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Exclusive Interview with Matthew Goode

Actor Matthew Goode came to Comic-Con this past weekend to promote the upcoming adaptation of the graphic novel WatchmenBut he also had time to talk about his new role in another literary adaptation, that of Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited.

Goode had literally just gotten off the plane before being brought to the Hard Rock Hotel's cabana for interviews, and he seemed a little punchy from the trip. He had no idea what would await him in Hall H for the panel on Watchmen, only that there were going to be a lot of people, and many fans of the graphic novel that he feared would grill him.

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British actor Matthew Goode had first impressed me as an actor when I saw him in The Lookout where he played a small-time American crook who took cruel advantage of the brain-damaged character played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. That role followed on the heels of his role in Woody Allen's Match Point where he played a charming British rich kid. The contrast between the two roles was impressive. In fact, I didn't realize it was him in The Lookout until I read the end credits. Goode is proud of his work in The Lookout and says that without that film demonstrating his range he never would have gotten the role in Watchmen

Here's what he had to say about working on Brideshead Revisited. I began by asking him if this latest adaptation brought something new to the story in comparison to the popular 1981 PBS mini series.

You can see a video of Goode discussing his work on Watchmen on our KPBS Comic-Con blog.