The 43-year-old actor stars in Doug Liman’s romantic comedy heist film and revealed that he got an idea from’ The Godfather, so that he and co-star Anne Hathaway keep their lines during of the quick spin

Chiwetel explained behind the scenes photos of him and Anne wearing each other’s lines: “I thought from the start that we couldn’t all learn them that way because there are so many lines”Short time and we’d have to come up with a few tricks to get through

“I had seen Marlon Brando hold up his lines from other actors on ‘The Godfather’, so I showed it to Doug Liman and Annie and said, ‘This has to happen at some point'”and it happened!”

The film follows Chiwetel and Anne as the annoyed couple Paxton and Linda, who decided to steal a diamond from Harrods department store in London amid the coronavirus lockdown, and the actor “12 years a slave” was grateful for that to work the project during the pandemic

When he appeared on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ he said, “It took us 18 days to shoot – it was really quick and we rattled it through. It was amazing to be able to work during the lockdown, and it changed the experience for me. We could only do it because everyone was so conscientious “

Check out the full interview with Chiwetel on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ on BBC One on Friday night (05-0321)

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