In 2010, double Golden Globe Award nominee Dennis Quaid portrayed the former President Bill Clinton in North American television historical drama “The Special Relationship” directed by Richard Loncraine, confessing to TotalFilm editors that has never been discouraged by a role nor so scared that fails to draw well at the end because he had the honor to meet the model in the flesh and was fascinated by his personality and charisma.
The actor 57 years old admitted he was about to refuse the offer of TV station HBO because of tremendous pressure on his shoulders and the press because of fear that will fail to meet expectations and will not be credible the role of 42nd president, whose political career was compromised by a sex scandal: “It was probably the most scary part that I approached. Almost I refused because I knew Bill and I could not understand why they would like to distribute me on his role. It was disappointing because he was one of the most famous men in the world, because that is the reason why I decided to make a leap into the void and to accept the role. Always believe that fear is what motivates you most, that your adrenaline pumping in your veins.”
“The Special Relationship” show solidarity links between British Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) and President Bill Clinton, who are supported from the shadows of their wives Cherie (Helen McCrory) and Hilary (Hope Davis) and realize that friendships policy are more strategic and are never unconditional, Dennis Quaid saying that never came in contact with Bill Clinton after he signed with HBO Films and has not received any advice from the former head of state in relation to how which would have to play the character: “I never spoke with him after I got the role. All communication channels have been closed ever since. But he was truly one of the fascinating people with which I met during my life.”