What was your favourite part of filming?
Russell: “My favourite part? When we finished. It was a very difficult shoot, very physically draining and demanding. Every second day you knew you were gonna be covered in water for 10 to 12 hours, sometimes 14 to 16. It got to the point where a single raindrop felt like a hammer blow.”
How do you feel about the criticism coming from some religious groups about the biblical accuracy of the film?
Russell: “Well I think it’s completely irresponsible to put your name and your stamp and opinion on something that you haven’t seen and you don’t know about. However now that people are actually getting to see the film that criticism is going away. Realising how intense the experience is and how respectful the movie is to the source material.”