But like they say in Spanish and since we are talking about horror…which is never too far from evil…, “no es lo mismo llamar al diablo que verlo venir” (which in English kind of means, “it’s not the same to call the devil than to see him approaching…”).
So how was it to watch “Cabin in the Woods” for the very first time, I ask Fran. “When I first saw it I was nervous…I was alone in a room with Bradley Whitford…and it was just the two of us and that is a weird way to see a movie…especially a movie like this…you want people around to react …we just sat there in silence watching this crazy movie. Finally toward the end he turned over to me and said “we are in the best movie ever made”…he said with a laugh. Apparently, a lot of other people seem to agree. The movie has metascore of 72 and rotten tomatoes shows a fresh and healthy 91% in its tomatometer.
And is it odd but great to star in a unique and logic defying horror-slasher film (granted, not the most distinguished genre) while also staring in the much reviewed Broadway play “Death of a Salesman” directed by no other than the legendary Mike Nichols? Huge, right?
Kranz is really proud that the two characters could not be more different. Boy, he is not kidding. But in his own self-deprecating style, he calls them both a great showcase of versatility and believes they are both legitimately good. And frankly, he is correct. Critics everywhere seem to love Fran…either when he is playing a stoner about to get wacked…or the successful and powerful lawyer Bernard in the Death of a Salesman revival. Talented, good looking, funny and smart, what’s not to love about Fran Kranz????
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