and how fans see Farmiga after getting a load of Norma Bates from “Bates Motel.”

“The Judge” is in theaters Friday.

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