Photo: Eric Roberts as Sebastián Piñera
The prolific actor will walk a mile in the Chilean President’s shoes for the upcoming miner film “Miracle Underground”.
“I am very proud of playing Chile’s President,” said Roberts to Chile’s “La Segunda.” “He never lost hope. When everyone was thinking about giving up, he said ‘no, we can’t leave them there.’ So I have to play the hero. I love the idea.”
Roberts, who is currently in Berlin shooting Hungarian born filmmaker Zsolt Bács’ “The Child,” admitted that before the miners, he knew nothing about Chile. “But I intend to investigate everything about the president. Let me tell you, I will play Sebastián Piñera to the bone! I’ll find everything I can about this man,” Roberts said.
Roberts told “La segunda he is looking forward visiting Chile following pre-production for the film, as Chile, is one of the few nations he has not yet visited.
“I believe in a superior being; but I got involved with this project mainly because I was impressed by the rescue. I followed every second of it—know anyone who didn’t? All of the US was glued to the TV. I t was really impressive,” said Roberts.