Oscar winning actor Dustin Hoffman is promoting his next film Boychoir. He plays the inscrutable Master Carvelle of the prestigious American Boychoir School (a real place in Princeton, New Jersey). Carvelle trains 11-year-old Stet, “a troubled kid blessed with a golden singing voice.” Stet is portrayed by Garrett Wareing.
Asked if he considers himself a mentor to younger actors, Hoffman said yes, constantly. “Sometimes the director doesn’t like it so you have to talk out of the side of your mouth like in those old prison movies, ‘The next take, just do it the way you want, you were great, oops here comes the guard.’” Boychoir wil be released in July.