The star of The Neverending Story and Apollo’s son on the original Battlestar Galactica, Noah Hathaway got typecast as the good boy, so he stepped away from acting.
“I had taken about 15 years off from doing movies and had moved to Amsterdam to tattoo,” says Hathaway.
When he got the call to work on Sushi Girl, he was out of the house and on his way to the film location six hours later. The film has renewed his love for acting because he doesn’t have to play the goody two shoes.
Hathaway describes Sushi Girl as an ueber-violent, fun, grindhouse type of movie, in which Mark Hamill plays the bad guy.
“He’s delightfully evil,” says Hathaway. “It’s the best thing he ever did.”
There is currently a remake of The Neverending Story with Leonardo DiCaprio and David Finch taking the reins of Falkor to fight against the Nothing.
Hathaway started getting tattoos at age 15 and says that agents and casting directors had heart attacks. Now there are so many actors who have tattoos that it has become a non-issue.
His week-long apprenticeship in tattooing should have been longer.
“It’s one of those art forms that you never stop learning,” says Hathaway.
Se Noah discuss The Neverending Story.