I hope I will play more important roles in international films after “Matrix Resurrections”: Purab Kohli


Purab Kohli is hoping that his role as a game developer in “Matrix Resurrections” opens doors to more international offerings and that Westerners notice him as an actor.

Kohli, who previously worked with director Lana Wachowski in 2014 on “Sense8”, said he was beaming with joy after being roped up for the fourth chapter of “The Matrix”.

“It’s such a great movie and you’re a part of it and clearly a notable role. I think it will make an impression. Fingers crossed, people will look to play me in bigger roles and trust that as a ‘actor I could carry to bigger roles in movies as big as this one, “Kohli, who has moved to London, told PTI in a zoom interview.

“The world is getting very global, especially on the entertainment front when you have the opportunity to watch so many things and movies intersect. So I think it’s a good time to be where I’m placed. “The Matrix Resurrections” will see the return of Keanu Reeves as Neo, Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity and Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe, along with new additions to the cast, including Indian actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jessica Henwick, Christina Ricci, Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathan Groff.

The 42-year-old actor, best known for films such as “My brother … Nikhil”, “I am”, “Rock On!” series, said he never thought he would be part of the Matrix franchise.

But after a while all the ‘ho ha’ of working with Lana Wachowski goes to the back, you get attached to the genius Lana Wachowski, the way she thinks about cinema and the way she paints on canvas. and understands the medium so well. So when you hear about the fourth installment of the ongoing “Matrix” and are a part of it, there’s a curious mind wondering what she’s going to do now. ”The actor can appear in a handful of scenes in “The Matrix Resurrections”, but he remembers reading the entire script and being bowled over by the creators’ vision.

I read the entire bound script at one time, and it was a hard copy that came down to me. When I put it down and looked at my wife and said, wow, it’s really amazing and she’s going to blow the world up again, “he said.

Speaking about how he landed the role in the film, Kohli explained that he did not audition for the film because the director was aware of his work, courtesy of “Sense8”.

“I didn’t audition for ‘Matrix’ because I had worked with Lana on ‘Sense8’, which I auditioned several times, and then I also read before I was chosen. It was the most difficult. . But once Lana trusted me could play and I think for the ‘Matrix’ it was just a pure honor that she thought of me for the role, “he added.

Having admired Keanu Reeves since he was a child, the actor said it was a huge moment working alongside the Hollywood star.

“Working with him, sitting next to him and doing a scene was really good. He’s not a big star, he’s so simple, easy and comfortable and really relaxed. Like all the other actors he does. his best to give his best, by asking the same questions you ask the director.

The most endearing thing about Keanu is that he’s this real person and he has no qualms about showing it. He’s just himself and that makes it easy and comfortable to work with him, ”Kohli said.

The actor didn’t share any scenes with Carrie-Anne Moss but off-camera he had a great interaction with her.

Kohli also shared that he had not had the opportunity to meet Chopra Jonas, as the two were filming in different countries at the time.

Besides Reeves and Anne Moss, Kohli was thrilled to collaborate with his “Sense8” crew again on the film.

“There are a lot of people in the scene I’m in, I already knew before, a couple were actors on ‘Sense8’, but there were those who weren’t actors but were part of the ‘Sense8’ family. .

“Matrix” is a global family, from all over the world, including people who have worked behind the scenes, come to the camera. In a way, Lana kind of orchestrates us to be together every now and then. Warner Bros. Pictures released “The Matrix Resurrections” in India on December 22 in Tamil, Telugu, English and Hindi.

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Darcy J. Skinner