wishes he could retain the information he gathers for film roles because he regrets forgetting how to play chess and certain spiritual exercises he learned to play Gandhi
The British actor goes to great lengths to master his roles - he perfected spinning for Gandhi and became a great chess player for his film Searching For Bobby Fisher
But he admits he can't remember much of what he learned while he was preparing for those films.
He says, "I think it's the brain taking care of itself and not holding too much information it won't use. But I learn these skills very thoroughly for movies. I actually learned to spin as Gandhi and that was really me spinning in the film. The, as soon as you're out of that character, the skill has no relevance to your life and it disappears. It's odd but it just disappears."
And Kingsley fears he'll lose his skills as a marksman after spending months at the shooting range researching his latest film role as a hit man in You Kill Me
He adds, "I went to the firing range and practiced. I was with a coach who loved weapons so it was interesting to be with that kind of a man who would describe the number of working parts in the guns. He loved them. I got that information from him and at the firing range I was very successful. I was very good actually. I hit a target many times."
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