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Liev Schreiber Talks Sabretooth

Published December 8, 2008 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox, Sci Fi Wire
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I have been a fan of Liev Schreiber ever since he showed his mug in the Scream films and I have been waiting for the actor to get some big roles to the likes of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Taking up the role of Sabretooth in the film, the actor tells Sci Fi Wire that it is the most brutal character he's ever played.

Schreiber on Sabretooth


"I found it to be really intense," Schreiber said in a group interview on Dec. 7 in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was promoting Defiance. "The character I play is incredibly brutal and feral and has a bloodlust unlike any other character I've ever played. This guy is a real killer."

Though his character starts off as somewhat of a partner to Wolverine, they eventually go head to head for a good majority of the film. Intense action meant a lot of choreography.

"Just to do [a] fight scene with Hugh was really terrific, because as a dancer he has that kind of discipline and choreography," Schreiber said. "I always studied to be a fight choreographer and wanted to be a dancer, too, but didn't quite have the feet for it. We have some remarkable fight scenes together, and I'm looking forward to people seeing those."



Claiming to be a fan of the source material, Schreiber promises that Wolverine is a faithful interpretation.

"I was a fan of the comic books," he said. "I just loved the character of Wolverine. I always have. That sort of deeply ironic and very urban sensibility on a superhero was something that I thought was really groundbreaking, the style of writing, particularly the very sort of editorial style. I just always loved it, and I think that we were able to capture some of that darkness in this movie, so I'm very proud."

X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens to theaters on May 1st.

For more movie info, go to the X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie Page.


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