Stanley Tucci shared a story about his reaction when an intruder appeared on the window sill of his hotel room in the middle of the night.
The 61-year-old actor shared the story while discussing his new role as a man on death row in the BBC One drama insider. Its creator Steven Moffat has said the show’s central idea is that “anyone can be a killer”.
Upon request in a new interview in The Observer New Review If he agrees with the notion that “all it takes to commit murder is one bad day and the right victim,” Tucci said, “I think so. You can kill in self-defense. If someone tried to hurt your child, you would kill them without a thought.”
He then gave the following example: “Thirty years ago I was in Paris with my late wife – which sounds awful, I didn’t kill her, she was dying of cancer – and in the middle of the night this guy appeared on the windowsill of our hotel room in the first floor.
“My wife was screaming, I jumped out of bed naked and screamed ‘F*** you!’ I don’t know why and tried to push him off by closing the window.
“I looked down and wanted him dead, but there was nobody there. He got away. The reason I’m telling you this ridiculous story is because my reptilian brain took over and said, ‘Kill him before he kills you!’ So there you are.”
Tucci was married to social worker Kate Tucci from 1995 to 2009. She died of breast cancer. The couple had three children together: daughter Camilla and twins Nicolo and Isabel.
He is now married to literary agent Felicity Blunt, sister of Tucci The devil Wears Prada co-star Emily Blunt.
insider will premiere on BBC One on Monday 26 September.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/stanley-tucci-hotel-intruder-paris-b2169719.html “I jumped out of bed naked and screamed”: Stanley Tucci tells the story of how he pushed an intruder off his hotel window sill