“The Exorcist” director William Friedkin fondly remembers what happened when he walked through New York with Jason Miller, the actor who plays Father Karras.
As a great start to Halloween, Blumhouse is preparing to premiere The Exorcist: Believer, a new installment in the horror franchise that began in 1973 the best horror film of all time “The Exorcist” will soon have a new sequel.
It’s not the first time it’s happened. In 1977, filmmaker John Boorman directed the film The Exorcist 2: The Heretic, a mediocre belt who didn’t know how to handle the enormous success of the original film.
Avoid The Exorcist III (which oddly enough is the best sequel), in 2004 we had a prequel called The Exorcist: The Beginning What had an alternative version one year later.
The franchise also made the jump to the small screen, with a TV series that generated mixed sensations at the time. Now it’s your turn The Exorcist: Believera film orchestrated by Blumhouse and Directed by: David Gordon Green (Director of the new Michael Myers trilogy).
On the occasion of the upcoming premiere, we review a glorious anecdote William Friedkin (director of the 1973 film) and Jason Miller (Damien Karras actor), both deceased.
Actor and exorcist: Jason Miller had it all
In a conversation with ICM Partners in 2012 (via EW), director William Friedkin sat down to talk about his most iconic film, one that has terrified millions of people for decades.
Beyond the black legend of The Exorcist (they say it was a cursed film), Friedkin remembered a funny anecdote with Jason Miller Actor who gave life to one of the protagonists.
You have to understand that these were different times and different people They made no distinction between the character (portrayed by the actor) and the man in real life. This happened to Jason Miller, who was considered a “real exorcist” at the time.
Friedkin remembers that on one of his walks with Miller through New York City, some people asked him for help, believing he was really a priest.
”I was walking down the street with Jason Miller in New York and people were coming up to him and trying to touch his jacket. “Father, I have a son, I have a son…!” And he said, “I’m just an actor!””.
Strangely enough, something similar happens in the film itself. Damien Karras, priest and psychiatrist, is the last chance to “cure” Regan, however He keeps repeating, “He’s just a psychiatrist.”.
Sure, some people did it on purpose and in a humorous way, but the exorcist’s power is such that others may have believed he was really an exorcist and not an actor.
Be that as it may, it is just one of the many anecdotes about it The Exorcist, one of the greatest horror films of all time. Will be The Exorcist: Believer rise to the occasion? We’ll find out next October 11th In the cinema.