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Ici la retranscription intégrale de l'interview de Goran par "CBS press Junket"
Goran, can you talk a little bit about your character on the show and how your son in the show came to be?
Goran Visnjic: “How my son came to be? I created him.”
Halle Berry: “Another woman.”
Goran Visnjic: “There is another woman but not in that way, Halle. We work together. She's my partner in creating a robot, so thank you for messing things up. [Laughing] John is a scientist, a robotic scientist, and he created Ethan. And when Molly left in space she left kind of like with a relationship with Ethan being a little bit I would say unresolved, a bit under a question mark because it's very difficult to deal with let's say a 10-year-old when he's your son from birth on, not to mention a little robot, having him in your house. So in the pilot we are seeing Molly coming back and John is very comfortable with this little robot and Molly obviously is going to have some issues reconnecting with him after not seeing him for so much time spent in space. And basically that's going to be John's biggest problem to get this family together.”
How would you answer what makes us human?
Goran Visnjic: “I think when Molly leaves for the space mission for these 13 long months, John and Ethan are just having that kind of relationship and he is a robot, something he created. But by the time she comes back, he actually loves this kid. He sees him as a kid. So what makes us human, I would like to say, 'Love,' because John has really stopped seeing this kid as a robot anymore. He's really seeing him as his own kid. And that's where all these problems are going to start happening, because he's going to try to affect his life because the kid is getting marter and smarter and smarter. How smart is he going to be? He can become so fast, he's going to become so much faster than an adult human. If that happens, are we losing him? Is he going to stay a kid or is he going to become some kind of a super God-knows-what?”
Are you a sci-fi fan?
Goran Visnjic: “I started with fairytales when I was a kid. That was the introduction, you know, like Greek myths and stuff like that. Then as you grow older, you pretty much read all of those things that have already been written. These guys are dead, so science fiction becomes new mythology. And I started with Clark, Asimov, and then some new guys now like Peter Hamilton we've been talking about, a very good writer. So this is like really after never being a part of the science fiction world as an actor and coming into this was like really kind of like I was extremely happy just because of that little fact.”
How did you prepare for your role?
Goran Visnjic: “Well, I have a 7 year old at home so we practice every day fighting and screaming at each other and throwing him in the pool. Can Ethan go in the pool?”
Mickey Fisher: “Sure.”
Goran Visnjic: “That's the next episode. So, really, what Halle said. We've been talking to some experts in artificial intelligence and we've been talking to some people who are really out there. There is some breakthrough research happening right now but we are still, of course, far away from creating real AI and of course it will be much bigger. We are not going to be able to fit it in a little boy's head. But a couple of decades in the future, we don't know. But it is actually about us. It's about these relationships. So, honestly, what Halle said, 'Being a mom helped me a lot,' it's the same here. Having kids at home and dealing with them. Because at the end of the day, the episode that we are actually doing right now, which I can't talk much about, but it's a lot about this little boy is starting to be a little bit like a real kid. And I'm like, 'That's not how I built you.' So there are a lot of these things that you experience kind of with your own kids.”
Goran, are there a lot of technical, scientific things you have to wrap your head and your mouth around to deliver the dialogue for your character?
Goran Visnjic: “Not too many. It's pretty good. The most we're talking about is what Mickey was talking about before as we'vebeen discussing about the same thing Halle is talking about, because my character sees him actually as a kid. Now how is that possible? And where this little boy, this robot is going to go and how far we can stretch this reality. I mean, what's going to happen to him? My main fear with Ethan or with any robot we are going to be able to create is how fast they are going to become...you know, by the time you say to him, 'I love you,' between the 'I' and 'love' this kid can read three books. So if he gets into that phase, we are going to definitely lose him. So there's so many philosophical questions also that we are struggling with how to answer them and what's happening with John. It's more about actually every script I get and I have a scene with Ethan, I'm thinking, 'What the hell is going through John's head in this moment?' I can't get it from anybody else except from my head and it is a bit of a struggle. But having Pierce there, who is this amazing kid, and he is one of these kids that is able to concentrate, able to memorize his lines flawlessly. He actually reminds me of my lines every second day and he collects money when I curse. I owe him about $300. But he's still a kid so once we say, 'Okay, cut,' he turns into a little kid and then you can see this difference.”
Si vous avez besoin que je vous traduise un passage de cette interview ,demandez-moi en com mais je ne l'ai pas faite entièrement car ça me prendrait trop de temps
Cependant je vous propose déjà un petit topo des points importants soulevés dans les réponses de Goran
Il parle notamment de son fils / robot (Ethan ) qu'il a créé et qu'il considère rapidement comme son propre fils mais ce qui amène problème c'est qu'il devient de plus en plus intelligent et il se demande jusqu'où cela peut aller ,s'il va devnir très vite aussi mature qu'un adulte ou même un « Dieu je sais tout » pour reprendre ses termes
Goran parle aussi de Molly qui en revenant de l'espace a des difficultés pour renouer des liens avec Ethan ,d'autant que sa relation avec cet enfant robot n'était pas vraiment définie à son départ
Et il répond à la question « à votre avis qu'est-ce qui fait que nous sommes humains ? »
Je dirais « l'amour » car John a vraiment cessé de considérer ce petit gaçon comme un robot ,l'aimaint comme son propre fils...
On lui demande ensuite s'il est fan de science fiction et il répond que oui ,qu'étant enfant il a commencé par lire des mythologies ,grecques par exemple mais que la science fiction est devenue la nouvelle mythologie et qu'il a découvert Clark, Asimov, et des nouveaux talents comme Peter Hamilton ,un excellent écrivain
Réplique amusante à cette question : comment avez-vous préparé ce rôle ?
Goran répond qu'il a un enfant de 7 ans à la maison avec qui il combat avec lui ,crie et le lance dans la piscine chaque jour..et alors est-ce qu'Ethan peut aller dans la piscine ,lui ?
Ensuite il précise que Halle et lui ont côtoyé des experts en Intelligence Artificielle et d'autres qui sont tout à fait contre ça.Il y a des recherches en cours sur le sujet mais on est bien sûr loin encore du scénario
Aussi comme l'a dit Halle ,le fait d'être Maman dans la vie peut aider ,de même pour moi avec mes enfants ,le fait d'être parent.....